Expressions of sorrow poured out from leaders of the House of Representatives following reports of the passing of Antipolo City Rep. Resurrection Acop on Friday. She was 73.
“We are deeply saddened by the news that our good friend and a hard working colleague, Representative Resurreccion Acop, has left us to join her Creator,” Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said.
“My sympathies go out to the love of her life—her family, especially her husband, former Rep. Romeo Acop, friends, and constituents in the Second District of Antipolo. You will be terribly missed in the halls of Congress. Thank you for your service ma’am,” he added.
In a statement, the House expressed sorrow over Acop’s passing, and described her as a kind and selfless public servant.
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said: “She will be remembered for her kindness, passion and commitment to selflessly serve the people of the 2nd district of Antipolo City.”
Acop, who would have turned 74 in November, ran unopposed and replaced her husband, former police general Romeo Acop, in Congress.
She was the vice chairperson of the House Committee on Health. She principally authored 102 measures and co-authored 44 bills.