Tap local industries in modernizing the military before touching that $500-million loan

16 May 2017, Comment are Off
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto today cautioned the Duterte administration against the reported plan to take on the $500-million loan being offered by the Chinese government to modernize the Philippine military. “We must stop relying on foreign suppliers to modernize the...

Recto sponsors P3,000 ‘PERA’ for gov’t employees

14 March 2017, Comment are Off
Government employees, whether regular or casual, may soon find a raise in their monthly pay slip if the Senate adopts the recommendation of its committee increasing the Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA) from P2,000 to P3,000. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto has...

Recto: Free public Wi-Fi means faster internet for all Pinoys

13 March 2017, Comment are Off
The free public Wi-Fi bill approved by the Senate today will not only make internet services available to all Filipinos, but will make sure that broadband services are faster and more efficient. “Today marks the era that we, Filipinos, finally commence the march to digital...

Inauguration of the Puyat Steel Corporation’s Skin Pass Mill and Painting Line

14 May 2014, Comment are Off
I am here today because Tito Ed Reyes is a childhood hero of mine. I remember that while others of my age adored comic book heroes, mine were all real-life ones – Don Claro; his sons; Tito Ed; well, except, for Darna. For how could I be enthralled with Superman, when in Tito Ed,...

Modernize the PNR

06 May 2014, Comment are Off
Sponsorship Speech by Sen. Ralph G. Recto Principal Author of SB 1831  Mr. Senate President, my dear colleagues: There are only a few times when a bill must be railroaded, and this is one of those. The charter of the Philippine National Railways will expire on June 20. If its...

STSRO 25th Anniversary

06 May 2014, Comment are Off
It’s my pleasure to be here today, to celebrate with you the founding of an office, which was partly responsible for my only electoral defeat in 2010. Seriously, I am happy to be with my friends, co-workers today. STSRO is a necessary institution because worse than taxation...