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Let us stop the religious hypocrisy being spread by the "Couples for Christ"...

Let us stop the religious hypocrisy being spread by the "Couples for Christ" that because of human weakness the Philippines must not enact a divorce law but instead mend broken marriages.

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VP Sara Duterte may assume the leadership of the partisan opposition...

Vice President Sara Duterte may assume the leadership of the partisan opposition to the Marcos Jr. administration, but the Liberal Party (LP) remains the ideological and conscientious opposition to...
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The Resignation of VP Sara Duterte as DepEd Secretary

The resignation of Vice President Sara Duterte as Secretary of the Department of Education will hopefully lead to the solution of the alarming crisis in Philippine education.
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A few convictions do not constitute a testimonial...

A few convictions do not constitute a testimonial that the justice system in the Philippines is working against the thousands of culprits in uniform in the inordinate extra judicial killings...
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Re Injured Navy Sailors

The Philippines must demand justice and reparation for the injured Filipino Navy sailors and their damaged vessels as a result of the ruthless assault and aggression of Chinese coastguards in the...
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Debunking the key points of the broad coalition of religious groups against the divorce bill

Divorce does not violate the sanctity of marriage. It is infidelity, violence, cruelty, abuse, abandonment, and deceit, among others that violate the sacredness of marriage.
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RE: transmittal of divorce bill to Senate

The absolute divorce bill under House Bill No. 9349, entitled “An Act Reinstituting Absolute Divorce as an Alternative Mode for the Dissolution of Marriage”, which was approved on third and final...
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Let me clarify the errant impression...

Let me clarify the errant impression that I said the shift in the Senate leadership will be favorable to the amendment of the economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution.
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There are fundamental differences between annulment of marriage...

There are fundamental differences between annulment of marriage under the Family Code and absolute divorce as proposed in the recently approved HB 9349.
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press statement on divorce voting and transmittal to Senate

After having been given more than adequate and extended time to interpellate and expound on their opposition to the absolute divorce bill, the more vociferous detractors are sore losers as they...
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Press Release: Approval on third and final reading of the absolute divorce bill

In a supermajority-dominated House of Representatives, independent opposition leader Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman has again prevailed with the approval on third and final reading of the absolute divorce...
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MANIFESTATION OF REP. EDCEL C. LAGMAN on the approval on third reading of the Absolute Divorce Bill

I am making this short manifestation to express my profound gratitude to all of those who contributed in various ways to the approval of the Absolute Divorce Bill on third and final reading.
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Launch of the Research on “Reconstructing Masculinities: Gender Dynamics After Conflict in the...

Closing Remarks By Rep. Edcel C. Lagman Launch of the Research on “Reconstructing Masculinities: Gender Dynamics After Conflict in the Bangsamoro” at the Novotel Cubao, Quezon City on 22 May 2024
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Press Statement re: Admin Order No. 22 - creation of Special Committee on Human Rights

The creation of a Special Committee on Human Rights under Administrative Order No. 22 is welcome, however this initiative of President Marcos Jr. must be complemented by the immediate ratification...
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The living ‘walls’ of Bantayog

Every year since 1992, the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation has been honoring those it considers to be martyrs and heroes (300 plus to date) who fought for freedom during the dark years of the...
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There can be no "gentlemen’s agreement"

There can be no "gentlemen’s agreement" with a chronic aggressor like China in the West Philippine Sea. I agree with President Marcos Jr. that former President Duterte’s unilateral and surreptitious...
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REP. EDCEL C. LAGMAN’S EXPLANATION OF NEGATIVE VOTE ON RBH NO. 7

After six days of differing inputs from enthusiastic, even sometimes combative, resource persons, and extensive interpellations on the pros and cons regarding Resolution of Both Houses No. 7, alas a...
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STATEMENT OF REP. EDCEL C. LAGMAN ON WOMEN’S MONTH

May I congratulate our lady colleagues as they take centerstage in the proceedings this afternoon.
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Inspirational Message: Freedom Memorial Museum Gallery

(Delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman at the opening of the Freedom Memorial Museum Gallery, 23 February 2024) The greatest challenge in dealing with the past is the struggle of memory against...
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Dr. Espie’s Impact on the Advocacy for the RH Law

Speech delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during Likhaan’s “Saludo sa ika-30 taon ng Reproductive Health and Rights sa Mundo: Parangal kay Dr. Espie Cabral, Katangi-tanging Kampeon ng Reproductive...
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Rep. Lagman's press statement and sponsorship speech on the divorce bill

Just short of one year after the Committee on Population and Family Relations approved the substitute bill on divorce on 21 March 2023, House Bill No. 9349 or the “Absolute Divorce Bill” has finally...
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CRITICAL DISSENT AND AN AUTHENTIC OPPOSITION ARE VITAL TO DEMOCRACY

(Lecture delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the First Political Science Consortium at the Ateneo de Naga University on 17 February 2024) Dios marhay na aga sa gabos. Special greetings to Miss...
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HB 9868: Enabling Law on People’s Initiative to Propose Amendments to the Constitution

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman of Albay and president of the Liberal Party called on the proponents of charter change via people’s initiative to stop forthwith the “misadventure” because there is no enabling...
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The COMELEC has the authority to order local election officers to stop receiving signature sheets...

The COMELEC has the authority to order local election officers to stop receiving signature sheets on people’s initiative (PI) to amend the Constitution.
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The promoters of people’s initiative...

The promoters of people’s initiative to amend the Constitution for joint voting in the constituent assembly are brandishing mere scraps of signature sheets because:
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