Competent, dedicated, diplomatic, and honest.
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.
He is married to Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto,
father to Ryan Christian and stepfather
to Luis Philippe Manzano
Oath Taking of Senator Ralph G. Recto
as the new Senate President Pro Tempore
July 22, 2013
It was the turn of Civil Society groups, academe, NGOs,
workers' unions, farmers' groups and health advocates
to express their differing views on a proposal to hike sin taxes
to curb smoking and drinking and increase tax take of
government before senators led bySen. Ralph G. Recto,
chair of the Senate ways and means panel.
(photos by Alex Nuevaespana of PRIB)