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Inunahan sa announcement! Lito Lapid ‘seriously considering’ Senate comeback, Sotto reveals

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by: Xave Gregorio

Former Senator and Ang Probinsyano star Lito Lapid is “seriously considering” making a comeback to the upper chamber of Congress, Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto bared.

“Lito is considering it. Seriously considering running again. I’ve cleared it with some of his friends, who have been his colleagues. Senator [Ping] Lacson and Senator [Gringo] Honasan, and they are in support,” Sotto said Thursday (April 26) in an interview with reporters.

Sotto said he and Lapid have been in talks even before the release of the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey, where the two-term senator figured in the “Magic 12,” ranking 8-15.

The last time Lapid was senator was from 2010 to 2016, during which he was implicated in the P10 billion pork barrel scam.

The Senate Majority Leader said he is prodding the leadership of the Nationalist People’s Coalition to include Lapid in its senatorial slate for the 2019 elections.

He, along with Lacson and Honasan, are also seeking clearance of “The Force,” the coalition of re-electioinst senators in the majority bloc, to add the former senator in their slate.