Kapamilya actor Raymond Bagatsing is eyeing the second-highest position in Manila City.
He will face incumbent Manila’s third district representative, John Marvin Cruz Nieto, better known as Yul Servo.
Bagatsing filed his candidacy for Vice Mayor on October 8, joining the list of celebrities aspiring for a government seat.
Bagatsing’s opponent, Servo, is the current representative of Manila’s third district. Despite appearing on some ABS-CBN programs before, he unexpectedly voted for the Network’s rejection of its franchise in July 2020.
Naghain ng certificate of candidacy sa pagkabise-alkalde ng lungsod ng Maynila ang aktor na si Raymond Bagatsing. pic.twitter.com/PvbXi2FaDo
— Raya Capulong (@RayaCapulong) October 8, 2021
Both Bagatsing and Nieto are politically inclined.
Nieto has served three terms as a Councilor before becoming a Congressman, while Bagatsing is a grandson of the former Manila mayor Ramon D. Bagatsing Sr.
Bagatsing has been active in showbiz since 1990.
His recent projects with ABS-CBN include La Vida Lena, A Soldier’s Heart, Bagani, and Pusong Ligaw.
Bagatsing is running under the joint PDP-Laban-Kabaka political party; Nieto, on the other hand, is incumbent Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan’s running mate.