Mr. President, my dear colleagues, magandang hapon po. The bill is pretty straightforward, so instead of reiterating its provisions, may I just describe the social context, the government culture, and the business atmosphere which makes its passage urgent. Red tape is an overdiagnosed but undertreated disease. Instead of being mitigated, it has metastasized all over the bureaucracy. And t
In our bill, it only talks about free public college tuition. The purpose of our interpellation and amendment is to include the private higher educational institutions as well because it is the responsibility of the state to improve the quality and access to tertiary education. Mas marami ang pribado kaysa sa publiko. And that's why it is important for the sustainability of the program, we also address the private educational institutions. We should establish and maintain a system of scholarship grants, student loan programs, subsidies and other incentives which shall be available to deserving students in both public and private schools. Hindi lang para sa mahirap, dapat by merit din. #GreaterAccessToHigherEducation ... See MoreSee Less
This bill does not only promote ease in doing business, but more importantly, it will make it easy for the government to reach its targets. Jobs can only be generated by businesses which can only flourish if not choked by regulations. The #redtape yoke must be lifted for government to meet its other targets as well. It cannot be for local permits alone. We can exist with a bicameral legislature, but not with a bifurcated government, where documents are processed fast in LGUs, but move in slow motion in the national government.
"Government spending impacts the business environment. Public spending if not a growth-driver, is at least a growth-influencer. When a road to a port used by exporters does not get built because funds have been embargoed is but one of many examples of how underspending dampens growth and reduces the velocity of government money." -Sen. Ralph Recto, Sponsorship Speech, Ease of Doing Business Act (SBN 1311)
Isabatas na natin ang matagal na nating panukala na magpapabilis ng serbisyo ng gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng pagpapaikli ng proseso sa paghingi ng pondo. #SenateBill1311 ... See MoreSee Less
"Opening up of more offices and additional frontline services is an antidote to red tape. Isang halimbawa ang bilang ng mga LTO offices natin, which has remained static despite the automobile boom. Sabi nga, lahat ng kotseng nabenta sa Metro Manila sa loob lamang ng apat na buwan, kayang punuin ang buong kahabaan ng EDSA pag pinarada mo doon ng bumper-to-bumper pero ang bilang ng mga LTO offices natin ganun pa din." -Senator Ralph Recto, Sponsorship Speech, Ease of Doing Business Act #SenateBill1311
Umaasa tayong magiging prayoridad ng ating pamahalaan ang isinusulong nating panukalang batas na magpapabilis ng mga transaksyon sa mga ahensya ng ating gobyerno. #NoToRedTape ... See MoreSee Less
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto is a competent, dedicated and diplomatic public servant. His devotion to family and community, unrelenting desire to make a better life for others, consummate passion for his work, and interactive leadership style serve as the firm foundation upon which he built a reputation as a young and committed leader whether as a legislator or a national executive.