Romeo Acop

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Romeo Acop
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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 (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]

Electoral performance[edit]

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]

Philippine general elections, 2013[edit]

In 2013, the elections were held for seats in the House of Representatives.[3] The Second District of Antipolo was contested by three competitors, including former Antipolo Councilor Lorenzo Sumulong III, who also contested the position three years back. Acop won a fresh term with 74,109 votes (61.79% of the vote) with Lorenzo Sumulong III following with 44,612 votes (37.20%). Bulanon was third with 1,217 votes (1.01%).[3]

Philippine general elections, 2016[edit]

In 2016, the elections were held for seats in the House of Representatives.[3] Acop ran unopposed for the Second District of Antipolo Acop easily gained his third and final constitutional term with 128,309 votes.[3]

Career as Representative[edit]

He is currently serving his third three-year term as representative. Acop is member of eleven committees in the Philippine Congress, namely: Public Order and Safety (as Chairman), Appropriations, Health, Higher and Technical Education, Local Government, National Cultural Communities, Public Works and Highways, Southern Tagalog Development, Transportation, Veterans Affairs and Welfare, and West Philippine Sea.[4] Acop authored or co-authored 63 House bills to date.[4]

Acop and Representative Angelo Palmones had filed a resolution to conduct an inquiry concerning the acquisition of 59,904 9-millimeter pistols for the Philippine National Police, which would cost around PHP 1.2 billion.[5] He is one of the 56 representatives in the 16th Congress of the Philippines (out of 290 members) with a perfect attendance record.[6]

References[edit]

House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Angelito Gatlabayan
Congressman, 2nd District of Antipolo City
2010–present
Succeeded by