Edsel Mercado is a candidate for member of the House of Representatives in the Philippines' upcoming elections. Mercado, an independent, is running without a party. He is campaigning for the seat in the First District of the Province. Mercado is campaigning for the support of Laguna Province. Mercado will be on the ballot under the name "MERCADO, FRANK ALVAREZ (IND)".
This candidate is running to represent their district in Congress. A member of the House of Representatives is responsible for creating bills and resolutions, reviewing the budget proposed by the executive department and create the general appropriations (budget) bill, tackling impeachment complaints and submitting the resolution setting the Articles of Impeachment, voting to declare the existence of a state of war, authorizing the president to exercise powers to carry out a declared national policy in times of war or other national emergency, voting to revoke or extend the president’s proclamation of martial law, through the Commission on Appointments, approving or rejecting key appointments made by the president to government agencies, voting on the president’s grant of amnesty, proposing amendments and revisions to the Constitution, and voting to convene into a constituent assembly or to call for an election of members of a constitutional convention.
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