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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. ...
On the Seige of Manila Peninsula Hotel Print
Press Statements
Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:00

Elected officials as well as officers of the military establishment are sworn to protect the Constitution, uphold the rule of law and respect the supremacy of duly constituted civilian authority.

The improvident and recidivist adventurism of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Gen. Danilo Lim and their armed complement in forcibly seizing the Manila Peninsula Hotel to launch their concerted action to cause the fall of the government verily constitutes a violation of their oaths and transgression of penal laws.

This calls for immediate sanctions, arrest and prosecution of the errant parties.

I exhort our people to fully support the government and completely deny any assistance to the transgressors.

 
GAB and "Anti-Campaigns" Print
Press Release
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 00:00

The General Appropriations Bill (GAB) approved on Monday by the House of Representatives prioritizes four “anti-campaigns” of the government on tuberculosis, the drug menace, money laundering and poverty.

This was disclosed by Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations.

Lagman said that basic social services on education, health and social welfare and development, which principally benefit the poor, have a combined budgetary increase of P14.3 billion over their respective proposed allocations in the National Expenditure Program (NEP).

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GAB and Health Print
Press Release
Monday, 05 November 2007 00:00

The health sector shared top billing with education among the social services which received highly significant budgetary increases from the House of Representatives in the 2008 General Appropriations Bill (GAB).

Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, said that the amount of P6.812 billion was added to the outlays for free medical assistance to indigent patients, reproductive health and family planning, LGU contributions for PhilHealth coverage of poor families, anti-tuberculosis campaign, subsidy to specialty hospitals and financial assistance to local hospitals, procurement of medical equipment and construction and repair of hospital units, among others.

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