Recto to Digong: Free sick, old prisoners this Christmas

19 November 2016, Comment are Off
With less than 40 days before Christmas, release papers of old, sickly and infirm prisoners should now be on their way to Malacañang, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said in appealing anew to President Duterte to give “the gift of clemency” next month to frail prisoners who...

‘Malayo at malabo,’ Recto says of ‘ICCexit’

18 November 2016, Comment are Off
President Duterte’s threat to pull out from the International Criminal Court (ICC) “is just one of his trademark ‘thinking out loud’ moments which spice up his public speeches.” This is Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto’s take on the Duterte’s statement that the Philippines may...

Rules for added tax breaks for PWDs to be signed Dec. 1

18 November 2016, Comment are Off
The long-awaited rules that will implement tax breaks for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and their kin who care for them will be signed on Dec. 1, Department of Social Welfare and Development officials said in reply to a query from Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto during...

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...