Toll rates bearable if VAT was not imposed

14 November 2012, Comment are Off
If only you had listened. This was the reaction of Sen. Ralph G. Recto to the reported plan of government to subsidize the operations of privately-run toll roads, including toll fees, to ensure the profitability of the investing firms and soften the impact on motorists. Recto on...

Senate Ways and Means panel unveils its own sin tax measure for plenary scrutiny and approval

10 October 2012, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto today expressed dismay over the failure of the Department of Energy (DOE) to detect and stop state-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) from overcharging power consumers. “Who’s minding the store at the DOE? I’m sure they knew about...

Senator-Judge Ralph G. Recto’s Explanation of Vote on the Impeachment Trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

29 May 2012, Comment are Off
I base my decision on facts presented in this court, and not on opinions aired outside of it; on testimonies of witnesses, and not on theories of wags; on the arguments of lawyers, and not on the analysis of their spokesmen; on submitted evidence, and not on anonymous leaks; and...