MAY
15
2013

‘K plus 12’ law keeps nation at par with global standards; opens doors to poor children denied of early education

Sen. Ralph G. Recto said today’s signing into law of the measure institutionalizing the “K plus 12” education would align the country with the global standards in education and likewise open more doors to children denied of their chance to step inside a classroom. Recto said a
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MAY
08
2013

Money ban to hit private depositors who have nothing to do with politics

Calling it crazy and unenforceable, Sen. Ralph G. Recto today called for the immediate shelving of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) resolution imposing a “money ban” to curb vote-buying before and during Monday’s elections. “It will have an adverse impact on business and
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APR
28
2013

Tax-exempt bonuses & OT pay pushed for Labor Day

Sen. Ralph G. Recto yesterday reiterated his proposal to tax -exempt Christmas and 13th month bonuses and overtime pay of private and government workers that would effectively bring down income taxes and make it as part of government’s Labor Day surprise for May 1. “I really
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APR
23
2013

PH humanitarian mission to help China quake victims sought

Sen. Ralph G. Recto today said government should quickly send a humanitarian mission to help victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked a Southwestern Chinese province last weekend. “As a neighbor with deep historical and economic ties, the country should send its own
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JAN
24
2013

Crucial push for 2 bills adding relief to income earners & ushering era of clean & green vehicles

Relief for taxpayers and relief from dirty air. This was the gist of the twin legislative initiatives launched this week by Sen. Ralph G. Recto, hoping that the two proposed measures would get enough numbers to pass before election break sets in. Recto’s Senate Bill (SB) 2856 or
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DEC
17
2012

Explanation of Vote on the RH Bill

No bill is chiseled in stone. Hindi ito lapida na nakaukit sa bato. Because no bill is perfect, it is polished through debate and discourse, without which the faults and the flaws will never be straightened out. So it was in this spirit that I engaged the sponsor in an exchange
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NOV
25
2012

Christmas bonuses, allowances below P60,000 should be tax-free

Support of Regional Dev’t Councils snowballs Sen. Ralph G. Recto today reiterated his proposal to raise the tax exemption ceiling on Christmas bonuses and 13th month pay to P60,000 from the current threshold of P30,000 to give more spending power to employees celebrating the
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NOV
20
2012

Recto bats for P23B earmarks for PhilHealth

Specific allocations from sin tax revenues pressed Sen. Ralph. G. Recto today said a part of the total revenues and not mere “increments” from the sin tax reform package should go directly to intended beneficiaries and programs and should not be a “blank check” for disposal of
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NOV
14
2012

Toll rates bearable if VAT was not imposed

If only you had listened. This was the reaction of Sen. Ralph G. Recto to the reported plan of government to subsidize the operations of privately-run toll roads, including toll fees, to ensure the profitability of the investing firms and soften the impact on motorists. Recto on
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