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(Speech of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman at the UPAA Mayon Chapter Reunion Honoring Rep. Edcel C. Lagman and Christmas Party at the Concourse Hall, Legazpi City on 29th December 2022)

Thank you so much for the tribute. It is akin to a masteral dissertation in pictorial presentation. It made me young again and much fulfilled. I truly appreciate also this Certificate of Recognition, coming as it does, on the heels of my selection as the “Most Distinguished Alumnus of the University of the Philippines for 2022”.

(Explanation of Negative Vote on the Maharlika Investment Fund Bill by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman)

I vote No to House Bill No. 6608 for the following overriding reasons:

Park Inn by Radisson on 13 December 2022

In my almost three decades as a legislator, I have principally authored landmark laws from the “Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law” and “An Act Prohibiting the Imposition of Death Penalty in the Philippines” to groundbreaking human rights statutes like the “Anti-Torture Law”, “Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act”, and the “Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act”.

Good afternoon to one and all:

Human  rights cover all fundamental rights of citizens which must be protected against abuses by the State and its agents singularly or in cahoots with private violators.

Delivered by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman during the Press Conference on the Adolescent Pregnancy Bills of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and RHAN on 29 November 2022

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.