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Lito Lapid, alias Romulo exits ‘Ang Probinsyano’ for Senate bid

/ 02:45 PM February 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Action star Lito Lapid’s character has died in ABS-CBN’s action drama series “Ang Probinsyano,” a day before the start of the official campaign for national candidates.

The campaign period for national candidates kicked off on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

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Lapid, a former senator, is eyeing a Senate comeback.

Lapid’s character, Romulo, died during the show’s episode on Monday, February 11.

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Romulo was slain by Jhong Hilario’s character, Homer alias “Alakdan.”

According to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), appearances in non-news programs would be considered advertising time.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez previously said that national candidates only have 120 minutes or 2 hours per television station and 180 minutes or 2 hours and 30 minutes for radio stations advertisements.

READ: Comelec: Candidates’ presence in non-news shows deemed ‘advertising time’

Meanwhile, the producer of “Ang Probinsyano”,  Dreamscape Entertainment thanked Lapid for his participation in the primetime teleserye.

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Paalam, Pinuno. Maraming salamat sa pagiging bahagi ng FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, Mr. Lito Lapid! Isa kang ALAMAT NG AKSYON! #FPJAP3Pinuno

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“Paalam, Pinuno. Maraming salamat sa pagiging bahagi ng FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, Mr. Lito Lapid! Isa kang ALAMAT NG AKSYON!” Dreamscape’s Instagram post on Monday read.

Yassi Pressman, on the other hand, shared a snapshot with the actor via Instagram and said, “Mahal ka namin, Pinuno. I love you Tito Sen, alam mo yan! Mamimiss ka naming lahat!!!”  / gsg

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