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Overwhelming majority of Filipinos (92%) believe it is important to mitigate fertility and plan their family

Filipinos do not only recognize the importance of family planning, they also strongly approve of government’s allocation of funds for modern contraceptives. The latest Pulse Asia Survey concluded just before the 2007 elections showed an overwhelming majority of Filipinos (92%) believe it is important to mitigate fertility and plan their family. ...

A fourth committee of the House of Representatives has endorsed H.B. 5043

A fourth committee of the House of Representatives has endorsed House Bill 5043 or the proposed “Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development Act of 2008” principally authored by Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman. The Committee on Rules approved today the plenary consideration of the controversial bill which mandates government to provide information and services on all forms of family planning and allocate adequate funds for the reproductive health program. ...

Family Planning

“It is distressing that the miracle of life means death to 10 mothers daily in the Philippines,” Rep. Edcel C. Lagman of Albay stressed during the 2nd National Multi-Sectoral Conference on Population and Development last August 15, 2007. The Bicol solon is the principal author of House Bill No. 17 or the “Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development Act of 2007”. ...

Presidential Approval of 2008 GAA Affirms Executive-Legislative Common Agenda

The Presidential approval of the P1.227 trillion 2008 General Appropriations Act with minimal direct item vetoes is a reaffirmation of the Executive-Legislative common agenda of providing adequate basic social services and enhancing infrastructure development. It also signifies the Executive’s guarded concurrence with the congressional thrusts on non-confrontational debt service reduction policy and accelerated impartial stress on reproductive health and population management. ...
HB 236: Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2007 Print
Press Release
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 00:00

They may have been forcibly disappeared by agents of the State but the desaparecidos are never forgotten. Tomorrow, 30 August 2007, their families, relatives and friends will collectively and simultaneously remember them the world over as they observe the International Day of the Disappeared.

Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, principal author of House Bill 236 or the “Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2007” and brother of disappeared labor and human rights lawyer Hermon C. Lagman, calls on his fellow legislators to mark the day with an unshakeable resolve to ensure that the bill will be among the first legislation that the current Congress will enact.

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On the President’s Budget Proposal for FY 2008 Print
Press Statements
Thursday, 23 August 2007 00:00

The Committee on Appropriations shall assess and review the President’s budget proposal for FY 2008 on the basis of the congressional primacy in the appropriation of public funds as mandated by the Constitution.

We adhere to the maxim that with respect to the annual budget, “the President proposes, while Congress disposes.”

While we respect the President’s initiative on budget allocations and ceilings, it must be understood that even the “best budget” proposal is far from sacrosanct and impregnable.

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Family Planning Print
Press Release
Friday, 17 August 2007 00:00

“It is distressing that the miracle of life means death to 10 mothers daily in the Philippines,” Rep. Edcel C. Lagman of Albay stressed during the 2nd National Multi-Sectoral Conference on Population and Development last August 15, 2007.

The Bicol solon is the principal author of House Bill No. 17 or the “Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Population Development Act of 2007”.

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