DepEd bought zero math, science equipment in 2 yrs, not 1 computer out of 2015 funds

21 September 2016, Comment are Off
Public schools do not only lack Science and Math teachers, they also lack Science and Math equipment as the Department of Education (DepEd) “scored back-to-back failures” in buying instructional materials for these subjects, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said. Recto revealed...

Recto files ‘one time, big time’ tax amnesty bill

20 September 2016, Comment are Off
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto has filed a bill seeking a general tax amnesty aimed at expanding the tax base by luring untaxed individuals or those with outstanding liabilities to settle these without fear of being slapped with criminal charges. In Senate Bill No. 920, Recto...

Recto: Nat’l gov’t payroll to hit P1 trillion 

19 September 2016, Comment are Off
National government payroll cost will breach the P1 trillion mark next year, double from what it was in 2010, and could swell by at least P200 billion in 2018 due to the third installment of the Salary Standardization Law IV (SSL-IV), hikes in soldier and policeman pay, and...

Sponsorship Speech on Proposed Senate Resolution No. 840

03 September 2012, Comment are Off
SPONSORSHIP SPEECH ON PROPOSED SENATE RESOLUTION NO.  840 A RESOLUTION HONORING AND COMMENDING THE TEN OUTSTANDING TEACHERS OF 2012 AWARDED BY THE METROBANK FOUNDATION, INC. FOR THEIR EXEMPLARY COMPETENCE, DEDICATION TO SERVICE, AND COMMITMENT IN PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION. By:...

Sponsorship Speech on the Proposed 2012 General Appropriations Act

15 November 2011, Comment are Off
Sen. Ralph G. Recto’s Sponsorship Speech on the Proposed 2012 General Appropriations Act  Mr. President: Before I dwell on some specifics of next year’s budget, let me take a great leap backward and discuss some details of the national budget 100 years ago. Although a...

Sponsorship Speech On GSIS Members’ Rights and Benefits Act of 2011

03 October 2011, Comment are Off
Sponsorship Speech On GSIS Members’ Rights and Benefits Act of 2011 (Senate Bill No. 2854, under Committee Report No. 41) By Sen. Ralph G. Recto Chairman, Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises Mr. President: Every month, the Senate forks over to its landlord...