Manuel “Lito” Mercado Lapid is a 63-year-old actor and politician from Pampanga. He is currently serving as a Philippine Senator from 2004 to 2016, and he is also serving again since 2019. He started his career in the film industry as a stuntman, and then later became an actor. He is married to Marissa Tadeo and they were blessed to have two sons and two daughters.
Recently, one of his daughters made in rounds in different social media platforms because of her stunningly beautiful and gorgeous personality. She is known as the 20-year-old Maria Ysabel Ortega-Lapid, professionally known as Ysabel Ortega in the show business industry. She came to prominence playing the supporting antagonist and villain role in the now-defunct ABS-CBN television series “Pusong Ligaw” where she portrayed as Charlotte “Charlie” Quiñones.
She is now a talent of GMA Network but before being a Kapuso actress she also had starred in several Kapamilya shows including “On The Wings Of Love”, “Maalaala Mo Kaya”, “Ipaglaban Mo!”, “Born For You”, and “Precious Hearts Romances: Araw Gabi”. She had really captured a lot of netizens because of her amazing aura ang stunningly beautiful face. No wonder that she really is a beautiful lady with an amazing talent because of her former parents who once became part of the entertainment industry.
Some people were not actually aware that she is one of the daughters of veteran action star turned politician, Lito Lapid and her mother is former actress-singer, Michelle Ortega. Her mother is the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Her stepfather is Greg Pimentel, the Director for Intelligence of Philippine National Police (PNP) who treated Ysabel as his own daughter.
According to the young actress, she was very close to her biological father, Lito Lapid when she was still young but for an unknown reason, their communication ended so suddenly.