Recto calls for safety nets for displaced mine workers

06 February 2017, Comment are Off
‘Offer part of DENR’s P7B tree-planting fund to them’ Government should use part of its multi-billion-peso tree-planting budget this year in helping workers displaced by its order to close 23 mines. Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said that the P6.93 billion fund...

‘Pasig River duty for rogue cops must help not just Digong’s boat but ferry project’

06 February 2017, Comment are Off
The plan of Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa to assign 387 erring Metro Manila cops to rid Pasig River of water lilies has gotten the backing of Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto. But Recto said the policemen’s Pasig River mission should go beyond...

Despite ‘toknaps’, 1.5 M Korean tourists spent P70B last year—Recto

05 February 2017, Comment are Off
Tourist arrivals last year hit a record-high 5.967 million on the back of a surge in Korean visitors, close to 1.5 million of whom flocked here for “sun, sea and shopping”, which should “prompt the Philippines to assure its number one source of tourists that its citizens are safe...

Co-Sponsorship Speech on the 2014 General Appropriations Bill

19 November 2013, Comment are Off
Co-Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Ralph G. Recto On the 2014 General Appropriations Bill Mr. President: This is an unconventional sponsorship speech but these are not ordinary times. When it comes to introducing the national budget, the parliamentary tradition is to rattle off a...

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...