2022 PH local races

PBA star James Yap files COC for San Juan councilor

Delfin Dioquino
PBA star James Yap files COC for San Juan councilor

BIG GAME. James Yap dabbles in politics only a few days after he and Rain or Shine bowed out of the PBA Philippine Cup.

Rappler

James Yap's former PBA teammates, Paul Artadi and Don Allado, are also running for city councilor in San Juan

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

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.