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James Yap all set to run for councilor in first district of San Juan City: ‘Hindi ako natitinag’

PBA athlete James Yap filed his certificate for candidacy as councilor in San Juan City last October 5.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/07/2021 10:46 AM
James Yap all set to run for councilor in first district of San Juan City: ‘Hindi ako natitinag’
Photo Credit: @jamesyap18 Instagram

Two-time PBA MVP James Yap is running for public office for the first time in the 2022 elections. The 39-year-old professional basketball player formally filed his certificate of candidacy for councilor of the first district of San Juan City as shared on his latest Instagram post last October 5, Tuesday. The announcement comes on the heels of James’s PBA team Rain or Shine team ending its streak at the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals last month. 

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In his post, James revealed that the decision to run is something he has given a lot of thought to.


He wrote, “Dala ng pagnanais na pagsilbihan ang mga San Juaneño, naghain po ako ng kandidatura bilang Konsehal sa unang distrito. Ito po ay isang desisyong matagal at masusi kong pinag-isipan.

“Nang nagsimula akong maglaro ng basketball, may mga nagsabi sa akin na hindi ako makararating sa Maynila at lalong hindi ako makalalaro sa PBA. Hindi ako nagpatinag. Tangan ang pagsisikap at dedikasyon, nagpursige ako hanggang maabot ko ang pangarap ko para sa aking pamilya at mga mahal sa buhay.

“Hamon man para sa isang baguhang tulad ko na pasukin ang larangan ng pulitika, hindi ako natitinag. Muli, daldalhin ko ang pagsisikap at dedikasyon hanggang sa maipaabot sa mga bawat San Juaneño ang maginhawang buhay.

“Sa mga taga-unang distrito ng San Juan, magpupursige po si James Yap na ipaabot sa inyo ang magandang kalidad ng pamumuhay na nararapat para sa inyo.”

 

 

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James will be running under the ticket of incumbent San Juan City mayor Francis Zamora who is also a former basketball player. James joins the roster along with fellow PBA athletes Paul Artadi and Don Allado. Also running in their ticket is Sunshine Cruz’s boyfriend Macky Mathay who is running for councilor in the second district. 

 

 

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James is currently in a relationship Italian partner Michela Cazzola with whom he has two children named Michael James and Francesca. He also has a son named Bimby from his previous marriage to Kris Aquino in 2005. Their civil marriage was annulled in 2012.