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LAGMAN: FVR WAS STAUNCH RH ADVOCATE

Not known to many, President Fidel V. Ramos was a staunch advocate of reproductive health.

He attended many meetings of supporters of the reproductive health bill, together with his sister, the late Senator Leticia R. Shahani, in designing strategies to facilitate the passage of the then controversial measure.

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COUNTER SONA FROM AN AUTHENTIC OPPOSITION’S PERSPECTIVE

The original arrangement this morning was that because “Minority Leader” Marcelino “Nonoy” Libanan was not yet ready to deliver his Counter SONA, I can proceed to deliver my Counter SONA this...
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Human Rights Defenders Protection Act as House Bill No. 77

The avowal of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to fully respect human rights will be put to the test with the refiling by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman of the Human Rights Defenders Protection Act as House...
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LAGMAN FILES ANEW DIVORCE BILL

For the nth time, a bill legalizing divorce in the country has been refiled as House Bill No. 78 in the 19th Congress. Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, the principal author of previous bills legislating...
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LAGMAN FILES BILL MANDATING TAX EDUCATION AND COMPLIANCE

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman filed on June 30, 2022 House Bill No. 76 “mandating the teaching of tax literacy, consciousness and responsibility in intermediate, secondary, technical-vocational, and tertiary...
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LAGMAN URGES MARCOS TO FREE DE LIMA FROM PRISON

Liberating Sen. Leila de Lima from an odious incarceration soon after President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. assumes office is the litmus test of his sense of justice and adherence to the rule of law.
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LAGMAN URGES NEW ADMINISTRATION TO PRIORITIZE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman called on the incoming administration to prioritize reproductive health in the wake of the report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) that 51% of pregnancies in...
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Unless the new administration can find or create fresh funds

Unless the new administration can find or create fresh funds, the “stimulus package” monikered as Bayan Bangon Muli (BBM) will be mere sloganeering and simply a change in nomenclature from the...
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I am urging the incoming administration...

I am urging the incoming administration not to perpetuate the stratagem of the majority leadership of anointing a Minority Leader in the House of Representatives as an adjunct of the majority...
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A verdict, not a forecast

POLL surveys have been ubiquitous features in the electoral landscape after the first was introduced during the 1824 US presidential race among Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William Crawford,...
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LAGMAN OFFERS P200K FOR ARREST OF BRGY. CHAIR NARDING BISA KILLER

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman has committed P200,000.00 for genuine information leading to the apprehension and prosecution of the assailant and/or mastermind responsible for the killing of Barangay Chairman...
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Escalating support from Leni’s friends

IT is almost imponderable how the radars of the electoral survey outfits have missed the incessant outpouring of support for Vice President Leni Robredo’s presidential run. It appears that most of...
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Video message of Cong. Lagman on the 35th Founding Anniversary of the DSWP

Watch Cong. Edcel Lagman's video message to the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP) as they celebrate this year, its 35th founding anniversary.
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Escalating support from Leni’s friends

AN Armenian adage says “Show me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.” This ancient aphorism finds truism in politics, like in the committed sectors and outstanding personalities who...
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Panguluhan ni Marcos Jr.: Kataksilan sa EDSA People Power Revolution

Mulang Pebrero 22 hangga’t 25, 1986, sa isang pag-aalsang umugong sa buong mundo at naging modelo ng mapayapang pagtutumba ng mga rehimeng mapanupil, milyun-milyong Pilipinong nanggaling sa...
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Marcos Jr. ‘presidency’: a betrayal of EDSA People Power Revolution

IN a peaceful upheaval which resonated across the globe and became the model for nonviolent popular change of repressive regimes, millions of Filipinos from all walks of life 36 years ago massed...
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Senator Leila De Lima’s incarceration...

Senator Leila De Lima’s incarceration for five years on February 24, 2022 appears to be the longest vengeful and unwarranted detention of a fearless critic of President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Right to vote: origins and challenges

EIGHTY-ONE days from today, on May 9, 2022, millions of enfranchised Filipinos will troop to the polls to elect their leaders and representatives from the president to the last municipal councilor....
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The perils of a Marcos Jr. presidency

THERE are serious apprehensions and grave trepidations from responsible and reputable institutions and personalities on the perils of a Ferdinand Marcos Jr. presidency. Expressing these grim...
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BBM fears the lion’s den of public scrutiny

FERDINAND Marcos Jr. balked at participating in an interview featuring five leading presidential candidates by multi-awarded broadcast journalist Jessica Soho on the contrived belief that Soho is...
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The implications of Novak’s no vac

THE travails of unvaccinated Novak Djokovic, the world's number one tennis star, in an unsuccessful attempt to stay in Melbourne to defend his title at the Australian Open this January, has brought...
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Efficacy of RH Law

THE exhilarating news is that the increase in our population growth rate (PGR) in 2021 is the lowest in 75 years at 0.3 percent since the 1945-1946 period. The increase is minimal at 324,000 new...
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Re: Approval on Third Reading of Human Rights Defenders bill

For two consecutive Congresses, the 17th and the current 18th, the House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading the bill protecting human rights defenders (HRDs). Albay Rep. Edcel...
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The feeble defense of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

(Last of two parts) FROM the deceptive verbiage and off-tangent jurisprudential citations of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in his memorandum, the following additional arguments are contrived in his defense:
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LAGMAN: BANNING CHILD MARRIAGE SEQUEL TO RH LAW

An important sequel to the reproductive health law is the recent enactment of R.A. No. 11596 criminalizing the practice of child marriage and the cohabitation of an adult with a child outside of...
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