Recto files reso on impact of unli rice import plan

23 September 2016, Comment are Off
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto is pressing the Senate to host a faceoff between supporters and critics of the administration’s audacious plan to liberalize the importation of rice. In Senate Resolution 146, Recto said “the ramifications of the rice trade liberalization”...

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...

Sponsorship Speech on Senate Bill No. 2855 (Additional Relief to Families Act)

19 November 2013, Comment are Off
Sponsorship Speech by Sen. Ralph G. Recto Senate Bill No. 2855 (Additional Relief to Families Act) Mr. President, my esteemed colleagues: It is my privilege to sponsor a bill that honors the State’s commitment to strengthen the family as the foundation of the Filipino nation. I...

Co-Sponsorship Speech on the 2014 General Appropriations Bill

19 November 2013, Comment are Off
Co-Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Ralph G. Recto On the 2014 General Appropriations Bill Mr. President: This is an unconventional sponsorship speech but these are not ordinary times. When it comes to introducing the national budget, the parliamentary tradition is to rattle off a...

Privilege Speech on Sin Tax Measures

15 October 2012, Comment are Off
Privilege Speech Delivered by Sen. Ralph G. Recto Mr. President, my dear colleagues, magandang hapon. Clearly, I am the national punching bag of the week. And I am not surprised. Because if you are head of the Ways and Means committee, expect to be pilloried and never be praised....