Roger Mercado Biography

Roger Mercado is a Filipino politician and government official. He is currently serving as the secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways. Previously, he served as the congressman of the lone legislative district of Southern Leyte Province. In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran under the ruling PDP-Laban Party and won over Gerardo Dator of Lakas – CMD Party.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Roger Gaviola Mercado
Nick Name –> Oging
Birth Date –> August 29, 1951
Birth Place –> Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Family
Brother –> Governor Damian Mercado
Spouse –> Luz Verano Mercado
Sons –> Maasin City Mayor Nacional “Nikko” Mercado, Maasin City Councilor Mikhael Leonardo “Mikee” Mercado
Daughter –> April Angela Mercado-Uy

Education
Elementary – Maasin Central School
High School – – St. Joseph College
College – – Silliman University
Degree – Political Science
Law School – San Beda College
Post Graduate – Master in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines
Post Graduate – Senior Business Executive Program from the University of Asia and the Pacific
Post Graduate – Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa from Southern Leyte State University

Political Career / Work Experiences
1987-1991, 1992-1998, 2004-2013, 2016-Present – Congressman
* He was replaced as congressman by Rosette Y. Lerias as per decision of the House Electoral Tribunal on October 15, 1991.
2013-2016 – Governor of Southern Leyte
1983-1986 – Assemblyman

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise application

RELATED: List of Current Congressmen and CongressWomen of the Philippines 2019 – 2022

See also: Famous People from Southern Leyte

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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