Recto bats for Benham Rise protection strategy

12 March 2017, Comment are Off
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto today called on the executive department to immediately craft a comprehensive strategy aimed at protecting Benham Rise, a 13-million-hectare underwater plateau off the coast of Aurora, from foreign incursion. “No ifs or buts. The...

Dads may get 30-day share of Expanded Maternity Leave

07 March 2017, Comment are Off
Due to ‘pasa-load’ provision Even men stand to gain from the bill expanding maternity benefits as it allows a mother to transfer to the father of the child up to 30 days of the 120 days of allowed maternity leave for child-care duties. This, according to Senate...

626 ‘Doctor to the Barrios’ slots unfilled, nalagasan pa—Recto

04 March 2017, Comment are Off
Only one in three slots in the government’s Doctor to the Barrios (DTTB) program was filled in 2015 and 2016, raising calls in the Senate to make the program’s incentives more attractive to lure more physicians to rural practice. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto revealed...

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...