Recto optimistic on hiked funding to combat malnutrition

26 November 2016, Comment are Off
Senators spearheading the bicameral push to increase the per meal budget of free school lunches are optimistic that the Senate version of the 2017 national budget would carry their proposal. Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto based his optimism on the admission by heads of the...

Duterte administration could spend up to P26.7 trillion in 6 years

25 November 2016, Comment are Off
The Duterte administration is forecast to spend P26.7 trillion in six years in power, and Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto wants government to link the rise in expenditures with the decrease in the number of the poor, the hungry and the unemployed. Recto described next year’s...

Minority seeks cuts in budget for travel, utilities, representation, non-essential overhead 

24 November 2016, Comment are Off
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto is pushing for a minimum 10 percent cut in the bureaucracy’s cellphone, electricity, travel, gasoline, advertising, and other non-essential expenses, which he said would free billions for health and other social services. Recto manifested this...

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...

Opening Remarks on the Cybercrime Hearing

03 March 2014, Comment are Off
Opening Remarks on the Cybercrime Hearing By Sen. Ralph G. Recto Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology Magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Welcome to the Senate hearing on various cybercrime-related bills. Perhaps to underscore the importance and the nuances of this...