LOBOC, Bohol – Chief Operations Officer Mark Tadeo Lapid of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprises Zone Authority (TIEZA) declared he is gunning for a Senate seat on May 9, 2015 general elections. He said that he is applying to be with ruling Liberal Party’s slate of President Benigno S. Aquino, who endorsed then Interior secretary Mar Roxas the party’s presidential bet apparently to continue P-Noy’s mantra on “daang matuwid.”
Lapid would likely follow the footsteps of his father Lito Lapid, who is on his last term as senator and eyeing for Mayor in Angeles City, Pampanga. Once elected, Lapid said that he will focus on tourism legislation, saying that tourism has expanded not only the natural resources in mountains and tourist spots but also some other tourism come-ons under the Tourism law.
The said law has expanded the view on tourism which includes cruise ship, medical tourism and even agri-tourism and others.
Meanwhile, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., said he has not decided yet whether to run for president or vice-president.
He also said that he has not made up his mind on what party he would be if ever he throws his hat in the vice-presidential and presidential races.
But he promised he would soon announce his decision on this matter before the deadline of filing of certificate of candidacy on October 16, 2015.
This cropped up even as, not only the media who interviewed him, but also coconut farmers wanted to now during the open forum of Visayas area coconut farmers’ assembly held at Bohol Cultural Center recently.
Some farmers said in separate interviews that they wanted to know if the younger Marcos would throw his hat in the coming elections so they may also pitch support for him. (rvo)