Money ban to hit private depositors who have nothing to do with politics

08 May 2013, Comment are Off
Calling it crazy and unenforceable, Sen. Ralph G. Recto today called for the immediate shelving of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) resolution imposing a “money ban” to curb vote-buying before and during Monday’s elections. “It will have an adverse impact on business and...

Tax-exempt bonuses & OT pay pushed for Labor Day

28 April 2013, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto yesterday reiterated his proposal to tax -exempt Christmas and 13th month bonuses and overtime pay of private and government workers that would effectively bring down income taxes and make it as part of government’s Labor Day surprise for May 1. “I really...

PH humanitarian mission to help China quake victims sought

23 April 2013, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said government should quickly send a humanitarian mission to help victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked a Southwestern Chinese province last weekend. “As a neighbor with deep historical and economic ties, the country should send its own...