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...

As PH goes arms shopping, gov’t must eye Cebu-made ships, tap local industries—Recto 

17 September 2016, Comment are Off
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto is supporting the country’s “pivot” to a wider global market in sourcing military material, but reminded Malacañang not to bypass local industries which can provide parts or whole of the defense equipment being sought. Recto said President...

Recto: Livestream major infra projects, feed footage to Palace for Digong’s viewing

16 September 2016, Comment are Off
If CCTVs are now being trained on government office workers, work on critical government infrastructure can also be livestreamed. Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said one way to speed up the completion of traffic jam-causing road constructions is to install a camera which...

Sponsorship Speech on Sin Tax Measures

10 October 2012, Comment are Off
Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Ralph G. Recto on SB No. 3299 Under Committee Report No. 411 Committee on Ways and Means Mr. President : No Senate was ever a bulwark of taxation. This one has never been. To every overture of a new tax, its reply has never been of ratification but of...

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...