Lawrence Fortun - updates

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Lawmakers' changing of anti-terror bill vote has 'no more bearing' – Villafuerte

Jun 11, 2020 - 11:40 AM

Villafuerte – among the closest allies of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano in the House – slams his colleagues for changing their votes

HOUSE DEPUTY SPEAKER. Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte gestures during a hearing in February 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

‘A Soldier’s Heart’ shows ‘unreal depiction’ of Butuan City, says Agusan del Norte rep

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The pilot features a bombing at a fictionalized Butuan City market

SOLDIER'S HEART. The pilot of the show involves a bombing in Butuan City. Screenshot from ABS-CBN Entertainment's YouTube

FAST FACTS: Who is Agusan del Norte Representative Lawrence Fortun?

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Agusan del Norte Representative Lawrence Fortun is the only House justice committee member who rejects the bill that seeks to lower the minimum age of criminal liability to 9 years old

Let's keep alternative facts away from policymaking

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 AM

When policymakers rely less on facts and more on their personal emotions and beliefs they are no more different than quack doctors who blindly give out medical treatments that could turn out to be costly ineffective and even harmful

Umali: Data 'not necessary' to prove need for death penalty

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Representative Lawrence Fortun tells Representative Reynaldo Umali that crime incidence has gone down over the years but the latter believes data is immaterial to debates on the death penalty

THE SPONSOR. House justice committee chairperson Reynaldo Umali defends the death penalty measure on February 15. Screengrab from

House death penalty bill: How they voted

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED The House justice committee votes in favor of reimposing the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines Who voted for and against the measure?

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. How did the House justice panel vote on the death penalty bill?

Day 3 Bilibid probe: 12 hours of testimonies vs De Lima

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Witnesses testify about Senator Leila De Lima s supposed negligence as former justice secretary

PROBE CONTINUES. The House committee on justice, led by Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali, holds its longest probe yet on October 6. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Fortun, Lawrence

May 13, 2013 - 7:58 PM