The Katipunan ng mga Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon (KAPPT) will elect a new president and his board of directors on Saturday, November 12 at the Mowelfund Plaza .
Outgoing President German Moreno announced that members intending to run for the position of board member can still file their certificates of candidacy at the KAPPT office at the Sampaguita Studios compound up to Wednesday, Nov. 9. Fifteen board members will be elected and will elect from among themselves the officers of the board which will serve for three years.
The KAPPT secretariat announced that as of Tuesday, Nov. 8, a total of 32 persons filed their certificates of candidacy. A screening committee will review the list to ascertain who are qualified to run.
A committee, composed of FAP Chairman Espiridion Laxa, Director General Leo Martinez, actors Ernie Zarate and Mat Ranillo III, will supervise the elections which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 12.
Those who have already filed their certificates of candidacy included: Ana Capri, Bembol Roco, Bernard Bonnin, Caridad Sanchez, Christopher de Leon, Cris Daluz, Daria Ramirez, Dick Israel, Menggie Cobarrubias;
Efren Reyes Jr., Grace Pirote, Herbert Bautista, Ian de Leon, Jeffrey Santos, Jeorge ER Estregan, Jess Lapid Jr., Josie Shoemaker-Tagle, Levi Ignacio, Lucy Quinto; Marithez Samson, Nino Muhlach;
Pamela Amor, Phillip Salvador, Rey Solo, Rez Cortez, Ricky Davao, Rudy Meyer, Tirso Cruz III, Vic Felipe, Yul Servo, Baldo Marro and Conrad Poe.
According to the guild’s by-laws, the first nine candidates who will come out in the tally will automatically become board members. Two representatives from the three categories of KAPPT members will, however, be selected by their co-members in the category they belong to. The three categories are: category I, lead and support actors and actresses; category II, character actors and actresses and stuntpersons; category III, atmosphere and bit players and extras.
The incoming president will be the eighth to lead the guild since 1981. The past presidents of KAPPT were Robert Arevalo (1981-83), the late Fernando Poe Jr. (1983-87), Paquito Diaz (1987-89), Rudy Fernandez (1989-95), Edu Manzano (1995-97), Ronnie Ricketts (1997-99), and German Moreno (1999-2005).