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Re: Pnoy's passing

I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. 

He approved into law, among others, the following landmark statutes:

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A vice president winning the presidency has precedents

DURING the post-war period, five Philippine Vice Presidents have been elected President, three of whom initially succeeded to the presidency before they won in their own right as president:
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VP Duterte: another constitutional aberration

The moment it was floated that President Rodrigo Duterte may run for Vice President in tandem with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who is desirous to run for President in 2022, I...
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LAGMAN: VP LENI ROBREDO IS OPPOSITION’S UNIFYING BET

To truly unify the opposition, there must be only one candidate for president against President Rodrigo Duterte’s anointed presidential aspirant. Listing many presidentiables does not project and...
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No funds available for Bayanihan 3?

IT is perplexing and embarrassing that while the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic is overwhelmingly disastrous to the Filipinos’ health and the country’s economy, the Duterte administration’s...
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CLOSING MESSAGE of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the AFPPD Online Learning Session on Ending Child...

Child marriage causes irreversible damage to children as it cheats them of their birthright to enjoy their childhood.
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The ordeal of child brides

THE pristine innocence and enviable happiness of children must not be marred and cut short by early child marriage.
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EXPLANATION OF NEGATIVE VOTE OF REP. EDCEL C. LAGMAN ON RESOLUTION OF BOTH HOUSES NO. 2

I vote “No” to Resolution of Both Houses No. 2 on the so-called economic cha-cha for the following reasons:
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EXPLANATION OF ABSTENTION TO BAYANIHAN 3

I cast an abstention on House Bill No. 9411, and the following is my explanation: It is perplexing and embarrassing that while the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic is overwhelmingly disastrous to...
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Anatomy of the power of impeachment

IMPEACHMENT is an awesome power constitutionally vested in the Congress. It is shared by the House of Representatives which has the exclusive power to initiate and prosecute impeachment cases, and...
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The impeachment complaint of Mr. Edwin M. Cordevilla against Supreme Court Associate Justice Mario...

(Position of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, member of the Committee on Justice, on 27 May 2021) Distinguished Chairman Vicente “Ching” Veloso and Members of the Committee on Justice: I respectfully submit...
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Absolute divorce is sequel to reproductive health law

(Last of two parts) THE Supreme Court in the very recent case of Tan-Andal v. Andal facilitates the nullification of marriage based on psychological incapacity of a spouse under Art. 36 of the...
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Solutions to electric service disconnections in Albay

The serious problem on the actual and projected disconnection of electric service in various localities and communities of Albay due to reported huge delinquencies in the payment of electric bills...
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Reinstitute absolute divorce now

THE Philippines is the only country in the world today which outlaws absolute divorce, aside from the almost celibate Vatican city state. It is hard to believe that all the other countries...
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LAGMAN: SOVEREIGNTY NOT A JOKING MATTER

Opposition Rep. Edcel C. Lagman reminded President Rodrigo Duterte that the serious matter of Philippine sovereignty is sacrosanct and should not be denigrated into a “campaign joke”. Admitting a...
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DUTERTE LOSES DRUG WAR

DRUG use and abuse date back to antiquity. Strands of hair from mummies have revealed the intake of drugs millennia ago by ancient Egyptians. Sumerians had opium around 3500 BCE, early Chinese...
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RE: Police raids on Bicol activists' homes

Bicolano activists are the latest victims of the pernicious pattern of red-tagging, terror-baiting, and evidence-planting. In simultaneous raids in Bicolandia in the wee hours of Sunday, 02 May...
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2022 Elections: Referendum on Duterte’s Pandemic Response

The Duterte administration’s catastrophic response to the Covid-19 pandemic’s continuing onslaught is a veritable indictment of the lackadaisical performance of President Rodrigo Duterte in...
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Solicitor General Jose Calida’s braggadocio...

Solicitor General Jose Calida’s braggadocio in his soliloquy when he delivered his opening statement during the resumption of the oral argument in the anti-terrorism petitions before the Supreme...
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Pili: the ‘King of Nuts’ reigns in Bicol

AS we earnestly search for and validate indigenous products with potential to help speed up our economic recovery, there is the versatile pili nut waiting to be cracked for domestic and global...
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LAGMAN: STOP HARASSMENT OF GOOD SAMARITANS OF COMMUNITY PANTRIES

The Duterte administration must not compound its culpable inadequacy of rescuing the poor from the abyss of the pandemic by red-tagging and profiling the good Samaritans who have put up community...
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Budgetary Dictatorship

For many years extending to the Duterte administration, the sitting president has been annexing the legislative’s power of the purse to the executive’s power to disburse. The awesome concentration...
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‘Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage’

The second edition of Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage was launched on March 31, 2021 at a time when courage is paramount. Like the desaparecidos whose struggle for human rights and...
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Confessions on April Fools’ Day

On April Fools’ Day, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte is heard confessing in soliloquy that he is finally a diehard Duterte supporter (DDS). He regrets seeing the light belatedly, but...
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Child mothers still abound

Adolescent mothers should be relics of the past when early childbearing was the norm. But child mothers are still ubiquitous in the modern setting, not only in underdeveloped and developing...
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