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Mark Tadeo Lapid (born February 16, 1980) is an actor and politician in the Philippines. He is a former Governor of Pampanga (2004–2007). President Benigno Aquino III appointed him as chief operating officer of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA). TIEZA is an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT) that designates, regulates and supervises tourism enterprise zones established under Republic Act 9593.

Mark Lapid
Governor of Pampanga
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2007
Preceded byLito Lapid
Succeeded byEd Panlilio
Philippine Tourism Authority General Manager
In office
August 1, 2008 – October 14, 2015
Succeeded byGuiller Asido
Personal details
Marco Tadeo Lapid

(1980-02-16) February 16, 1980 (age 39)
San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
Political partyAksyon Demokratiko
Spouse(s)Tanya Garcia
ChildrenMischa Amidala Garcia Lapid
Matilda Anika Garcia Lapid
ParentsLito Lapid
Marissa Tadeo
ResidencePorac, Pampanga
Alma materAngeles University Foundation
University of the Philippines, Los Baños
WebsiteWWW. Mark Lapid PH

Political careerEdit

Mark Lapid began his career in public service at a very young age. He was elected as SK (Sanggunian Kabataan) Chairman at the age of 16. Concurrently, Lapid served as the province's youth sector representative in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Pampanga.

He was elected Governor of Pampanga at the young age of 24. While Governor, Lapid successfully made Pampanga one of the top ten most productive provinces in the Philippines. Lapid's tenure as Governor was marked by an increase in infrastructure spending.

Lapid filed his CoC (Certificate of Candidacy) for Senator last October 14, 2015. Lapid will be running under the Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid. but lost placing 19th in the polls, behind coalition mate, Sec. Jericho Petilla

In a senatorial forum held on January 29, 2016 in the University of the Philippines - Diliman, he supported peace in Mindanao and same-sex marriage, which gave him one of the best approval applause from the students of UP.

Lapid belongs to the Aksyon Demokratiko Party

Acting careerEdit

Lapid did the film Apoy sa Dibdib ng Samar (2006) with Cristine Reyes, directed by Jose Balagtas.

His film Tatlong Baraha, was an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) in 2006. He played the role of Julio Valiente, Maynard Lapid as Zigomar, and Lito Lapid as Leon Guerrero.

Lapid produced the movie Lapu-Lapu starring Lito Lapid and Joyce Jimenez.

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of former Senator Lito Lapid and Marissa Tadeo-Lapid.

He is married to actress Tanya Garcia in a civil wedding on July 30, 2010 at Marissa Hall in Porac, Pampanga. They have two daughters, Mischa Amidala (born September 21, 2007), and Matilda Anika (born October 29, 2010) in Las Vegas, Nevada.



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