Sponsorship Speech on Senate Bill 1465: Free Irrigation Service to Small Farmers
May 23, 2017
If the middle class’s patriotism is soluble in taxes, the one of farmers can also dissolve in irrigation fees. For years, farmers have been clamoring for a moratorium on irrigation payments. Basically, what they seek is parity—to be treated the same way that conglomerates have been showered with tax incentives by government. Indeed, if many projects by those who have made it to the Forbes b
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday, May 16, cautioned President Rodrigo Duterte against borrowing $500 million from the Chinese government to buy weapons from Poly Technologies Incorporated, one of the top state-owned defense manufacturing and exporting firms in China.
Recto said it is cheaper to produce and maintain military equipment locally than to import them.
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.