Late Antipolo Rep. Acop a ‘caring mother to all’

Published May 29, 2021, 10:15 AM

by Nel Andrade

She’s like a caring mother to all.

This is how the late Second District Rep. Resurreccion Acop was described by her staff following her demise Friday morning (May 28).

Antipolo City Second District Rep. Resurreccion ‘Dr. Cion’ Marrero Acop

In an interview with Manila Bulletin, three female staff of Rep. Acop said the late congresswoman, who succumbed to complications caused by COVID-19, was like a second mother to them, who would always make sure that they are all doing well.

“Maalaga po siya sa kahit sino sa aming mga nagtatrabaho sa opisina n’ya. Pantay-pantay din po ang pakikitungo nya sa amin kagaya ng isang ina sa kanyang mga anak (She was so caring to everyone who works at her office. She was fair to all of us like what a mother does to her children).”

One of the staff whose child is a regular patient of Acop said everyone knows how the late congresswoman, who was also a doctor, cared for her patients.

“Madalas, habang tsine-check-up pa lang ni Doctora Acop ang anak namin sa klinika, nararamdaman naming mga nanay na gumagaling na sila (Often, while Dr. Acop was still checking up our kids at the clinic, we mothers already feel that our kids are getting well),” the female staff said.

Another staff at the Marrero-Acop Clinic and Hospital, which is owned by the Acop family, said she and her fellow workers could not do their work well when they learned about the congresswoman’s death on Friday morning.

The staff who refused to be identified added that the clinic personnel started praying the Holy Rosary every 10 p.m. last April when the lady solon was confined in the hospital.

Former Congressman Romeo Acop, husband of the late congresswoman, broke the news to some members of the media that his wife succumbed to multiple organ failure caused by COVID-19.

He said he and his wife both contracted COVID-19 and were admitted at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center on April 8.

He was discharged from the hospital after being declared COVID-free on April 14, but his wife remained in the medical facility when her conditions started to deteriorate. While intubated, Rep. Acop’s organs failed one after the other.

Messages of condolences continue to flood the Facebook page of the supporters and friends of Dr. Acop, who was known to many residents as a very caring pediatrician to all her patients.

As of this posting, the Acop family has not yet released the burial plan for the late congresswoman.