As chronic malnutrition worsens, Recto pushes for national child health program

26 September 2016, Comment are Off
Alarmed by the worsening malnutrition problem among Filipino children, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto has proposed a comprehensive health and nutrition program that will provide protection and support for mothers and their children from conception to childhood. A lynchpin of...

Recto : Palace must review, monitor “anti-red tape, fast action” targets of underlings

25 September 2016, Comment are Off
Malacanang was told to familiarize itself with the “anti-red tape and quick response” targets that its underlings have promised the  public in the 2017 national budget so it would know if pledges of fast document processing and rapid reaction to distress calls are being met. The...

PH to hold 1st Centenarian Day but no funds in ’17 budget for cash gift

24 September 2016, Comment are Off
The country will observe the first official National Centenarians Day two Sundays from now, on October 2, but funds for cash gifts for 100-year-old Filipinos pursuant to a new law have not been included in the 2017 budget, prompting Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto to prod both...

3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit

19 February 2014, Comment are Off
Keynote Speech by Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto 3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit SMX Convention Center, Pasay City Magandang hapon sa inyong lahat. Joey Concepcion complained to me that they’re having a hard time inviting lawmakers to their conferences. I told...

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...