Recto: Price freeze in fees, recyclable permits, exempt one-man firms from fire fees
February 22, 2018
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto today hailed the passage by both houses of Congress of a “reinforced” anti-red tape bill designed to spare businesses from spending billions of pesos and millions of man-hours yearly to comply with government licensing procedures. Although one of the lead authors of the measure, Recto proposed three more initiatives – a freeze on fees, an anti-epal
Senator Recto said the Philippines has been recognized as the fourth largest shipbuilder in the world. “If other nations find our ships exceptional, then we should, too.”
He said local shipbuilders can build the “country’s humanitarian fleet.”
“We need a hospital ship. Kahit maliit lang. Or two all-purpose mercy ships which can be used as floating headquarters when all land structures have been destroyed. We are an archipelago. And when there’s a typhoon and the roads are destroyed, the only way to reach the victims is by sea,” he said. ... See MoreSee Less
WE CAN AFFORD RP-MADE PASIG RIVER FERRY BOATS, HOSPITAL SHIPS－RECTO
For a fraction of the P18 billion price tag of two Navy frigates, the country can buy locally-made Pasig River ferry boats, floating hospitals, environmental patrol boats and other ships needed by a disaster-prone archipelago where half of the towns lie along the coast.
The call was made by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto who said the deficit in ships is not only in the Navy, but also in civilian activities such as coast guard patrol, calamity response and tapping Manila’s main waterway as an alternative to its car-choked streets.
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.