Ditas Ramos dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

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Sorsogon 2nd District Rep. Ma. Bernardita “Ditas” Ramos, who had tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), passed away on Tuesday.

Deputy Majority Leader Xavier Jesus Romualdo confirmed the news of her death during Tuesday’s plenary session.

“It is with sadness that we just found out that our dear colleague, Rep. Maria Bernardita ‘Ditas’ Ramos of the second district of Sorsogon, has passed away,” Romualdo said.

The House suspended its session for the day following the news of her passing.

On Sunday, House Secretary-General Luis Montales announced that Ramos contracted the virus and was tested while in her home province.

“She developed symptoms and got tested in the province,” Montales said.

Ramos is the second member of the House of Representatives to die after contracting Covid-19, which had earlier claimed the life of Senior Citizens Party-list Rep. Francisco Datol Jr. in August. (PNA)