Recto : Tap P7.5 B Calamity Fund to help Mindanao areas hit by floods, bombings

07 August 2013, Comment are Off
Mindanao areas battling both natural and man-made calamities of flooding and bombings should receive national aid in the form of releases from the P7.5 billion Calamity Fund, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said today. While popularly known as the source of aid in times...

Recto calls for mandatory CCT enrolment of homeless, relocated estero dwellers

05 August 2013, Comment are Off
How do you prevent resettled Metro Manila estero residents from returning to their old dangerous dwellings? Enroll them in the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program with the added condition that they can only receive the monthly stipend for as long as they stay put...

Recto bats for tax deduction for those caring for elderly, disabled

04 August 2013, Comment are Off
Taxpayers who care for their parents or tend to persons with disabilities should be able to declare them as dependents for the purpose of claiming tax exemptions. This is according to Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto, who filed a bill seeking to remove the limitation...