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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 after former Vice President Leni Robredo.

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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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EXPLANATION OF AFFIRMATIVE VOTE ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL (H.B. NO. 4488) of Rep. Edcel...

I vote “yes” to House Bill No. 4488 for the following reasons:
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CLOSING REMARKS on Understanding the Demographic Dividend and the PED Nexus

(Delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the BUILD Asia Pacific Learning Session on Understanding the Demographic Dividend and the PED Nexus on 27 September 2022) Allow me to begin by thanking our...
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MARTIAL LAW: NOT A GOLDEN JUBILEE BUT A RECOLLECTION OF INFAMY, REPRESSION, AND CORRUPTION

(Privilege speech delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on September 21, 2022) Mr. Speaker and distinguished colleagues. Fifty years constitute a golden jubilee, a celebration of life for half a century.
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EXPLANATION OF NEGATIVE VOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 4673

I cast a negative vote on the postponement of the barangay and SK elections scheduled on December 5, 2022 and their resetting to the first Monday of December 2023 for the following overiding grounds:
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LIFE UNDER MARTIAL LAW

(Speech delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman at the Center for Liberalism and Democracy’s Martial Law Forum at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on 17 September 2022) On the 50 th anniversary of the...
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LAGMAN: NO CREDIBLE REASONS FOR DELAYING GRASSROOTS ELECTIONS

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman opposed the postponement of the barangay and SK elections scheduled on December 5, 2022 to the first Monday of December 2023 for the following overring grounds:
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The Sword of Damocles ominously hangs again over freedom of the press and free speech

The Sword of Damocles ominously hangs again over freedom of the press and free speech.
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DESAPARECIDOS ARE MARTYRS AND HEROES

(Privilege Speech of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, 30 August 2022) Mr. Speaker, esteemed colleagues: Yesterday we commemorated National...
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The disapproval by the PNPolice custodial authorities...

The disapproval by the Philippine National Police custodial authorities of the request of detained former Sen. Leila de Lima to allow the visit of 10 personalities for purportedly having been filed...
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Re: Sen. Leila de Lima's Birthday

Even during her birthday today, former Senator Leila de Lima is unreasonably deprived of the company of her closest friends and ardent defenders.
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Rep. Edcel C. Lagman urged TV5 and ABS-CBN to be “brave and steadfast...”

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman urged TV5 and ABS-CBN to be “brave and steadfast in closing their business agreement which is aboveboard and violates no law or regulation.”
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Rep. Lagman's letter to Speaker Romualdez Re: TV5/ABS-CBN agreement

Since the online joint inquiry on the TV5/ABS-CBN agreement by the Committee on Legislative Franchises and the Committee on Trade and Industry starts at 2:00 PM today, I am releasing my letter dated...
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VIOLENCE, REPRESSION, AND LIBERATION

(Message of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on the twin anniversaries of the Plaza Miranda Bombing and Ninoy Aquino’s Assassination, 21 August 2022) Fifty-one years ago today, on August 21, 1971, the Filipino...
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Plaza Miranda and Ninoy's Assassination

The horrors of the Plaza Miranda bombing on August 21, 1971 and Ninoy Aquino’s assassination on August 21, 1983 still haunt Filipinos as we commemorate the twin tragedies.
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SPONSORSHIP OF H.B. NO. 1994 OR THE PROPOSED CULTURAL PROPERTY SIGHTLINE ACT

(By Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on 17 August 2022 before the Committee on Basic Education) I seldom file a non-controversial bill. House Bill No. 1994 or the proposed “Cultural Property Sightline Act” is...
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LIQUIDATION OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

(Privilege Speech delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on August 15, 2022) In the hierarchy of civil liberties, the freedom of expression, which includes free speech and free press, is accorded premium...
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House Resolution No. 239

RESOLUTION ENJOINING AND DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS, COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE, AND THE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TO JOINTLY CONDUCT AN INQUIRY IN AID...
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LAGMAN: KWF BOOK BAN IS THOUGHT CONTROL

Memorandum No. 2022-0663 dated August 9, 2022 of the Komsiyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) banning five (5) books in Filipino as “subversive” is a liquidation of the freedom of expression which is...
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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...
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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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