Roger Mercado Biography

Roger Mercado is a Filipino politician. He is the current congressman of the lone legislative district of Southern Leyte Province. Running under the ruling PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he 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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