Luz Verano Mercado is a candidate for member of the House of Representatives in the upcoming Philippine elections. She is running under the National Unity Party banner and is vying in the First District. Mercado is hoping to be elected to office and serve the people of Southern Leyte Province. Her ballot number is 2 and will appear on the ballot as "MERCADO, LUZ (NUP)".
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.