Recto to GRP-NDF negotiators: Forge ceasefire before Lent

13 March 2017, Comment are Off
After Communist and government negotiators agreed over the weekend to resume peace talks next month, a senator is prodding the two sides to make good on their promise to observe a truce before the Holy Week in April. “Whether unilaterally declared or mutually agreed, the people...

To secure funding, answer security questions, broadband project must be in ‘18 budget

13 March 2017, Comment are Off
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto is backing the government’s plan to build a national broadband network by 2020, saying such “critical infrastructure is needed for the country to win the future.” To jumpstart its rollout, Recto is urging main proponent Department of...

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...

Opening Remarks on the Cybercrime Hearing

03 March 2014, Comment are Off
Opening Remarks on the Cybercrime Hearing By Sen. Ralph G. Recto Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology Magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Welcome to the Senate hearing on various cybercrime-related bills. Perhaps to underscore the importance and the nuances of this...

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...