Lito Lapid

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Lito Lapid
Lito lapid.jpg
Senator of the Philippines
2004incumbent
Governor, Province of Pampanga
19952004
Vice Governor, Province of Pampanga
1992–1995
Political Party: Lakas-CMD (1998-Present)
Nationalist People's Coalition (1992-1998)
Born: October 25, 1955
Porac, Pampanga
Spouse: Marissa Tadeo

Manuel Mercado Lapid , popularly known as, Lito Lapid, is a Filipino actor, politician, and Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.

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

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Education

Lapid spent his elementary years at the Porac Central School in Porac, Pampanga and graduated in 1968. He studied secondary education at St. Catherine Academy in Porac, Pampanga in 1972. He never finished a college course as he pursued his acting career.

Movie Industry

From his humble beginnings as a stuntman, Lito Lapid rose to become one of the country's top action movie stars. Lapid's movies was a blockbuster and he was cited as one of the top rated action movie star that include Fernando Poe Jr., Joseph Estrada, and Ramon Revilla Sr.

Televisions

Filmography

  • Tatlong Baraha (2006)1
  • Lapu-Lapu (2002)
  • Dugong Aso: Mabuting Kaibigan, Masamang Kaaway (2001)
  • Bukas, Babaha ng Dugo (2001)
  • Masikip na ang Mundo mo, Labrador (2001)
  • Eskort (2000)
  • Huwag mong Ubusin ang Bait ko! (2000)
  • Pasasabugin ko ang Mundo mo (2000)
  • Fidel Jimenez: Magkasubukan tayo (2000)
  • Patigasan (2000)
  • Largado, Ibabalik kita sa Pinanggalingan mo! (1999)
  • Ako'y Ibigin mo... Lalaking Matapang (1999)
  • Tatapatan ko ang Lakas mo (1999)
  • Lisensyado (1998)
  • Alamid: Ang Alamat (1998)
  • Da Best in Da West 2 (1997)
  • Kasangga mo ako sa Huling Laban (1997)
  • Tapang sa Tapang (1997)
  • Tapatan ng Tapang (1997)
  • Hindi Lahat ng Ahas ay nasa Gubat (1996)
  • Tolentino (1996)
  • Escobar: Walang Sasantuhin (1995)
  • Hanggang sa Huling Bala (1995)
  • Ikaw pa, Mahal kita (1995)
  • Geron Olivar (1993)
  • Lacson, Batas ng Navotas (1992)
  • Walang Piring ang Katarungan (1991)
  • Medal of Valor (1991)
  • Karapatan ko ang Pumatay
  • Ibabaon Kita sa Lupa (1990)
  • Kahit Singko ay di ko Babayaran ang Buhay Mo (1990)
  • Sgt. Melgar (1989)
  • Da Best in Da West (1989)
  • Tadtarin ng Bala si Madelo (1989)
  • Desperado (1986)
  • Kamagong (1986)
  • No Return, No Exchange (1986)
  • Hari ng Gatilyo (1985)
  • Ben Tumbling (1985)
  • Abandonado (1985)
  • Julian Vaquero (1984)
  • Walang Daigdig, Mga (1984)
  • Angkan ng Siste Reales (1984)
  • Alakdang Bato (1984)
  • Zigomar (1984)
  • Gamu-gamo sa Pugad Lawin (1983)
  • Pedro Tunasan (1983)
  • Yakapin Mo ako Lalaking Matapang (1980)
  • Diego Santa Cruz (1980)
  • Ang Sisiw ay Agila (1980)
  • Kastilyong Buhangin (1980)
  • Death Has No Mercy (1979)
  • Alas at Reyna (1979)
  • Bruce the Super Hero (1979)
  • The Jess Lapid Story (1978)
  • Enter the Panther (1976)
  • Mrs. Eva Fonda, 16 (1976)
  • Akyat Bahay Gang
  • Batang Salabusab
  • Cabarlo
  • Gascon...Bala ang Katapat Mo
  • Nagmula sa Lupa
  • Ang Pagbabalik ni Leon Guerrero
  • San Basilio
  • Ang Alamat ni Leon Guerrero
  • Geronimo
  • Tatlong Baraha (80's Version)2


1 Featuring characters Leon Guerrero, Julio Valiente and Zigomar.

2 Featuring characters that the senator played during his cowboy and indian movies namely Leon Guerrero, Julio Valiente and Geronimo.

Political life

With the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991, he was pushed to the forefront of disaster mitigation efforts in Central Luzon-affected provinces. In 1992, he ran under the opposition block Nationalist People's Coalition as vice governor of Pampanga. Lapid easily defeated the incumbent vice governor while his governorial running mate lost to incumbent governor Bren Guiao. In 1995, he ran against Guiao as governor under the same party. Despite the help of former President Corazon Aquino to keep Guiao in his position, the overwhelming popularity of Lapid and the poor condition of lahar ravaged province contributed to Guiao's loss.

With its completion in 1997, the Pampanga Megadike saved the capital municipality (now city) of San Fernando from the lahar mudflows and it channeled through the Pampanga River delta. Lapid thanked President Fidel Ramos for the completion and as sign of appreciation, he joined the administration party Lakas NUCD. Lapid ran for reelection under the administation block. With Lapid's decision to switch parties, his fellow actor Joseph Estrada broke their political relationship and brought low internal revenue allotment when Estrada assume the presidency. Lapid and fellow actor Caloocan City Mayor Reynaldo Malonzo, in separate occasions, tried to court Estrada to join Estrada's party Lapian ng Masang Pilipino (LAMP) but Estrada refused to accept them. After the impeachment of Estrada in 2000 and the second EDSA Revolution, Lapid and Malonzo decided to stay in the Lakas party and ran for reelection in their respective government positions. Lapid won for his third and final term as governor. In 2003, Lapid decided to run as mayor of Angeles City, Pampanga and started grooming his son, Provincial Board Member Mark Lapid for the position of governor. 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 it could save Makati from public demonstations 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 retain 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. [1]

Personal life

Lapid married Marissa Tadeo Lapid in simple Catholic rights. Lapid had two sons and two daughters under Tadeo: Maan Krista, Mitzi Karen, Maynard and Mark. Maynard is an aspiring actor whose career started in 2006. Mark Lapid is the current governor of Pampanga. Like his father, Mark is also an actor whose career started in 2004 and was dating TV personality Kris Aquino on the same year. Lapid met 1979 Miss International Melanie Marquez in the 1980s and had one son Manuelito Lapid [5].

2010 elections

Lapid is running for senator under the LAKAS-Kampi CMD. If elected, he plans to propose the Free Legal Assistance Act of 2010 which will provide free legal assistance to the poor and will entitle lawyers and law firms to a tax credit for giving their service to the poor.

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References

  1. ^ Cruz, Isagani (2007-05-27). (Last updated 07:02am Mla time) A vacancy already in the incoming Senate. INQUIRER.net.

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