2. Romeo Acop
• Romeo Macusi Acop (born March 11, 1947) is a Filipino former
police officer and politician who served
as Representative for Antipolo's 2nd District from 2010 to 2019, and
again in 2022.
3. Early life and career at the PNP
• He attended the Philippine Military Academy, graduating in the
1970 Magiting batch with Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr., a Governor
of Zambales. He then studied law at the José Rizal University,
graduating cum laude in 1986. 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.
4. Electoral performance
• Philippine general elections, 2010
• In 2010, the elections were held for seats in the House of
Representatives. The 2nd 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%).
5. • Philippine general elections, 2013
• In 2013, the elections were held for seats in the House of
Representatives. 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%).
6. • Philippine general elections, 2016
• In 2016, the elections were held for seats in the House of
Representatives. Acop ran unopposed for the 2nd District of
Antipolo. Acop easily gained his third and final constitutional term
with 128,309 votes.
7. • Philippine general elections, 2019
• In 2019, the elections were held for the seats in the House of
Representatives. Acop was term-limited, and therefore could not
run for a fourth term. His wife, Resurreccion Marrero Acop, ran in
his stead, unopposed. She garnered 127,695 votes, and took office
on June 30 that same year.
8. • Philippine general elections, 2022
• Acop was elected to his fourth term as representative in 2022,
9. Career as Representative
• Acop served his third three-year term as representative from 2016
to 2019. Acop was a 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. Acop authored or co-authored 63 House bills to date.
10. • 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 ₱1.2 billion. He was one of the 56 representatives in
the 16th Congress of the Philippines (out of 290 members) with a
perfect attendance record.
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