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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 consumed marijuana about 3000 BCE, and South American Incas used the hallucinogen vilca from 2100 BCE.

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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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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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LAGMAN COMMENDS SUPREME COURT ON DENOUNCING LAWYERS’ KILLINGS

The Supreme Court deserves praise and support for finally denouncing and taking initial action on the alarming litany of lawyers, including judges, who have been killed and intimidated during the...
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LAGMAN SUPPORTS 1SAMBAYAN AND GIVES RECOMMENDATIONS

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman disclosed his positive reactions and practical recommendations to the 1Sambayan coalition. Lagman enumerated the following:
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Enabling Democratic Environment for Local Legislation

(Video recorded speech of REP. EDCEL C. LAGMAN during the Bicol University Extension Management Division Zoom Teleconference on “Legislative Leadership Legacy for Peace and Development” on 20 March...
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LAGMAN: DUTERTE’S ‘HYPERBOLE’ KILLED 9 CRUSADING ACTIVISTS

There is no place for disastrous “hyperbole” when the people’s human rights and civil liberties are at stake. Sen. Ronald dela Rosa defended as just “hyperbole” President Rodrigo Duterte’s “kill,...
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Press Statement from Rep. Lagman Re SC's upholding of VP Leni's election

The unanimous upholding by the Supreme Court of the election of Vice President Leni Robredo verily sustains the electoral will.
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MENSAHE SA IKA-DALAWAMPUNG ANIBERSARYO NG PAGPASLANG KAY KA POPOY LAGMAN

Ika-6 ng Pebrero 2021 (Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman) Magandang hapon sa inyong lahat. Mahirap tanggapin noon na wala na si Popoy. Ngayon, pagkaraan ng dalawang dekada, buhay na buhay ang mga adhikain...
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MAXIMUM OF 24 DAYS DETENTION WITHOUT JUDICIAL WARRANT OF ARREST IS A CONSTITUTIONAL ABERRATION

(Oral Argument prepared by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman in the Petitions against the Anti-Terrorism Act before the Supreme Court on 02 February 2021) Your Honors, Section 29 of the Anti-Terrorism Act on a...
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While the protection of Filipinos in Myanmar is a major concern...

While the protection of Filipinos in Myanmar is a major concern of the Philippine government, the death of democracy in Myanmar as a result of a military coup d’état should not be sidelined by the...
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LAGMAN: “DUTERTE-DUTERTE” CIRCUMVENTS CONSTITUTION, INSTALLS FAMILIAL HEGEMONY

While there may be no strict legal impediments to a “Duterte-Duterte” tandem (Sara Duterte for President and Rodrigo Duterte for Vice-President) in the 2022 elections, this perilous combination...
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LAGMAN URGES HOUSE INQUIRY ON UP-DND ACCORD ABROGATION

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman filed yesterday House Resolution No. 1490 urging the House Committee on Human Rights to immediately conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation on the unilateral abrogation by...
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LAGMAN: DUTERTE’S REPRESSIVE POLICIES RUN BERSERK AGAINST UP

The repressive policies of the Duterte administration have gone berserk as it is now open season for the military invasion of UP campuses. The unilateral and baseless abrogation of the 1989 UP-DND...
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Contextualizing the Role of Political Science in Democracy

(Pre-recorded speech delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman via Zoom during the 2 nd Political Science Forum of the Christian Political Science Society of the Philippine Christian University on 18...
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LAGMAN: HOUSE ALONE AS CON-ASS IS BLATANT HERESY

Neither the House or the Committee on Constitutional Amendments can constitute itself as a Constituent Assembly in solitude. A Constituent Assembly mandatorily entails the convening of the House and...
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LAGMAN: AMENDMENT BY LEGISLATION IS A MONGRELIZED, INFIRM PROCESS

Resolution of Both Houses No. 2 proposing amendments to the economic provisions of the Constitution provides for a mongrelized process because it effectively authorizes the Congress to make...
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LAGMAN ASSURES REPAIR OF TABACO PARISH CHURCH

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman of the First District of Albay has assured the reconstruction and repair of the roofing of the St. John the Baptist Parish Church in Tabaco City which was ripped off on November...
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Lagman: Dismantle culture of violence instead of reimposing the death penalty

The solution to the rampant and senseless killings is not the re-imposition of the death penalty, which is a brutal violation of the right to life, a serious transgression of human rights, and a...
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LAGMAN: RAMPANT KILLINGS, BLOODSHED DUE TO DUTERTE’S CULTURE OF VIOLENCE

Whatever are the motives and whoever are the assailants, the rampant and brazen killings of lawyers, media practitioners, politicians, physicians, and ordinary citizens are the result of the culture...
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THE URGENCY OF PASSING THE HRD PROTECTION BILL

(Message of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the National Human Rights Defenders Summit 2020on 9 December 2020) Good afternoon and warmest congratulations to all human rights defenders (HRDs) and their...
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Solidarity Message during the seminar on "Adaptive and Innovative Leadership: Building Community...

If there is any group of leaders who can easily learn and take to heart adaptive and innovative leadership, it is certainly the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation Officers. Your youth and enthusiasm...
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Message during the seminar series on "Adaptive and Innovative Leadership: Building Community...

With the view of the majestic Mayon Volcano sitting like a regal queen on her throne; both fine white and volcanic black sand beaches lining its shoreline; mysterious caves dotting its cliffs and...
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MESSAGE OF SUPPORT during the DOST’s virtual celebration of National Science and Technology Week

by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman I wholeheartedly join the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. V as it celebrates National Science and Technology Week with the very appropriate and...
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On the National Day of Prayer for the Disappeared

Magandang gabi sa mga mapagmahal na kapamilya ng mga desaparecido at mga magigiting na tagapagtanggol ng karapatang pantao. Ngayong araw, ika-apat ng Disyembre, ay ginugunita natin ang mga biktima...
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