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FEB
22
2018

Recto: Price freeze in fees, recyclable permits, exempt one-man firms from fire fees

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto today hailed the passage by both houses of Congress of a “reinforced” anti-red tape bill designed to spare businesses from spending billions of pesos and millions of man-hours yearly to comply with government licensing procedures. Although
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FEB
22
2018

Ease of Doing Business Must Lead to Easy-on-the-Pocket Expenses

Explanation of Vote: Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 by Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto I am voting in the affirmative, Mr. President, with the manifestation that to further improve the bill, three provisions should be
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FEB
20
2018

If we can buy P18 B ships, we can afford PH-made Pasig River ferry boats, hospital ships, coastal patrols

For a fraction of the P18 billion price tag of two Navy frigates, the country can buy locally-made Pasig River ferry boats, floating hospitals, environmental patrol boats, and other ships needed by a disaster-prone archipelago where half of the towns lie along the coast. The call
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FEB
14
2018

Tap huge OFW talent pool to end gov’t ‘technical deficit’

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has advised government to look at returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in filling tens of thousands of vacant jobs in the bureaucracy and in government-funded “build, build, build” projects. From schools to the police to
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FEB
14
2018

Rice policy should not bloat P172 B NFA liabilities

As it grapples with ways to satisfy the “unli-rice needs” of 106.5 million Filipinos, the government should see to it that the solution should not further bloat the P172 billion liabilities of the National Food Authority, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said today. “The
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FEB
13
2018

SBN-1692: Creating The Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba Development Authority (BLISTTDA)

Creating The Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba Development Authority (BLISTTDA), Defining Its Powers And Functions, And Providing Funds Therefor Download PDF
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FEB
12
2018

PSR-621: Inquiry on the Proposed Increase in the Contribution Rate of Social Security System (SSS) Members

Resolution Directing The Senate Committee On Government Corporations And Public Enterprises To Conduct An Inquiry, In Aid Of Legislation, On The Proposed Increase In The Contribution Rate Of Social Security System (SSS) Members, Recommending That Such Increase Be Held In Abeyance
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FEB
12
2018

2.5 M tons of rice lost to poor postharvest, enough to feed 14 M Pinoys

About 17 percent of palay harvest is lost to absent or poor post-harvest facilities and practices yearly, resulting in a wastage of about two and a half million metric tons of rice—enough to meet the annual rice needs of Metro Manila, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto
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FEB
12
2018

If they were a company, P40 B remittance of Pinoys in Kuwait puts them in Top 40

The quarter of a million Filipinos in Kuwait sent home P40.6 billion last year, an amount which, if they were a company, would have ranked them the Philippines’ 37th biggest in terms of gross revenues, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said. If you add up their remittances
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FEB
12
2018

SBN-1686: Expediting The Titling Of Lands Awarded Under The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

Expediting The Titling Of Lands Awarded Under The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, Lifting The Restrictions On The Utilization Of Such Lands As Collateral For Securing Agricultural Loans, And Other Similar Financial Instruments, And For Other Purposes   Download PDF
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