Romeo Acop

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Romeo Acop
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Antipolo's Second District
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Preceded by Angelito Gatlabayan
Personal details
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal(2012- present)
Independent (politician) (before 2012)
Profession Politician

Romeo M. Acop is a Filipino politician and is the incumbent Congressman of Antipolo's Second Legislative District.

Early life and Career at the PNP[edit]

He attended the Philippine Military Academy, graduating in the 1970 Magiting batch with Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr., who is now the Governor of Zambales. He then studied law at the José Rizal University, being a cum laude there in 1986.[1] Acop then served in the Philippine National Police as Chief Superintendent, which was equivalent to a brigadier general, during the Ramos government. In response to the resignation of Panfilo Lacson as PNP Chief in January 2001, Acop with two other prominent police officers resigned their posts.[2]

Philippine general elections, 2010[edit]

In 2010, the elections were held for seats in the House of Representatives.[3] The Second District of Antipolo was contested by eight competitors, including former Rizal Vice-Governor Jestoni Alarcon. Still, Acop triumphed the race with 32,281 votes (31.36% of the vote) with Lorenzo Sumulong III following with 24,907 votes (24.20%). Alarcon was third with 20,159 votes (19.59%).[3]

Congressman career[edit]

He is currently serving his first three-year term as representative. Acop is member of ten committees in the Philippine Congress, namely: Public Order and Safety (as Vice Chairman), Appropriations, Health, Higher and Technical Education, Local Government, National Cultural Communities, Public Works and Highways, Southern Tagalog Development, Transportation, and Ways and Means.[4] Acop authored or co-authored 40 House bills to date.[4]

Acop and Representative Angelo Palmones had filed a resolution to conduct an inquiry concerning the acquiring of 59,904 9-millimeter pistols for the Philippine National Police, which would cost around PHP 1.2 billion.[5]


House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Angelito Gatlabayan
Congressman, 2nd District of Antipolo City
Succeeded by