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AUG
10
2017

Use NBI, intel fund, NAIA big income to smash Maleta Gang

Government should arrest the leaders and smash the syndicate of NAIA personnel who have been stealing from the bags of passengers, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said today. Recto made the call following the arrest of four baggage handlers for allegedly stealing the
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AUG
08
2017

Comelec shouldn’t be distracted by telenovela in prepping for brgy polls

Presumptuous to piggyback it with BBL plebiscite P.3 trillion IRA of brgy captains during holdover years Comelec budget jumps 500% to P16B next year   The controversy pummelling embattled Commission on Elections chair Andres Bautista should not “derail nor distract” the
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AUG
08
2017

Recto : Walang ‘forever’ sa Free Public College Tuition law

Recto : Students must finish course on time; Walang ‘forever’ sa Free Public College Tuition law The newly-signed Free Public College Tuition Law sets stringent conditions for the enjoyment of free matriculation, such as mandating the student to complete the course during the
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AUG
07
2017

Sponsorship Speech: First 1,000 Days Bill

“Kung ang bata ay kulang sa timbang, tayo ang may pagkukulang” It has been said that politicians love to kiss babies when they run for office. But kiss them goodbye the moment they’re elected. If babies only know how to throw tantrums through tweets, or if they could
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AUG
04
2017

Free public college tuition can be funded in 2018 nat’l budget—Recto

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto today thanked President Duterte, “the country’s teacher-in-chief,” for signing into law the free college tuition bill. “By signing the law, he is in effect lecturing the nation that we should not just build, build, build for the sake of
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AUG
04
2017

Recto thanks ‘teacher-in-chief’ for signing tuition law, says funding, implementation must be ironed out

I would like to thank the country’s teacher-in-chief for signing into law the free college tuition bill. This law occupies a place among landmark social legislations. If a teacher affects eternity, so does a president who removes obstacles to learning. By signing the law, he is
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AUG
03
2017

Palace wants P1.7 B for new free WiFi spots, Senate to check if it meets rollout plan

The newly-signed Free Internet Access in Public Places Act has a proposed budget of P1.74 billion next year, for the rollout of 5,308 new WiFi hotspots, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said. On top of said funding is a proposed P1.2 billion to lay the groundwork for a
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AUG
03
2017

RA 10931: Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education

Republic of the Philippines Congress of the Philippines Metro Manila Seventeenth Congress First Regular Session Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fiftth day of July, two thousand sixteen. [REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10931] AN ACT PROMOTING UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO QUALITY
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AUG
02
2017

Statement on signing of laws extending validity of passports and driver’s licenses

Extending validity of licenses, passports shouldn’t make them more expensive I would like to thank President Duterte for signing into law the bills extending the period of validity of a passport to 10 years, and that of a driver’s license to five years. These are anti-red tape
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AUG
02
2017

Statement on the gov’t proposal to raise car registration fees

Government has a triple whammy tax proposal on vehicles. Already known are the proposed additional taxes on motor vehicles and on the fuels that run them. Not yet on the public radar is the third one, which seeks to double car registration fees, or what is officially known as the
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