Rosa Emilia Mercado is running for Vice Governor in the 2022 Philippine elections. She is running for office under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan banner. She is campaigning for the seat in Southern Leyte Province. She will be on the ballot as #1 MERCADO, MILAI (PDPLBN).
This candidate is running for the position of Vice Governor. The governor is responsible for serving as presiding officer of the sangguniang panlalawigan (provincial board), appointing all officials and employees of the sangguniang panlalawigan aside from those appointments prescribed in the Local Government Code of 1991, and taking over as governor for the remaining years in a term in the event of permanent vacancy, therefore exercising all powers and functions of the provincial chief executive.