‘High-profile karumal-dumal crimes could nudge restoration of death penalty’
January 19, 2017
The policemen who kidnapped and murdered a Korean national, despite the reported payment of a P4.5 million ransom, may end up as poster boys for death penalty, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto predicted today. “Yung ganitong mga kaso, na sapin-sapin na mga krimen, ang nagbibay ng impetus sa kampanya na ibalik ang bitay,” Recto said. Recto stressed that “in principle I remain agai
“Ito yung mga complex crimes, halimbawa kinidnap ang isang minor, drinoga, tinorture, sinaktan, pinagnakawan, ni-rape, tapos pinatay pa at sinunog pa. ‘Yung ganoong karumal-dumal na krimen ang may taglay na powerful emotional argument for #deathpenalty.” -Senator Ralph Recto... See MoreSee Less
"When it comes to any mandatory deduction from a workingman’s income, the buck stops at the president’s table. The President is the best trustee for SSS members. Kasi binoto. Hindi ‘yung appointed mula sa isang maliit na sektor, tapos bibigyan mo ng karapatan na magkaltas ng payroll tax. Siya ‘yung stakeholder representative na may clear mandate." -Sen. Ralph Recto on SSS premium hike ... 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.