Lito Lapid

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Manuel Mercado Lapid
Lito Lapid.jpg
Senator of the Philippines
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2004
Governor of Pampanga
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2004
Vice GovernorCielo Macapagal-Salgado
Clayton Olalia
Mikey Arroyo
Preceded byBren Guiao
Succeeded byMark Lapid
Vice Governor of Pampanga
In office
1992–1995
Preceded byCielo Macapagal-Salgado
Succeeded byCielo Macapagal-Salgado
Personal details
Born(1955-10-25) October 25, 1955 (age 58)
Porac, Pampanga, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Political partyLakas-Kampi-CMD (1998–present)
Other political
affiliations
NPC (1992–1998)
Spouse(s)Marissa Tadeo
ResidencePorac, Pampanga
Makati City, Metro Manila
OccupationActor, Politician
 
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Manuel Mercado Lapid
Lito Lapid.jpg
Senator of the Philippines
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2004
Governor of Pampanga
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2004
Vice GovernorCielo Macapagal-Salgado
Clayton Olalia
Mikey Arroyo
Preceded byBren Guiao
Succeeded byMark Lapid
Vice Governor of Pampanga
In office
1992–1995
Preceded byCielo Macapagal-Salgado
Succeeded byCielo Macapagal-Salgado
Personal details
Born(1955-10-25) October 25, 1955 (age 58)
Porac, Pampanga, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Political partyLakas-Kampi-CMD (1998–present)
Other political
affiliations
NPC (1992–1998)
Spouse(s)Marissa Tadeo
ResidencePorac, Pampanga
Makati City, Metro Manila
OccupationActor, Politician

Manuel Mercado Lapid ,popularly known as Lito Lapid, (born October 25, 1955 in Porac, Pampanga) is a Filipino actor, politician and Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.

Education[edit]

Lapid was born in Porac, Pampanga on October 25, 1955, the fifth child of Jose Lapid and Eleuteria Mercado. He completed his elementary education at the Porac Central School in 1968 and secondary education at St. Catherine Academy in Porac in 1972. Lapid did not enroll for his tertiary education.

Film[edit]

Lapid entered the film industry as a stuntman, and became an actor.

Political career[edit]

In 1992, he ran under the opposition block Nationalist People's Coalition as vice governor of Pampanga, defeating the incumbent vice governor Cielo Macapagal-Salgado.

In 1995, he ran against Governor Bren Guiao as governor of Pampanga under the same party and won. When he sought a second term in 1998, Lapid joined the administration party Lakas-NUCD. After the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada in 2000 and the second EDSA Revolution the following year, he ran again for his final term and won.

He decided to run as mayor of Angeles City, Pampanga in the 2004 elections but abandoned his plans when he was encouraged to run as senator.

Senator of the Philippines[edit]

But in the 2004 Senatorial Elections, his fellow cabalen, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo encouraged him to run as senator under the administration coalition K4. Lapid accepted the offer and won the election landing in the eleventh position.

In the bid to change the Philippine Constitution, Lapid was rumored to be planning to participate in the House backed Constituent Assembly [1] but Lapid backed the senate resolution against the resolution passed by the House of Representatives creating the constituent assembly without Senate concurrence.[2] In May 2006, Lapid said that he was planning to run against Jejomar Binay as mayor of Makati City citing reasons that he could save Makati from public demonstrations against President Arroyo. He further stated that he could retain his position as senator in case he lost in the 2007 local elections.[3][4] Senators Panfilo Lacson, Raul Roco, Miriam Defensor Santiago, Sergio Osmeña III, Juan Ponce Enrile, Francisco Tatad all retained their senate seats when they ran for higher elective positions President and Vice President in the 1998 and 2004 elections. However, eminent former justice Isagani Cruz takes exception to this view.[5]

Personal life[edit]

House of Lito Lapid (Porac, Pampanga).

Lapid married Marissa Tadeo, with whom he has two sons and two daughters: Maan Krista, Mitzi Karen, Maynard and Mark. Maynard is an aspiring actor whose career started in 2006. Mark succeeded him as governor in 2004 and is presently the General manager of the Philippine Tourism Authority.[6]

Television[edit]

Filmography[edit]

1 Featuring characters Leon Guerrero, Julio Valiente and Zigomar. 2 Featuring characters that Lapid played during his cowboy and Indian movies namely Leon Guerrero, Julio Valiente and Geronimo.

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