Batanes Rep. Dina Abad dies at 62

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) — Condolences poured after Batanes Lone District Representative Dina Abad died Sunday.

She was 62.

Abad is survived by her husband, former Batanes Congressman and Budget Secretary Butch Abad, and their four children Julia, Pio, Luis, and Patsy.

Before her stint in the House of Representatives, Abad was Dean of the Ateneo School of Government. She first served as Batanes lone representative from 2004 to 2007.

She was reelected in 2010, and held the position until her death.

Vice President Leni Robredo posted a photo of her with Abad, and said "the nation lost another treasure."

 

Several lawmakers also expressed their condolences on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

In a statement, the Liberal Party said a mass will be held for Abad at the Ateneo de Manila Chapel at 8 p.m. Monday. LP leaders will deliver a eulogy.