Recto urges release of billions in Calamity Fund for Marawi City rehabilitation, aid to civilians
May 30, 2017
Malacañang has been urged to rush a “humanitarian army” to Marawi City and to nearby places where the “spillover of a massive wave of evacuees” are straining local resources to grant them comfort and aid, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said today. Recto said there are billions of pesos in unspent Calamity Fund waiting to be tapped to bring relief to displaced civilians and re
For the first time on Wednesday, Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto and Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto, a former actress, faced each other at the Senate, not as husband and wife, but as members of the bicameral conference committee on a measure, extending the validity period of driver’s license to five years.
Declaring Martial Law in Mindanao is a drastic and dramatic move. The solution needed to suppress the Abu Sayyaf and the Maute groups may need a drastic and dramatic move. I don't have all the facts now but the President will have to explain his move to Congress and get our support. The President is from Mindanao and he has more information regarding the security than any of us. I will respect his judgment on the issue and give him the benefit of the doubt. I hope the AFP and the PNP will not abuse their authority on ordinary civilians.
Statement of Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto 24 May 2017 ... 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.