Lapid, Manuel “Lito” Mercado (NPC)

Lapid, Manuel "Lito" Mercado (NPC)

PERSONAL DETAILS
Age: 63 (October 25, 1955)
Place of Residence: N/A
Political Party: Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC)
Incumbent Senator: No
Terms as Senator: Two
SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION
Death penalty: pro
Lowering of the age of criminal responsibility: pro
POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORMS
Allocate P200 million for loans to local film producers
Lower taxes on film theaters
Affordable education
EDUCATION
Primary: Porac Central School
Secondary: St. Catherine Academy
Tertiary: N/A
Graduate Studies: N/A
Honorary Degrees: N/A
Others: N/A
GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
Executive
None
Legislative
Senator (2004-2010, 2010-2016)
Judiciary
None
Local Government
Vice Governor of Pampanga (1992-1995)
Governor of Pampanga (1995-2004)
LEGISLATIVE WORK
Personally authored bills passed into law:
Republic Act No. 9999 (Free Legal Assistance Act of 2010)
Republic Act No. 10367 (Biometrics Law)
Republic Act No. 10645 (Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010)
Total bills passed into law: 16
Important legislation:
Meat Labeling Act of 2011
Comprehensive Unilateral Hearing Loss Research and Development and Rehabilitation Act
Urban Agriculture and Vertical Farming Act
Corporate Social Responsibility Act
Kindergarten Education Act
Adopt-A-Wildlife Species Act
SOURCES
ABS-CBN News. (2018, October 15). Lito Lapid seeks Senate return. Retrieved from https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/15/18/lito-lapid-seeks-senate-return
Dela Cruz, K. (2016, February 4). Sen. Lito Lapid created 16 laws, son says. ABS-CBN News.
Retrieved from https://news.abs-cbn.com/halalan2016/nation/02/04/16/sen-lito-lapid-created-16-laws-son-says
Jimenez, R. (2018, October 15). Lito Lapid eyes Senate comeback. GMA News Online.
Retrieved from https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/world/lito-lapid-eyes-senate-comeback/ar-BBOozxw
League of Provinces of the Philippines. (n.d.) Hon. Manuel M. Lapid. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20070929060727/http://www.lpp.gov.ph/govs/lapid.html
Macaraig, A. (2012, January 29). Sen. Manuel ‘Lito’ Lapid. Rappler. Retrieved from https://www.rappler.com/nation/special-coverage/corona-trial/87-cast-of-characters/1191-sen-manuel-lito-lapid
Punzalan, J. (2019, March 11). Lapid backs death penalty, lower age of criminal liability. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved from https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/11/19/lapid-backs-death-penalty-lower-age-of-criminal-liability
Senate of the Philippines. (n.d.) Senator Manuel “Lito” Mercado Lapid. Retrieved from http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/lapid_bio.as
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