MAY
06
2014

Modernize the PNR

Sponsorship Speech by Sen. Ralph G. Recto Principal Author of SB 1831  Mr. Senate President, my dear colleagues: There are only a few times when a bill must be railroaded, and this is one of those. The charter of the Philippine National Railways will expire on June 20. If its
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MAY
06
2014

STSRO 25th Anniversary

It’s my pleasure to be here today, to celebrate with you the founding of an office, which was partly responsible for my only electoral defeat in 2010. Seriously, I am happy to be with my friends, co-workers today. STSRO is a necessary institution because worse than taxation
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MAR
03
2014

Opening Remarks on the Cybercrime Hearing

Opening Remarks on the Cybercrime Hearing By Sen. Ralph G. Recto Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology Magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Welcome to the Senate hearing on various cybercrime-related bills. Perhaps to underscore the importance and the nuances of this
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FEB
19
2014

3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit

Keynote Speech by Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto 3rd Filipino Technopreneurship Summit SMX Convention Center, Pasay City Magandang hapon sa inyong lahat. Joey Concepcion complained to me that they’re having a hard time inviting lawmakers to their conferences. I told
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NOV
19
2013

Sponsorship Speech on Senate Bill No. 2855 (Additional Relief to Families Act)

Sponsorship Speech by Sen. Ralph G. Recto Senate Bill No. 2855 (Additional Relief to Families Act) Mr. President, my esteemed colleagues: It is my privilege to sponsor a bill that honors the State’s commitment to strengthen the family as the foundation of the Filipino nation. I
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NOV
19
2013

Co-Sponsorship Speech on the 2014 General Appropriations Bill

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Ralph G. Recto On the 2014 General Appropriations Bill Mr. President: This is an unconventional sponsorship speech but these are not ordinary times. When it comes to introducing the national budget, the parliamentary tradition is to rattle off a
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OCT
15
2012

Privilege Speech on Sin Tax Measures

Privilege Speech Delivered by Sen. Ralph G. Recto Mr. President, my dear colleagues, magandang hapon. Clearly, I am the national punching bag of the week. And I am not surprised. Because if you are head of the Ways and Means committee, expect to be pilloried and never be praised.
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OCT
10
2012

Sponsorship Speech on Sin Tax Measures

Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Ralph G. Recto on SB No. 3299 Under Committee Report No. 411 Committee on Ways and Means Mr. President : No Senate was ever a bulwark of taxation. This one has never been. To every overture of a new tax, its reply has never been of ratification but of
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SEP
03
2012

Sponsorship Speech on Proposed Senate Resolution No. 840

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:
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