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(Delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on 05 September 2023)

Pregnancy should invariably be an occasion for joy. It should not elicit dread or unhappiness in the prospective mother. For most women, a pregnancy is a long-awaited dream. But for adolescent girls, it may mean the end of their dreams. What should be a source of pride becomes a brand of dishonor and disgrace for unmarried adolescents. What should be a cause for celebration and cheer becomes a basis of castigation and criticism. What should be a forecast of life becomes a foreboding of death.

(delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman on 25 July 2023)

The Counter-SONA, as the name suggests, is principally a critique of what the President said and failed to say in his State of the Nation Address.

I am certain you know of the Philippines’ “Open Doors Policy” in the late 1930s when with extreme altruism and liberality, President Manuel L. Quezon open our borders to more than 1,200 Holocaust refugees  and saved them from persecution and certain death.

(Commencement address of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman at the Republic Colleges of Guinobatan, Inc. on 20 June 2023)

The Grand Lady and President of the Republic Colleges of Guinobatan, Inc., retired Court of Appeals Justice and former Comelec Commissioner Teresita Dy-Liacco Flores, Gov. Edcel “Grex” Lagman, Former Mayor and now Vice Mayor Gemma Ongjoco, Members of the Board of Directors and college officials, faculty and non-academic personnel, graduates and their parents, ladies and gentlemen, a pleasant good afternoon.