Job plan of gov’t up for Senate review

19 February 2012, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said there seems to be a growing disconnect between the government’s jobs generation plan vis-à-vis the actual number of people out of jobs and those who have found jobs but are hardly surviving from their meager income. “The country has a growing labor...

Senate to probe hike in PhilHealth monthly contributions

14 February 2012, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) should tell Congress why it was seeking a 100 percent increment in members’ contributions despite its huge cash reserves and generous budgetary support. “As I’ve said before, the planned...

Review of FCDU, bank secrecy laws pressed

10 February 2012, Comment are Off
Resolution tasks Senate banks panel to conduct probe Sen. Ralph G. Recto yesterday called for a revisit of the laws on foreign currency deposit units (FCDUs) and the confidentiality of bank accounts to hammer out better laws responsive to “changing times and changing crimes...