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Rm. N-411, House of Representatives, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
+63 2 931 5497, +63 2 931 5001 local 7370

Confidential and intelligence funds

I have consistently and repeatedly opposed the appropriation of confidential and intelligence funds with respect to its propriety and magnitude, particularly in departments and agencies which do not need said funds like the Office of the Vice President and the Department of Education.

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Re: Maharlika bill

I join Senior Deputy Majority Leader Sandro Marcos in effectively urging that the Maharlika Sovereign Wealth Fund bill should not be fast-tracked.
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Speech on the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill

Delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the Press Conference on the Adolescent Pregnancy Bills of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and RHAN on 29 November 2022 Pregnancy should invariably be an...
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RATIFY THE ILO C-190 NOW!

(Message of Support delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the launching of the Parliamentarians and Advocates for the Ratification of ILO C-190 on 28 November 2022 at the North Wing Lobby, House...
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THE DIVORCE BILL: AN EXPLAINER

(Lecture delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the DSWD-NCR Policy Forum on the Divorce Bills on 25 November 2022) Good morning to one and all. Thanks to the Department of Social Welfare and...
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Keynote Address during the DSWP National Advocacy Agenda Conference

Delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman via Zoom during the DSWP National Advocacy Agenda Conference on 18 November 2022 DSWP National Chairperson Beth Angsioco and other officers of DSWP, community women...
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ECONOMIC RECOVERY BEFORE CHARTER CHANGE

(Statement of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the Forum on “Sa Ngalan ng Batas ng Bayan” on November 14, 2022 at the Manila Hotel) With sincere gratitude and due respect to the Alphan brods who...
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Rep. Edcel C. Lagman exhorted Filipinos to...

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman exhorted Filipinos to “courageously fight for and relish freedom, and exercise right to expression and dissent fearless of prior restraint or subsequent reprisal.”
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CRITICAL THINKING IS THE HALLMARK OF UP

(Response delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, 2022 UP Most Distinguished Alumnus, at the Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman on 11 November 2022) UP President Danilo Concepcion and officials of the...
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BRIEF RESPONSE OF REP. EDCEL C. LAGMAN AT THE DINNER HOSTED BY THE UP PRESIDENT AT THE UP BAHAY NG...

UP President Danilo Concepcion, UPAA President Reynaldo Laserna and other officers of the UPAA, fellow awardees and friends.
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Short Message of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman During the Liberal Party Online Oathtaking Ceremonies

At the outset, I would like to underscore that you are aspirants , not applicants. This is because your LP membership is not transactional but an ideal, a pursuit of excellence, lasting fellowship,...
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Most Outstanding Alumnus

Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman was recently chosen Most Distinguished Alumnus for 2022 by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA). The award is the highest honor that is bestowed on...
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“WE DO NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE”

(Message delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman at the Back to the 80s Reunion and Art Exhibit at the Dos Pueblos Art Gallery on 26 October 2022.) I was supposed to be in the First District of Albay...
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If final and executory decisions of the Supreme Court can be reopened in perpetuity

If final and executory decisions of the Supreme Court can be reopened in perpetuity, then litigations would be interminable or endless and the hallowed doctrine of res judicata is abandoned with...
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Women at the Center: Prioritizing women’s rights and empowerment in Covid-19 pandemic response and...

(Closing Remarks of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, Chairman Emeritus of PLCPD on October 22, 2022 at Crowne Plaza Hotel) I am much elated to congratulate AFPPD, PLCPD, the other sponsoring organizations and...
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LAGMAN: STOP COP INVASION OF BROADCASTERS’ PRIVACY

Crusading journalists need police protection from threats and harm, not police intrusion into their privacy.
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Re Arrest of Sec. Remulla's son

As long as Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla does not interfere in the investigation, prosecution, and/or adjudication of the reported drug offense of his son Juanito Jose Remulla III, there...
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President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is perfectly correct in desisting from meddling with the courts...

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is perfectly correct in desisting from meddling with the courts in the cases of former Senator Leila de Lima, but he must be reminded that while the adjudication of...
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A jail-to-jail rigodon defies justice

In the aftermath of the hostage-taking of former Senator Leila de Lima, instead of giving her the option to be transferred to another jail as suggested by President Marcos, Jr., she must be granted...
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First 100 Days: Damning Figures Do Not Lie

Statement of: Rep. Edcel C. Lagman Representative, First District of Albay and President, Liberal Party of the Philippines It must be conceded that the overall performance of a new President cannot...
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The more Malacañang justifies the furtive trip to Singapore...

The more Malacañang justifies the furtive trip to Singapore of President Marcos, Jr. to watch the F1 Grand Prix, the more the insensitive escapade is exacerbated.
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When Cabinet secretaries so early in their tenure vacate their posts...

When Cabinet secretaries so early in their tenure vacate their posts, either voluntarily or forcibly, then the vetting process on their appointments is grossly wanting.
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The 2023 national budget must be purged of unnecessary and excessive confidential and intelligence...

The 2023 national budget must be purged of unnecessary and excessive confidential and intelligence funds amounting to 9.29 billion which are embedded in various offices, agencies, and departments.
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VETERAN, OPPOSITION LAWMAKER LAGMAN ELECTED LP PRESIDENT

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman of the First District of Albay is the new President of the Liberal Party of the Philippines (LP) succeeding former Senator Kiko Pangilinan who assumes the position of Chairman...
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TULOY LIBERAL!

(Acceptance Speech of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on his election as President of the Liberal Party of the Philippines at Club Filipino on 30 September 2022) I am truly humbled and honored by your vote of...
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