FEB
28
2017

Dissent is not destab—Recto

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
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FEB
28
2017

Don’t go back knocking on doors, knock out ASG instead – Recto

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
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FEB
06
2017

Recto calls for safety nets for displaced mine workers

‘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
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FEB
06
2017

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

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
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FEB
05
2017

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

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
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JAN
23
2017

Claim that SUC students come from moneyed class baseless—Recto

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto today blasted as “untrue and unfair” the characterization that state colleges are enclaves of the moneyed class. “I think that description has no factual basis,” Recto said. “Enrollees in provincial SUCs (state universities and colleges) come
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JAN
22
2017

Recto to Bato: No need to resign, but reform PNP

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald de la Rosa must adopt as his birthday wish to himself the firm resolve to rid the PNP of scalawags like the ones who choked to death inside Camp Crame the Pampanga-based Korean trader they had abducted earlier. De la Rosa turned
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JAN
21
2017

DOH, DepEd told: After condoms, focus attention on 5M kids in water-less schools

The DepEd and the DOH should be as aggressive in putting an end to “waterless schools” as they are in pushing for the distribution of condoms in public schools, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said today. “We would like to see the same determined collaboration in installing
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JAN
19
2017

‘High-profile karumal-dumal crimes could nudge restoration of death penalty’

The policemen who kidnapped and murdered a Korean national, despite the reported payment of a P4.5 million ransom, may end up as poster boys for death penalty, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto predicted today. “Yung ganitong mga kaso, na sapin-sapin na mga krimen, ang nagbibay
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