The new board of directors of the Actors’ Guild or the Kapisanan ng mga Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon (KAPPT) were elected during the Christmas party-elections of the guild held at the Mowelfund Plaza December 27 last year.
Eight incumbent directors, including President Pagsanjan Mayor Jeorge E.R. Ejercito Estregan, were re-elected while seven new directors, led by actor Philip Salvador also won seats for the 15-member board of directors.
The 15 elected directors will vote among themselves on January 28 for six positions, namely, president, chairman of the board, vice-president for internal affairs, vice-president for external affairs, secretary and treasurer.
Aside from Mayor Estregan, those re-elected included chairman Vic Felipe, vice-president for external affairs Amay Bisaya, and directors Rez Cortez, Baldo Marro, Dick Israel, Tirso Cruz III and Rey Solo.
New directors like Philip Salvador were Gina Alajar, Jestoni Alarcon, Patrick de la Rosa, Joko Diaz, Lyn Madrigal and Josie Tagle.
But the new board is set to discuss the election of Ms. Tagle who was in the 15th place as there is a need to include a representative from the category C members. The 16th placer was Pol Pepito.
Incumbent directors who lost in the elections or did not run anymore were vice-president for internal affairs Conrad Poe, secretary Criz Daluz, treasurer Pamela Amor, Vice-Mayor Herbert Bautista, Efren Reyes Jr., Lucy Quinto and Nino Muhlach.
To show support to the guild, actor Senators Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada attended the party-elections and gave P100,000 each for the occasion. Their cash donations were raffled off to the members.
Outrgong president Jeorge E.R. Estregan (whose real name is Emilio Ramon Pelayo Ejercito III) he is on his third consecutive term as the mayor of Pagsanjan, Laguna. A son of the late George Estregan, E. R. became popular for his villain roles though his dream role, up to this day, is to play the late Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. He was the eighth KAPPT president.
Aside from Mayor Estregan, the other KAPPT presidents included Actor-Director Robert Arevalo, Actor-Director-Producer Fernando Poe Jr., Actor Paquito Diaz, Actor-Producer Rudy Fernandez, Actor Edu Manzano and Actor-Director-Producer Ronnie Ricketts.
The official result of the elections is as follows:
1)E.R. Estregan, 258 votes; 2) Philip Salvador, 254; 3) Rez Cortez, 236;
4) Jestoni Alarcon, 202; 5) Amay Bisaya, 201; 6) Baldo Marro, 195; 7) Tirso Cruz III, 194; 8)Gina Alajar, 183; 9) Rey Solo, 179; 10) Dick Israel, 171; 11) Joko Diaz, 159; 12) Patrick dela Rosa, 147; 13) Vic Felipe, 107; 14) Lyn Madrigal, 102; 15) Josie Tagle, 92; and Pol Pepito, 69.
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