PH to hold 1st Centenarian Day but no funds in ’17 budget for cash gift

24 September 2016, Comment are Off
The country will observe the first official National Centenarians Day two Sundays from now, on October 2, but funds for cash gifts for 100-year-old Filipinos pursuant to a new law have not been included in the 2017 budget, prompting Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto to prod both...

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...

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...

Sponsorship Speech On GSIS Members’ Rights and Benefits Act of 2011

03 October 2011, Comment are Off
Sponsorship Speech On GSIS Members’ Rights and Benefits Act of 2011 (Senate Bill No. 2854, under Committee Report No. 41) By Sen. Ralph G. Recto Chairman, Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises Mr. President: Every month, the Senate forks over to its landlord...