Edcel Lagman

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Edcel C. Lagman
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Albay's 1st district
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2013
Preceded by Krisel Lagman Luistro
Succeeded by Edcel Lagman, Jr.
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
Preceded by Amando Cope
Succeeded by Krisel Lagman Luistro
Minority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
In office
July 26, 2010 – January 20, 2012
Preceded by Ronaldo B. Zamora
Succeeded by Danilo Suarez
Personal details
Born (1942-05-01) May 1, 1942 (age 73)
Nationality Filipino
Political party Lakas-Kampi-CMD (until 2012)
Independent (2012-present)
Profession Politician

Edcel Lagman (born May 1, 1942) is a Filipino human rights lawyer and politician from the province of Albay and a prominent supporter of the Reproductive Health Bill (where he is the principal author). He served as Minority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives of the Philippines until 2012, when he resigned from the post.


Lagman is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Law where he became a member of the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity.

Political life[edit]

Lagman has been elected to a total of five terms as a Member of the House of Representatives, representing the 1st District of Albay. He first served from 1987 to 1998, and then from 2004 to 2013. His daughter Krisel B. Lagman-Luistro represented the district from 1998 to 2004. In 2013 he was succeeded by his son, Edcel Lagman, Jr.

Lagman was a member of Lakas-CMD, and is the main proponent of the Reproductive Health Bill.

Personal life[edit]

Lagman is the older brother of Filemon "Popoy" Lagman, the founder of the Partido ng Manggagawa, and who was assassinated in 2001. Another brother, Hermon, was a political activist who disappeared during the martial law government of President Ferdinand Marcos. Lagman is married to Maria Cielo B. Lagman and has children.[1]


  1. ^ Philip C. Tubeza (2001-02-13). "Lagman buried at sunset". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Ronaldo B. Zamora
Minority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Danilo Suarez
Preceded by
Amando D. Cope
Representative, 1st District of Albay
Succeeded by
Krisel B. Lagman-Luistro
Preceded by
Krisel B. Lagman-Luistro
Representative, 1st District of Albay
Succeeded by
Edcel Lagman, Jr.