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...

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...

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:...

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...