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SEP
20
2012

4th Hearing on Sin Tax Measure

Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chairman of the Senate committee on Ways and Means, discusses earmarking proposals on the proceeds from the new Sin Tax Law as the Senate holds final hearing on the key revenue measure. Among those in attendance are the countryís economic managers led by
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SEP
19
2012

Gov. Vi Receives Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award

Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto was bestowed the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award by President Benigno Noynoy Aquino III at the Malacañang Palace yesterday. Along with the late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo and 7 others, Vi received the award for “upholding the ideals of
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SEP
10
2012

With Smart-Gilas Team

Members of the Senate yesterday commended Philippine basketball team Smart-Gilas for winning the 34th William Jones Cup held in Taiwan. (photos by Alex Nuevaespana of PRIB)
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SEP
04
2012

Outstanding Teachers Soldiers and Policemen Feted by the Senate

Sen. Ralph G. Recto introduces to his Senate colleagues the winners of the Ten Outstanding Teachers for 2012 organized by Metrobank Foundation Inc who paid a courtesy call at the Senate Tuesday. Recto served as chair of the final board of judges. Also in the picture are the Top
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SEP
03
2012

Sponsorship Speech on Proposed Senate Resolution No. 840

SPONSORSHIP SPEECH ON PROPOSED SENATE RESOLUTION NO.  840 A RESOLUTION HONORING AND COMMENDING THE TEN OUTSTANDING TEACHERS OF 2012 AWARDED BY THE METROBANK FOUNDATION, INC. FOR THEIR EXEMPLARY COMPETENCE, DEDICATION TO SERVICE, AND COMMITMENT IN PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION. By:
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AUG
29
2012

Hearing on Rice Smuggling

Sen. Ralph G. Recto, during a hearing on alleged rice smuggling, proposed that government, through the NFA, assumes full control of rice importation instead of farming out import permits to private groups. Recto is the chairman of the committee on ways and means. (photos by Alex
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AUG
03
2012

Senate Hearing on the Proposed Amendments to Sin Tax Law

Senator Ralph G. Recto hears the positions of liquors and tobacco firms on the proposed amendments to the Sin Tax law. Recto, chair of the Ways and Means committee, is holding the second public hearing on excise tax on alcohol and tobacco products. Attending todayís hearings are
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AUG
03
2012

3rd Hearing on Sin Tax Bill

SIN TAX BILL, 3RD HEARING – 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
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