Lower house conducts memorial service in homage to deceased lawmakers, employees

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives, through a memorial service on Thursday, honored lawmakers, as well as administrative and congressional staff who died in 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The memorial service was led by House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco and House Secretary General Mark Llandro Mendoza.

Among those who were given the tribute were former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III; late Antipolo City Rep. Resurreccion Acop; former Deputy Speaker Pablo Garcia; and former senators John Henry “Sonny” Osmea and Victor Ziga

Apart from the said lawmakers, 26 other members from past Congresses and 23 House employees who died in 2021, were also honored du…

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