Mercado, Damian Gaviola is running for Governor of Southern Leyte Province. He is running under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan banner. His ballot number will be 1.
This candidate is running for the position of Governor. The governor is responsible for supervising the implementation of programs and projects carried out by the provincial government, overseeing the enforcement of laws and ordinances that affect the province, initiating and maximizing revenue generation for the province, initiating and maximizing the use of resources in the implementation of programs and projects for the benefit of his/her constituents, ensuring the delivery of basic services and the provision of adequate facilities for constituents, and overseeing the implementation of the provincial development plan.