Palace should step in to avert “transport crisis” in Uber/Grab issue

19 July 2017, Comment are Off
Malacañang should treat the grounding of Uber and Grab cars in Metro Manila as a “transport crisis” comparable to a “total MRT breakdown or a paralyzing jeepney strike.” “In a mass transport-starved metropolis of 13 million, these ride-hailing companies provide a cruci...

Recto urges release of billions in Calamity Fund for Marawi City rehabilitation, aid to civilians

30 May 2017, Comment are Off
Malacañang has been urged to rush a “humanitarian army” to Marawi City and to nearby places where the “spillover of a massive wave of evacuees” are straining local resources to grant them comfort and aid, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said today. Recto said there are...

Congress approved bill making public WiFi not only free but fast

30 May 2017, Comment are Off
The free public WiFi bill which has been approved by Congress will not only make internet services available to all Filipinos, but will make sure that broadband services are faster and more efficient, its main proponent, Sen. Ralph Recto, said today. The bill is now headed to...

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...