Edcel Lagman Biography

Edcel Lagman is a Filipino politician. He is the current congressman of the first legislative district of Albay Province. Running under the Liberal Party (LP) in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated then incumbent Sto. Domingo Mayor Herbie Aguas of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and Hernando Bruce of the PDDS-DPP.

Edcel Lagman
Edcel Lagman (Photo Credit: House of Representative)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Edcel C. Lagman
Nickname –> Ed
Birth Date –> May 1, 1942 (age 77)
Birth Place –> San Fernando, Camarines Sur
Hometown –> Albay, Philippines

Family
Father –> Fiscal Pedro Eduardo Diaz Lagman of Pampanga
Mother –> Cecilia Castelar
Brothers –> Filemon “Popoy” Lagman (founder of Partido Manggagawa, assassinated in 2001), Hermon Lagman (an activist who disappeared during martial law)
Spouse –> Maria Cielo Burce Lagman
Children – Seven
1. Tabaco Mayor and former Congresswoman Cielo Krisel B. Lagman-Luistro
2. Ms. Larah Kristin Lagman
3. Vice Governor, former Congressman and former Quezon City Councilor Edcel Lagman Jr.
4. Dr. Nikos Mahar Lagman
5. Prof. Marco Stefan Lagman
6. Ms. Karina Farah Lagman
7. Barangay Kagawad Andrei Philip Lagman of South Triangle, Quezon City

Education
College – University of the Philippines Diliman
Course – Political Science
Law School – University of the Philippines Diliman

Political Career / Work Experiences
1987-1998, 2004-2013, 2016-Present – Congressman

Bills / Laws / Projects
Edcel was the principal author of the following important laws:
R.A. 6657 (Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law)
R.A. 9346 (An Act Prohibiting the Imposition of Death Penalty in the Philippines)
R.A. 9502 (Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008)
R.A. 9745 (Anti-Torture Act of 2009)
R.A. 10931 (Tertiary Education Act)
R.A. 10354 (Reproductive Health Act)
R.A. 10353 (Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012)
R.A. 10368 (Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013)

Bills Filed:
House Bill 15 – AN ACT DEFINING THE RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, DECLARING STATE RESPONSIBILITIES, AND INSTITUTING EFFECTIVE MECHANISMS FOR THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THESE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

House Bill 100 – AN ACT INSTITUTING ABSOLUTE DIVORCE AND DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE IN THE PHILIPPINES

House Bill 1486 – AN ACT PROTECTING CHILDREN BY PROHIBITING AND DECLARING CHILD MARRIAGE AS ILLEGAL AND PROVIDING PROGRAMS AND PENALTIES THEREOF

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
Human Rights, Anti-Death Penalty, Divorce, Freedom of Information
* Voted no in to House Bill 6616 giving the president additional powers to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic
* Supported the ABS-CBN application for new franchise

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See also: Other Famous People from Albay Province

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