Death penalty debate will be full-blown, no-restraints open mic for all- Recto

03 March 2017, Comment are Off
There will be “full-blown, no-restraints” debates on the death penalty bill in the Upper Chamber, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto assured today. “At whatever level, the discussions will not be abbreviated. It will be open mic for all,” Recto said, adding “it has never...

Dissent is not destab—Recto

28 February 2017, Comment are Off
There’s no ‘destab’, no Ides of March, or May, or June, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto stressed today. “I think we should dial back the talks on conspiracy theories because there are none,” Recto said. “Kung sino man ang bumubulong sa tenga ng Presidente na beware of...

Don’t go back knocking on doors, knock out ASG instead – Recto

28 February 2017, Comment are Off
Instead of resuming its door-to-door tokhang operations to plead drug users to quit, government should “knock out bigger threats like the Abu Sayyaf and other local ISIS groups,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said today. But if ever the war on drugs should be scaled...

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...