MANILA, Philippines – An uncle of basketball star James Yap, brother-in-law of Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, is a solid supporter of Lakas-Kampi-CMD’s presidential bet Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro.
“With or without the money. Win or lose, we are committed to Gibo,” Mayor Melecio “Beboy” Yap of Escalante City, Negros Occidental said Friday.
Mayor Yap is a distant relative of the basketball star, who happens to be the husband of TV show host Kris Aquino. The couple has been actively campaigning for the LP presidential bet.
Mayor Yap said that even if James talks to him, the basketball star would certainly fail to convince him to support the LP candidate.
He said that he is a very loyal member of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD and that Teodoro has been his preferred presidential candidate even before he was picked by the ruling party.
Mayor Yap said he has been asking his constituents that if they are going to vote for him, they should also vote for Teodoro, who is a cousin of the LP candidate.
Escalante City as 53,000 registered voters. — Report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News