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Oath Taking of Senator-Judges for the Impeachment Trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

Senators belonging to the 15th Congress take their oath as the Senate was convened as an impeachment court for the trial...

Sen Ralph G Recto Meets with DOTC Sec Mar Roxas

Sen. Ralph G. Recto, vice chairman of the Finance Sub-Committee C, meets with the officials of the Department of...

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OCT
29
2014

Recto wants P17.5 B ‘mega lump-sum’ for civil society used in fight vs hunger

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will disburse P17.5 billion worth of grants to civil society and
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OCT
28
2014

Recto : Use part of P7.6B CCT overhead for school feeding

Budget space can be carved out of the P7.6 billion administrative cost of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino
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SEP
19
2014

Tap unspent P180-B Malampaya, energy royalties for emergency power needs

Unspent royalty payments from Malampaya and other energy projects are expected to reach P180 billion by the end of year
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SEP
18
2014

Senate OKs bill granting PhilHealth insurance to all seniors

The Senate on Wednesday has passed on second reading the measure providing mandatory PhilHealth coverage to all senior
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SEP
13
2014

Tap P3.6 B travel tax collection to build restrooms so tourists won’t ‘self pee’ anywhere – Recto

Government was told to earmark part of its P3.6 billion annual travel tax collection for the building of roadside rest
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SEP
10
2014

Gov’t to spend P92.3 B for new teachers, classrooms, books, labs

Government will be spending P92.3 billion next year to hire more teachers, build classrooms, close logistical gaps and
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SEP
07
2014

Gov’t asks for P4.6 B for APEC hosting needs

Is traffic-choked NCR ready for APEC summit 14 months from now? Are we ready for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
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SEP
04
2014

Gov’t urged to take PNR funding challenge

What about the PNR? While its focus – and resources – seem to be concentrated on the breakdown-prone Metro Rail Transit,
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SEP
01
2014

Congress should heed Sereno’s plea for higher budget

Sen. Ralph Recto said Congress should heed Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno’s appeal for a higher judiciary budget, but any
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AUG
30
2014

Convert seized shipping vans into police outposts, temp homes for disaster victims – Recto

What to do with the container vans clogging the port of Manila? Convert some of them into police stations, classrooms,
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AUG
27
2014

Recto : Pouring more funds into the health bucket is the real challenge

Government was challenged today to “pour more money into the health bucket” so it can improve health facilities, hire
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AUG
21
2014

Bill on Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for All Senior Citizens

Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Ralph G. Recto on SB No. 712 Mr. President, my dear colleagues: If it takes a village to
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