Recto files reso on impact of unli rice import plan

23 September 2016, Comment are Off
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto is pressing the Senate to host a faceoff between supporters and critics of the administration’s audacious plan to liberalize the importation of rice. In Senate Resolution 146, Recto said “the ramifications of the rice trade liberalization”...

DepEd bought zero math, science equipment in 2 yrs, not 1 computer out of 2015 funds

21 September 2016, Comment are Off
Public schools do not only lack Science and Math teachers, they also lack Science and Math equipment as the Department of Education (DepEd) “scored back-to-back failures” in buying instructional materials for these subjects, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said. Recto revealed...

Recto files ‘one time, big time’ tax amnesty bill

20 September 2016, Comment are Off
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto has filed a bill seeking a general tax amnesty aimed at expanding the tax base by luring untaxed individuals or those with outstanding liabilities to settle these without fear of being slapped with criminal charges. In Senate Bill No. 920, Recto...

Privilege Speech on Sin Tax Measures

15 October 2012, Comment are Off
Privilege Speech Delivered by Sen. Ralph G. Recto Mr. President, my dear colleagues, magandang hapon. Clearly, I am the national punching bag of the week. And I am not surprised. Because if you are head of the Ways and Means committee, expect to be pilloried and never be praised....

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:...