James Yap, Alvin Patrimonio, Ato Agustin to run for public office
MANILA, Philippines—Several personalities from the PBA are looking to transition into the world of politics for the 2022 National Elections.
Rain or Shine guard James Yap is seeking to become a city councilor for San Juan, according to mayor Francis Zamora in an ABS-CBN report.
Magnolia team manager Alvin Patrimonio will also run for mayor in Cainta under party Lakas-CMD while San Miguel assistant coach Ato Agustin is seeking a councilor spot in San Fernando, Pampanga.
Zamora, who received assistance from Yap during his campaign in the previous elections, said that the PBA stalwart’s motivation to run for public office is to help the youth in the city.
Yap’s former teammates in the Purefoods franchise Don Allado and Paul Artadi are also under Zamora’s banner.
Artadi already has two terms under his belt as he was elected councilor in 2016 and in 2019.
Allado, meanwhile, seeks to bounce back from his loss in the 2019 elections.
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