Lito Lapid

Manuel Mercado Lapid , popularly known as Lito Lapid, is a Filipino actor, politician and Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.He is teasingly known as the "no brain senator" and "out-of-town senator", spending more time and people's money in USA than in the senate hall. He run and lost by a huge margin to opposition leader and incumbent Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay during the May 2007 local election.

Born on October 25, 1955 in Porac, Pampanga, he was the fifth of nine children by Jose Lapid and Eleuteria Mercado. He completed his elementary education at Porac Central School in 1968, and secondary education at St. Catherine Academy of Porac, Pampanga in 1972. Lapid did not enroll for his tertiary education.

From his humble beginnings as a stuntman, Lito Lapid rose to become one of the country's top action movie stars. Lapid's movies were blockbusters and he was cited as one of the top rated action movie stars, a group that includes Fernando Poe Jr., Joseph Estrada, and Ramon Revilla Sr..

Lapid married Marissa Tadeo Lapid in simple Catholic rights. Lapid had two sons and two daughters under Tadeo: Maan Krista, Mitzi Karen, Maynard and Mark. Maynard is an aspiring actor whose career started in 2006. Mark Lapid is the incumbent governor of Pampanga, his term however will end in June, 2007 after he lost in the recent elections to Fr. Ed "Among" Panlilio.