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SEP
29
2011

Hearing on the Proposed 2012 Budget of the Department of Energy

On the issue of households in the country still with no electricity, Sub-Committee C chairman Sen. Ralph G. Recto asked DOE Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, ” So anong itatanong natin sa kanila, do they want condoms (RH bill) or electricity?” (Photos by Alex Nuevaespana
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SEP
20
2011

Switch to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) to dampen need for transport strikes

Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said one concrete solution to unbridled oil price increases is for government to gear up its promotion of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) in public transport. “We won’t be having frequent transport strikes if only drivers and operators are earning enough
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SEP
16
2011

Addition to the ‘Few Good Men’ in the BOC

The appointment of former Rep. Ruffy Biazon to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) could be one of the best decisions made by PNoy. This latest increase in few good men in the BOC is the one increment that would be gladly embraced by the public. Ruffy is an unblemished reinforcement to
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SEP
15
2011

Exhaust all sources of revenues to plug price hikes in fees & fares

Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said government should exhaust all possible sources of fresh revenues before turning its back on its promise not to impose new taxes and unleash a barrage of price adjustments in power, fees and fares. “The last thing you want to do is raise taxes. Gawin
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SEP
14
2011

Congressional Oversight Committee on CTRP

A briefing by the Department of Finance, the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs, presided by Senate panel chair Sen. Ralph Recto and House panel chair Rep. Hermilando Mandanas.
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SEP
09
2011

Finance Sub-Committee C Hearing on the Proposed 2012 DOF Budget

Finance Sub-Committee C chairman Sen. Ralph Recto leads the Senate in hearing the proposed budget of the Department of Finance and its attached agencies. DOF Sec. Cesar Purisima and BIR Commissioner Kim Henares took turns answering questions from the senators. (Photos by Alex
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SEP
09
2011

Not one ‘promdi’ subsidizing MRT-LRT riders

Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said people in the provinces need not worry about their taxes going to the fare subsidy of commuters in state-run Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) even as he stressed that it is still Metro Manila that shoulders bulk, if not all, of
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SEP
06
2011

Probe urged on looming power rate hikes

Power rate hike ‘shockers’ don’t jibe with spirit of EPIRA law Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said the impending series of power rate hikes do not jibe with the spirit and intent of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) even as he called for a probe on its
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JUN
06
2011

RA 10149: GOCC Governance Act of 2011

Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Fifteenth Congress First Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-sixth day of July, two thousand ten. [REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10149] AN ACT TO PROMOTE FINANCIAL VIABILITY AND FISCAL
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MAY
24
2007

RA 9480: General Tax Amnesty

Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Thirteenth Congress Third Special Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the nineteenth day of February, two thousand seven. [REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9480]              AN ACT ENHANCING REVENUE
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