SEP
23
2015

Extending the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF)

Mr. President: The Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund or ACEF traces its genesis to our ascension to the World Trade Organization. When the gospel of globalization made the world flat, and the world started chanting,” I believe in GATT, the treaty almighty, creator of
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SEP
18
2015

4Ps Parent Leaders Congress & the conferring of “Batangas Adopted Daughter” award to DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman

Mga kapwa kawani sa gobyerno, mga kapwa ko Batangueño, mga panauhin, mga kaibigan, mga mahal kong kababayan: Alam po natin na madalas tayong dapuan ng kalamidad. At hindi lang ordinaryong mga sakuna, pang-world record pa. Pinakamalakas na bagyo sa kasaysayan, pinakamatinding
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SEP
08
2015

Sponsorship Speech on Senate Bill No. 2879

Mr. President: If people will be quizzed on what’s that government building along East Avenue in Quezon City with so much money, those in the know will most probably answer: the Central Bank Mint. But there’s another office across it that is also awash with cash – the Social
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AUG
10
2015

Co-Sponsorship Speech on Person with Disabilities (SB No. 2890)

It has been said that a government’s greatness is measured “by how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” The same test
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JUN
22
2015

Pinoy Worldwide Initiative for Investment, Savings and Entrepreneurship (Pinoy WISE) Overseas Filipinos Market Place Event

Centro Congresi Stella Polare Milan, Italy Buongiorno a tutti voi. Sono felice di essere qui oggi. Ma nessuno è più felice di mia moglie. Perché mentre io vedo questo viaggio come ufficialmente puro lavoro, lei la vede come la nostra seconda luna di miele. E questa è la ragione
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JUN
17
2015

117th Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Plaza La Independencia, Lipa City Magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Ang Lipa at ang buong Batangas ay duyan ng magiting. Sino mang may duda ay kailangan lamang titigan ang ating bandila, at tingnan ang kanyang araw, sapagkat ang isa sa walong silahis ay kumakatawan sa isa sa
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JUN
12
2015

Claro M. Recto District Hospital Inauguration

Magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Meron pong kasabihan na kung ano pa ang maganda ay s’yang malayo, at kung ano pa ang kanais-nais ay s’yang mahirap abutin. Ganyan po ang napakagandang bayan ng Infanta. Siguro iniluklok ito dito upang pawiin ang pagod ng sinumang dumayo para
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JUN
10
2015

Giving Hope to the PAGASA of the Nation

SPONSORSHIP SPEECH ON THE PAGASA MODERNIZATION ACT by Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto In one sentence, this bill is about giving hope to PAGASA. Whether we live in a place that sizzles in May or is submerged in water in July, we rely on the Philippine Atmospheric,
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MAR
25
2015

Don’t Let The Well Run Dry

WATER PHILIPPINES EXPO & CONFERENCE 2015 Securing, Shaping and Greening Our Water Future Through Innovation Magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Some of us today may have skipped breakfast, but I know that there were four things we surely did this morning: Drank water, brushed
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