Senate Hearing on Emergency Powers for President Duterte

12 October 2016, Comment are Off
Senate hearing last October 12, 2016 on the proposed emergency powers for President Rodrigo Duterte to address the...

6th Philippine International Motorshow

14 September 2016, Comment are Off
World Trade Center, Pasay City

ICT National Summit 2016

28 June 2016, Comment are Off
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

27 June 2016, Comment are Off
Oath-taking with Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

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08
2017

Sponsorship Speech: Ease of Doing Business Act

Mr. President, my dear colleagues, magandang hapon po. The bill is pretty straightforward, so instead of reiterating its
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FEB
06
2017

Recto calls for safety nets for displaced mine workers

‘Offer part of DENR’s P7B tree-planting fund to them’ Government should use part of its multi-billion-peso
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FEB
06
2017

‘Pasig River duty for rogue cops must help not just Digong’s boat but ferry project’

The plan of Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa to assign 387 erring Metro Manila cops to rid
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FEB
05
2017

Despite ‘toknaps’, 1.5 M Korean tourists spent P70B last year—Recto

Tourist arrivals last year hit a record-high 5.967 million on the back of a surge in Korean visitors, close to 1.5
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FEB
05
2017

‘Bad peace is better than just war’

A bad peace is always better than a just war. The two parties must be pulled back from the brink of reigniting the
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FEB
01
2017

On the Confirmation of the Appointment of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

Mr. Chairman, my dear colleagues: If a rice farmer will plant a hectare by his lonesome, it is said that he has to bend
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JAN
27
2017

The Future of Governance: Challenges and Opportunities”

Presentation of Senate Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto SMC’s Agenda 2017: Building Better Futures Makati Diamond
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JAN
24
2017

‘Free Public College Tuition is Not Too Big to Fund’

Sponsorship Speech Free Higher Education For All Act Senate Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto 24 January 2017   Mr.
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JAN
23
2017

Claim that SUC students come from moneyed class baseless—Recto

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto today blasted as “untrue and unfair” the characterization that state colleges are
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JAN
22
2017

Recto to Bato: No need to resign, but reform PNP

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald de la Rosa must adopt as his birthday wish to himself the firm
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JAN
21
2017

DOH, DepEd told: After condoms, focus attention on 5M kids in water-less schools

The DepEd and the DOH should be as aggressive in putting an end to “waterless schools” as they are in pushing for the
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JAN
19
2017

‘High-profile karumal-dumal crimes could nudge restoration of death penalty’

The policemen who kidnapped and murdered a Korean national, despite the reported payment of a P4.5 million ransom, may
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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

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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.

WATCH: Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senator Ralph Recto on Senate Bill 1311 - Ease of Doing Business Act
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"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
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"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
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