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Terrorism began as state repression

It is inaccurate to declare that terrorism is a novel phenomenon of recent vintage. The concept and practice of terrorism in the modern era antedate the 1987 Philippine Constitution by almost two centuries, while the first international covenant against terrorism in 1963 predates our Charter by more than two decades. Terrorism was practiced even before the birth of Christ.

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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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LAGMAN: “RED-TAGGING” IS MILITARY’S BUDGETARY PLOY

The surge of red-tagging against progressive legislators and outspoken celebrities during the current budget season is calculated to maintain and secure more funds for the military’s campaign...
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REP. EDCEL C. LAGMAN’S EXPLANATION OF AFFIRMATIVE VOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 7836

I vote yes to House Bill No. 7836. The 2015 National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children, the first of its kind ever conducted in the country, revealed that one in every five or 17.1% of...
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Elements of the military whose faces have been blurred...

Elements of the military whose faces have been blurred in a photograph triumphantly preening over the obviously posed lifeless body of the young rebel with a cause whom they have slain in an...
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EULOGY FOR REP. RAUL VELOSO DEL MAR

(delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on 26 November 2020) Representative Raul Veloso Del Mar and I, among many others, were neophytes in the 8 th Congress which convened on July 27, 1987, a little...
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LAGMAN UNDERSCORES LESSONS FROM TRUMP’S DECISIVE DEFEAT

There are universal verities which we can learn from the decisive defeat of President Donald Trump:
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Re: Department of Disaster Resilience

When the bill proposing the creation of the Department of Disaster Resilience was deliberated on during the 17 th Congress, I consistently opposed its passage and voted against it on third and final...
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Updates on Typhoon Rolly

Contrary to initial reports, there are no fatalities in the Municipalities of Tiwi and Malinao in the First District of Albay as a result of Supertyphoon Rolly. There are also no casualties or...
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