House mourns death of ex-Northern Samar rep Emil Ong
By Billy Begas
The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco, grieves the passing of former Northern Samar Rep. Emil Ong.
“Our heartfelt prayers and sympathies to the family and loved ones he has left behind,” the message of the House read.
House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said Ong’s valuable service will never be forgotten.
“Hindi po makakalimutan ang kanyang di matatawarang paglilingkod para sa kapakanan ng kanyang mga minamahal na kababayan,” Romualdez said. “Alay po natin ang ating taos-pusong panalangin para sa namayapang ama ng Ikalawang Distrito ng Northern Samar.”
Ong represented the second district of Northern Samar during the 14th, 15th and 16th Congresses.
His brother, Jose Ong Jr., currently represents the second district of Northern Samar in the 18th Congress.