MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives suspended its session on Tuesday to make way for the mourning for the passing of Cebu City Rep. Raul del Mar.
Del Mar passed away on Monday evening. He was 79.
The session only lasted for less than two minutes.
“Session is suspended to mourn the passing away of our distinguished colleague and veteran lawmaker, session will resume tomorrow at 3 p.m.,” Deputy Speaker Conrad Estrella said.
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco earlier expressed his condolences to the family of Del Mar, describing him as “mentor to me and many others,” adding that the latter’s dedication to public service serves as an “inspiration to many.”
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