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NOV
15
2011

Sen. Recto Defends the Proposed 2012 Budget of NEDA

Sen. Recto, vice chairman of the finance sub-committee C, takes the stand to defend the proposed 2012 budget of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) during yesterdayís marathon hearing on the budget. In attendance are officials of NEDA and attached agencies led by
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OCT
26
2011

P6.4B rehab of LRT, MRT to result in improved services, increased ridership

Sen. Ralph G. Recto today welcomed the rolling out P6.37 billion for the rehabilitation of the elevated railway lines even as he urged government to consider locally sourcing the materials or equipment needed in the planned upgrade. Recto likewise commended government for forking
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OCT
25
2011

Statement of Sen. Ralph Recto on the recent violent events in Muslim Mindanao

The doves have prevailed over the hawks. The President has demonstrated a great amount of grace under pressure in choosing to wage peace instead of turning ‘juramentado’ in the wake of fresh violence in Muslim Mindanao, which resulted to the sorry loss of lives of soldiers and
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OCT
20
2011

NAIA-1 should be refurbished, preserved not sold

Sen. Ralph G. Recto today warned that bringing in private investors to operate or acquire the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal I (NAIA-1) might not be the answer to cure the 30-year airport terminal of its worst features. “If we sell to a private group, we could be
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OCT
19
2011

Pacquaio deserves promotion as reserved army lieutenant colonel

Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said the country should feel safer with boxing sensation and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao in the reserved force holding the rank of lieutenant colonel than entrusting its freedom to the hordes of skeptics. Recto stressed Pacquaio deserves his promotion
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OCT
19
2011

Statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on the ARMM polls deferment

The Supreme Court has finally locked arms with the executive and the legislative departments in sowing the first seeds of reforms in ARMM. By upholding the constitutionality of the ARMM polls deferment, the high court’s magistrates have humbly corrected themselves. It did the
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OCT
10
2011

Hearing on the Proposed 2012 Budget of DOTC and NTC

Sen. Ralph G. Recto, chairman of the Finance Sub-Committee C, hears the proposed budget of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) as presented to the Senate panel by DOTC Sec. Mar Roxas. Also taken up was the proposed budget of the National Telecommunications
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OCT
05
2011

Hearing on the Proposed Budget of Philhealth

The Senate Finance committee hears the proposed 2012 budget of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth). (Photos by Alex Nuevaespana of PRIB)
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