Lagman revives divorce bill

Jeanette Andrade 07/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman has filed anew a bill that would legalize divorce, saying the state “cannot abandon couples and their children in a house on fire.” In filing House Bill No. 78, or…

Marcos Jr. short of funds for 1st six months – Lagman

Julie Aurelio 05/22/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Veteran lawmaker Rep. Edcel Lagman of Albay expressed concern on Saturday that the incoming administration of presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. may not have the funds it will need for priority projects, because…

House panel OKs absolute divorce bill

Nestor Corrales 08/18/2021

The House committee on population and family relations unanimously approved on Tuesday the proposed absolute divorce bill. The measure will now be up for plenary debates. The bill seeks to reinstate absolute divorce as an alternative mode…

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