Representative Edcel Lagman - updates

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House OKs on 2nd reading bill institutionalizing Malasakit Centers

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman, who believes the Malasakit Centers are being used as a 'partisan tool,' fails to stop the passage of the bill in the plenary

MALASAKIT CENTER. In this file photo from February 12, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte leads the unveiling of the dedication plate of the Malasakit Center at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. File photo by Ace Morandan/Malacañang

Arroyo’s presence a ‘go signal’ to junk impeachment vs SC justices – Lagman

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices

'GO SIGNAL.' Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sits beside House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon, who presided over the impeachment hearing against the 7 SC justices. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Divorce bill hurdles House committee level

Feb 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The House committee on population approve the yet unnumbered bill after two hours of deliberations in an executive session

DIVORCE BILL. The House Committee on Population and Family Relations tackles the proposed divorce bill on February 21, 2018. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

House divorce bill proposes easier procedures for OFWs

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The concerns of OFWs are among the things lawmakers are taking into consideration in drafting versions of the proposed divorce law

PRO-WOMAN LEGISLATION. Edcel Lagman heads efforts for the House to pass a long-awaited divorce law. Screenshot from Rappler livestream

Leonen: Why no intel given to Congress during martial law deliberations?

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Hearing oral arguments on martial law's extension, the Supreme Court associate justice says Malacañang cited threats from a minor operative of a terrorist group

Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman along with other petitioners attend the oral arguments on the 1-year extension of the Martial Law in Mindanao by the Supreme Court in Manila on January 16, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lagman hits House for P100-M cut in restored CHR budget

Sep 26, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The Commission on Human Rights' budget is restored from the measly P1,000, but opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman points out it's still not the full amount that was proposed

CHR BUDGET. Opposition member Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman (right) raises alarm over a P100 million cut for the Commission on Human Rights. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Immunity from traffic violations sends 'wrong message' – House opposition

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman also points out that the immunity doesn't extend to the drivers of legislators

TRAFFIC WOES. Heavy traffic builds up along Commonwealth Avenue in early August as the MRT-7 construction begins. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

House opposition questions bill letting foreigners own public utilities

Aug 29, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Opposition lawmakers say House Bill 5828 seeks to amend the Constitution without going through the proper channels

VIGILANCE OVER BILLS? Two opposition lawmakers say a House Bill that made it past the committee level is unconstitutional. Rappler photo

SC orders Lorenzana, Año to attend oral arguments on martial law

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida asks that the briefing of the administrator and the implementer of martial law in Mindanao be done privately for reasons of security

CALLED TO THE COURT. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a retired general who once commanded the Army Special Command and designated martial law administrator, is called to the Supreme Court. Rappler photo

SC's Del Castillo: Isn't Marawi siege act of rebellion?

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED Petitioner Lagman says the raising of an ISIS flag in Marawi City is nothing but cheap propaganda

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno start the first oral arguments on the petition to lift the martial law in Mindanao on June 13, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Removal of seniors' VAT exemptions 'counter-productive' – lawmakers

Sep 27, 2016 - 2:40 PM

In our culture we respect senior citizens So why would we remove the exemption granted to them? asks veteran politician and Northern Samar 1st District Representative Raul Daza

NO TO VAT REMOVAL. Northern Samar 1st District Representative Raul Daza (1st from left) and Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman (2nd from right) both oppose the removal of VAT exemptions on senior citizens. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Citizens' assembly' vs Marcos hero's burial

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Several groups from different affiliations together with Liberal Party members attend the citizens assembly

NO HERO. Citizens urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision in allowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Groups mull asking SC to stop Marcos hero's burial

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The other option is to persuade President Duterte to change his mind

SC INTERVENTION? Representative Edcel Lagman (middle) says the coalition against President Ferdinand Marcos' hero's burial is eyeing to seek an injunction from the Supreme Court. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Still no minority leader for House?

Jul 25, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr claims there was a sudden change in House rules that members of the minority still have to elect their leader

MINORITY LEADER ELECTIONS? Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat says there was a sudden change of rules that still calls for an election of a House minoiry leader among those who did not vote for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

SC order a temporary setback - lawmakers

Mar 19, 2013 - 6:45 PM

Lawmakers are confident the High Court will eventually uphold the constitutionality of the law

Wednesday: RH bill showdown in Congress

Dec 11, 2012 - 1:38 PM

After 15 years of delay the House of Representatives will decide the fate of the Reproductive Health Bill on Wednesday December 12

House fails to vote on RH Bill this week

Dec 06, 2012 - 9:23 AM

The House of Representatives failed to grant the President s wish to put the Reproductive Health Bill to a vote this week after deliberations on the controversial measure was cut short due to the lack of warm bodies on the floor

Pro-RH solons maintain majority vote

Dec 05, 2012 - 12:45 AM

Although the period of amendments for the Reproductive Health Bill failed to move beyond Page 2 Tuesday votes indicated that pro RH solons have maintained the numbers to pass the controversial measure

Pro-RH bill solons agree to delete controversial provisions

Aug 14, 2012 - 3:03 PM

The House of Representatives begins the crucial stage the period of amendments

When is your 100th birthday? You may get P100,000!

Mar 30, 2012 - 4:28 PM

Here’s a possible incentive to live long until you’re 100

House bill wants to give Filipino centenarians P100,000