ICT National Summit 2016

ICT National Summit 2016 at Novotel Hotel, Quezon City Keynote Speech: From fighting crime to cutting red tape: How DICT...

Oath-Taking with Supreme Court Chief Justice Sereno

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Meeting with Rep. Nicasio Aliping & the Baguio City press.

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On the passing of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago

To borrow Kennedy, Senator Miriam’s mastery of the Constitution was awesome that when constitutional experts will
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On the confirmation of DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno

Mr. President, I am endorsing the nomination of Dr. Ben Diokno as Budget secretary for reasons as thick as the national
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As chronic malnutrition worsens, Recto pushes for national child health program

Alarmed by the worsening malnutrition problem among Filipino children, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto has proposed a
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2016

Recto : Palace must review, monitor “anti-red tape, fast action” targets of underlings

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PH to hold 1st Centenarian Day but no funds in ’17 budget for cash gift

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Recto : Investors are attracted by incentives, not repelled by invectives

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Recto files reso on impact of unli rice import plan

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DepEd bought zero math, science equipment in 2 yrs, not 1 computer out of 2015 funds

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Recto files ‘one time, big time’ tax amnesty bill

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Recto: Nat’l gov’t payroll to hit P1 trillion 

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As PH goes arms shopping, gov’t must eye Cebu-made ships, tap local industries—Recto 

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Recto: Livestream major infra projects, feed footage to Palace for Digong’s viewing

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Rest in peace, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago. #RIPMiriam

Press Statement of Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto
29 September 2016

To borrow Kennedy, Senator Miriam's mastery of the Constitution was awesome that when constitutional experts will be summoned to the Senate in the future, it can only be regarded as the greatest gathering of legal minds in one room, second only to the times when Senator Miriam read alone in her office.

She was such an intellectual giant that those who will come after her will be reduced as students forever parsing what she had said as beacons that will light their way and illuminate their minds.

Senator Miriam not only set the benchmark in clarity of thought and convincing discourse, but also in courage which she showed whether in pursuit of her advocacies for the people or the latter's enemies.

She was brains, beauty and balls.

She rarely cursed, never had invectives in her debating arsenal, but she was able to demolish her opponents using language that was devastating yet most elegant.

On her worst day when cancer had already invaded her brain, she was still sharper than any of us, displaying an acumen that was hard to defeat.

Senator Miriam was one of a kind. And we are lucky that like a comet that streaks across our skies once every century, we were able to witness her dazzling brilliance during our lifetime.
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The Budget secretary serves the national interest when he dispenses candor instead of pandering to our whims. And Dr. Diokno performed that role when he was outside of government, when he was the first to call the nation’s attention to the unconventional ways that fund releases were being accelerated. In the DAP cases, the Supreme Court heard him, and heeded his views. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kung maisasabatas ang inihain nating comprehensive health and nutrition program (Senate BIll 831), posible na ang mga sumusunod:

• Libreng check-up at suporta sa nutrisyon para sa mga buntis at nagpapasusong ina sa lahat ng barangay;
• Libreng gatas at masustansyang pagkain para sa mga bagong silang na sanggol hanggang sa umabot sila sa tatlong taong gulang;
• Libreng pagkain sa mga batang may edad tatlo hanggang lima na nag-aaral sa mga Day Care Center;
• Libreng pagkain at suporta sa nutrisyon para sa mga batang may edad anim hanggang 12 na nag-aaral sa lahat ng public school.

#SenateBill831 #schoolfeeding #nutritionprogram
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