Unspent budget is virtual ‘calamity fund’

30 September 2011, Comment are Off
Use ‘Pedring’ to correct underspending. Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said government could use the devastations wrought by typhoon Pedring and the ensuing tropical storms as catalyst to correct its under spending. “Not only croplands and properties were toppled by typhoon Pedring...

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

20 September 2011, Comment are Off
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...

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

15 September 2011, Comment are Off
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...