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+63 2 931 5497, +63 2 931 5001 local 7370

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 ng enforced disappearance sa pamamagitan ng dalangin. Tinagurian ito ng FIND na National Day of Prayer for the Disappeared. Natatandaan ko na last year tayo ay nagtipon-tipon sa aking tahanan upang magkaroon ng cultural night. Kung tama ang pagkakaalala ko, tayo ay nagtipon noong December 6 o dalawang araw makalipas ang mismong National Day of Prayer for the Disappeared dahil sa labis na sama ng panahon noong December 4.

(delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on 26 November 2020)

Representative Raul Veloso Del Mar and I, among many others, were neophytes in the 8th Congress which convened on July 27, 1987, a little over a year after the EDSA I People Power Revolution. That was three decades and three years or 33 years ago.

When the current 18th Congress convened on July 22, 2019, 32 lears later, Raul and I were among the 10 survivors of the 8th Congress who were elected to the current Congress.

(By: Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, 30 September 2020)

Mr. Speaker and Distinguished Sponsor: The Constitution grants fiscal autonomy to the Judiciary as well as to the Office of the Ombudsman, the constitutional bodies like the Commission on Audit, Civil Service Commission and Commission on Elections, and also to the Commission on Human Rights, in order to respect and protect their independence from the interference and control of partisan politics, particularly from the Legislature and the Executive.