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(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 maximum of 24 days detention of alleged “suspected terrorists”, without judicial warrant of arrest, odiously defies more than a centuryof libertarian tradition enjoyed by Filipinos against unreasonable seizures of their persons dating back to the Malolos Constitution of 1899, the Bill of 1902, the Jones Law of 1916 and the Constitutions of 1935, 1973 and 1987.

(Pre-recorded speech delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman via Zoom during the 2nd Political Science Forum of the Christian Political Science Society of the Philippine Christian University on 18 January 2021)

Good afternoon, my fellow political science majors, senior high school students who are interested in pursuing a degree in political science, and those of you who are intent in understanding the role of political science as a discipline in promoting and safeguarding democracy.

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 1, 2020 by Super Typhoon Rolly.

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 make you more receptive to new ideas and original ways of doing things. Your willingness to think outside the box makes you yearn to learn new things, come up with novel solutions to everyday problems, and find a practical implementation of your new-found knowledge to serve your constituents better.