Former vice president and news anchor Noli de Castro on Thursday took oath as a new member of Aksyon Demokratiko, the political party of presidential hopeful Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.
De Castro announced that he was leaving ABS-CBN during his DZMM Teleradyo morning show, Kabayan.
“Sorry to say na ito ho ang huling araw ko na dito sa Teleradyo for so many years,” he said as he declared his return to politics.
“Ako po’y makikipagsapalaran sa bagong uri ng panunungkulan o public service pero tuloy-tuloy ho ang ating public service…mas magiging malawak na po ang isasagawa kong public service kung susuwertehen sa tulong na rin po ninyo,” he added.
The Aksyon Demokratiko oathtaking occurred Thursday afternoon.
But on Thursday evening, De Castro still anchored ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol.
He was senator for three years, from 2001 to 2004. He did not finish the final three years of his senatorial term to run for the vice presidency.
De Castro won and was vice president of the Philippines under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2004 to 2010.
He returned to broadcasting after his vice presidency.
De Castro is expected to run for a Senate seat in the 2022 elections. John Ezekiel J. Hirro