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JAN
22
2017

Recto to Bato: No need to resign, but reform PNP

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald de la Rosa must adopt as his birthday wish to himself the firm resolve to rid the PNP of scalawags like the ones who choked to death inside Camp Crame the Pampanga-based Korean trader they had abducted earlier. De la Rosa turned
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JAN
21
2017

DOH, DepEd told: After condoms, focus attention on 5M kids in water-less schools

The DepEd and the DOH should be as aggressive in putting an end to “waterless schools” as they are in pushing for the distribution of condoms in public schools, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said today. “We would like to see the same determined collaboration in installing
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JAN
19
2017

‘High-profile karumal-dumal crimes could nudge restoration of death penalty’

The policemen who kidnapped and murdered a Korean national, despite the reported payment of a P4.5 million ransom, may end up as poster boys for death penalty, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto predicted today. “Yung ganitong mga kaso, na sapin-sapin na mga krimen, ang nagbibay
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JAN
18
2017

‘SSS deduction is payroll tax so buck stops with President, not with unelected bureaucrats’ — Recto

Because it is a payroll tax, the power to approve the rate of a Social Security System member’s monthly contribution should remain with the President, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto insisted today. “When it comes to any mandatory deduction from a workingman’s income, the buck
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JAN
17
2017

Recto backs Bato in running after ‘toknap’ cops

Philippine National Police chief Ronald de la Rosa should crack down hard on rogue policemen who use the PNP’s anti-drug campaign as a smokescreen to extort money and commit crimes against civilians. The call was made by Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto who urged the PNP
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JAN
17
2017

Duterte told: Certify bills extending passport validity to 10 years

Passing a law extending the validity period of a Philippine passport from 5 to 10 years is “one low-hanging fruit” Congress can pick, a move that will immediately benefit millions of Filipino travelers and migrant workers, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said today. And if
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JAN
16
2017

No Basis to Consider ML Declaration – Recto

We should know by now that such theatrical bombast is part of the President’s oratorical repertoire. His bluster should be likened to a dog that always barks but seldom bites. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippines’ ASEAN Chairmanship launch at
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DEC
20
2016

“No PhilHealth ID, No Benefits” policy scrapped – Recto

The Senate has included a provision in the 2017 national budget cancelling the need for patients seeking treatment in hospitals to present a PhilHealth card as a condition to avail of benefits from the state health insurer. Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said the scrapping of
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DEC
20
2016

Recto: Digong’s foreign policy motto should be “Friend to all, subservient to no one”

The Philippines would be better off pivoting to an independent foreign policy position than siding with any of the big powers. “Our motto should be : ‘Friend to all, but subservient to none.’ In other words, amity to all, hostility to no one,” Recto said. Recto said foreign
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DEC
18
2016

Senate hikes by P1 B DSWD budget for free daycare meals

The Senate had added P1 billion to the children’s feeding budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, raising the amount to P4.427 billion, to enable the agency to serve one hot meal daily to 1.74 million 2 to 4 year olds for 120 days next year. Although he was
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