Recto: Cut red tape in the sending of disaster text alerts

27 July 2017, Comment are Off
If flood and storm text alerts have been few and infrequent, blame it on the circuitous way that proposed messages are “processed and approved before they are sent out,” Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said today. “It is not the fault of telcos,” Recto said, “but the...

Amid reports of underspending, senators to grill agencies on fund utilization

27 July 2017, Comment are Off
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said senators would cross party lines in asking agencies during the 2018 national budget hearings if they are on track in spending their current year allocations to find out if underspending still plagues budget utilization as it had in...

Recto: PH to take half-century to wipe out irrigation backlog

26 July 2017, Comment are Off
At the rate government is spending for irrigation, it will take almost a half a century to bring water to all of the country’s 1.3 million hectares of “irrigable land,” Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said today. Recto made this point following the Senate’s approval of a...

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...

Statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on the ARMM polls deferment

19 October 2011, Comment are Off
The Supreme Court has finally locked arms with the executive and the legislative departments in sowing the first seeds of reforms in ARMM. By upholding the constitutionality of the ARMM polls deferment, the high court’s magistrates have humbly corrected themselves. It did the...

Addition to the ‘Few Good Men’ in the BOC

16 September 2011, Comment are Off
The appointment of former Rep. Ruffy Biazon to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) could be one of the best decisions made by PNoy. This latest increase in few good men in the BOC is the one increment that would be gladly embraced by the public. Ruffy is an unblemished reinforcement to...