Mercado, Ricayo Pajac is a candidate running for member of the Sangguniang Bayan in the 2022 Philippine elections as a member of the National Unity Party (NUP) slate. He is seeking to be elected to a seat in Catubig, Northern Samar. Mercado will be on the ballot as "8 MERCADO, CADOY (NUP)".
This candidate is running for the position of Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Council) member. A municipal council member is responsible for approving ordinances and passing resolutions for an efficient and effective municipal government, generating and maximizing resources and revenues for the municipality’s development plans, program objectives, and priorities, granting franchises, enacting ordinances authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, enacting ordinances levying taxes, fees, and charges, regulating activities related to the use of land, buildings, and structures within the municipality, and approving ordinances ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of basic services and facilities.