Danilo Lagbas

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Danilo P. Lagbas (January 25, 1952 – June 8, 2008) was a Filipino politician. A member of the Lakas-CMD Party, he was elected to two terms as a Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing the First District of Misamis Oriental. He first won election to Congress in 2004, and was re-elected in 2007. He died while in office in June 2008 from lung and liver cancer.[1]

At the time of his death, Lagbas was the Chairperson of the House Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development. He was a principal author of Republic Act No. 9501, also known as the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.[2] Prior to his election to Congress, Lagbas had served as mayor of his hometown, Subongcogon, Misamis Oriental, and as Vice-Governor of the province in 1998.[2]

Preceded by
Oscar S. Moreno
Representative, First District of Misamis Oriental
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Misamis Oriental congressman succumbs to cancer". GMANews.TV. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  2. ^ a b Annabelle L. Ricalde (2008-06-09). "Misamis Oriental grieves over lawmaker's death". Sun Star Cagayan de Oro. Archived from the original on 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  3. ^ Died in office