MANILA - “Ang Probinsyano” actor Lito Lapid has filed his certificate of candidacy for senator, offering only few words about his new political move.
The action star, who plays as a rebel in Coco Martin’s long-running primetime series, told photographers in jest that his presence in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office must not be made known to the public.
“‘Wag niyo isusumbong ah, may patong sa ulo ko na P6 million,” Lapid said, referring to his character Romulo "Leon" Dumaguit, leader of rebel group Pulang Araw.
“Salamat sa panonood!” he told some cameramen before proceeding to the briefing room to sign an integrity pledge.
Lapid, however, refused to deliver a statement to outline his platforms during the formal press conference.
“Itutuloy lang natin mga nasimulan dati,” the former senator said while walking away from reporters.
When told that the public might think that he is deliberately avoiding interviews because of his inability to answer policy question, he said: “Hindi nga.” (Yes, I can’t.)
Lapid served as senator for 2 consecutive terms: from 2004 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2016.
Among the measures he authored were the Biometrics Act and the Expanded Senior Citizens Act.