Antipolo City 2nd District Rep. Resurreccion Acop passed away on Friday, May 28 of multiple organ failure due to Covid19. She was 73 years old.
According to her husband and former congressman and retired police general Romeo Acop, she had died at 6 a.m. that day.
Both had been infected with the virus and then admitted at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City last April 8. Six days later, Romeo was discharged but Resurreccion had developed complications due to her asthma.
“She was transferred to the ICU after around three days, because they could not control the result of the Covid19 infection. She was intubated. A bacterial pneumonia developed,” he said. “The liquid in her lungs could not be removed, until problems emerged in her heart, her kidney and then her liver.”
The lawmaker had been able to recover from the virus itself; however, the complications in her organs were too severe.
While serving as an Antipolo City representative, Resurreccion Acop was also vice chair of the House health committee and principal author of over 100 bills and co-author to 44 measures.
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