PBA star James Yap filed his certificate of candidacy for councilor of the first district of San Juan City on Tuesday, October 5.
Yap formally ventured into politics only a few days after he and Rain or Shine crashed out of the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup playoffs following a quarterfinals defeat to Magnolia.
Originally from Escalante, Negros Occidental, Yap has been a resident of San Juan for several years.
The two-time PBA MVP is running under the ticket of reelectionist Mayor Francis Zamora, a former basketball player.
Also seeking posts in the San Juan council are Yap’s former PBA teammates Paul Artadi and Don Allado.
Yap, Artadi, and Allado all played for the Purefoods franchise.
Artadi eyes a third term in the first district, while Allado aims to win in the second district after losing in the 2019 elections. – Rappler.com