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Ralph Recto

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Inquirier.net
Poe: Traffic powers needed by Duterte but he’s sending mixed signalswas being delayed by extended debates and mixed signals from Mr. Duterte, accor
Inquirier.net / Posted 45 minutes ago
was being delayed by extended debates and mixed signals from Mr. Duterte, according to Poe. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said there was no magic bullet to fix “carmageddon,” or the sheer chaos on major roads caused by the traffic... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Recto: PH can also buy locally made vesselsSenate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday called on the government to
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday called on the government to look into buying locally made vessels for the “disaster-prone” archipelago. “For a fraction of the P18-billion price tag of two Navy frigates, the country can buy... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No meddling in frigate deal, says Duterte aidethis would come from different makers, it is a nightmare for trying to maintain
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
this would come from different makers, it is a nightmare for trying to maintain it,” he said. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto pushed for the DND to reconsider and take Thales as CMS provider for the frigates. He said research by his... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Lorenzana OK with buying Tacticos Thales if budget not an issuethey want. But if you don’t pay more, Hyundai won’t attach it. So there’s an ex
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
they want. But if you don’t pay more, Hyundai won’t attach it. So there’s an expenditure involved.] ADVERTISEMENT Sen. Ralph Recto then asked during the hearing: “Kung sinasabi na malayo ang pagkakaiba, mas maganda ang Thales, bakit tayo bibili... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Recto wants Senate inquiry into proposed hike in SSS contribution rateSen. Ralph Recto (File photo from Philippine Daily Inquirer) Senate President
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
Sen. Ralph Recto (File photo from Philippine Daily Inquirer) Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto filed on Monday a resolution calling for an inquiry into the proposed increase in the contribution rate of Social Security System (SSS)... Read more
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Inquirier.net
2 senators call for labor policies to protect OFWsshowing OFW cash remittances from January to November 2017 amounted to $25.3 bi
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
showing OFW cash remittances from January to November 2017 amounted to $25.3 billion. Even Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto echoed this concern, saying the P40.6 billion OFWs in Kuwait sent home last year is enough to land the... Read more
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Gulf News
Government strictly implements Duterte order to halt ‘new deployments’ to Kuwaitbinds the host country and the Philippines from ensuring protection and welfare
Gulf News / Posted 11 days ago
binds the host country and the Philippines from ensuring protection and welfare for the expatriate labour force.Senator Ralph Recto said that if a total ban on sending workers to Kuwait would be enforced, the Philippines stand to lose 40 billion... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Left gives Duterte rare praise on irrigationfarmers’ lives,” Casilao said of the new law. Credit should go to Mr. Duterte,
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
farmers’ lives,” Casilao said of the new law. Credit should go to Mr. Duterte, the legislator said. ADVERTISEMENT Sen. Ralph Recto, in a statement, said Mr. Duterte’s signing of the free irrigation law should “open the floodgates to an... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Top Storiesendorsement was strongly seconded by Senators Manny Pacquiao, Juan Miguel Zubir
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 15 days ago
endorsement was strongly seconded by Senators Manny Pacquiao, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Joseph Victor Ejercito, and Ralph Recto, as well as Davao Oriental Rep. Joel Mayo Almario. His confirmation comes at a time when the country is reeling... Read more
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Pilipino Star
De Lima: Duterte gov't becoming 'accomplice' in China military expansionin the Philippine Rise as it had already shown “bad faith” by conducting resear
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
in the Philippine Rise as it had already shown “bad faith” by conducting research prior to Manila’s approval. Sen. Ralph Recto meanwhile called on the government to explore the Philippine Rise as a possible source of the country’s food and... Read more
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The Manila Times
Duque seeks to recapture ‘glorious days’ at DoH as he gets CA nodon Health, sponsored Duque’s confirmation. Senators Manuel Pacquiao, Juan Migue
The Manila Times / Posted 16 days ago
on Health, sponsored Duque’s confirmation. Senators Manuel Pacquiao, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Joseph Victor Ejercito, and Ralph Recto also said that Duque was the “best man” to lead the DoH amid the controversy over the Dengvaxia vaccine. “It is... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Supreme Court upholds one-year extension of Martial Law in Mindanaowhen it comes to matters like this,” Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III tol
Pilipino Star / Posted 17 days ago
when it comes to matters like this,” Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III told reporters. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, who voted for the extension of martial law, said the ruling was not surprising. Sen. Panfilo Lacson, chairman... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Bangsamoro Basic Law implementation to cost P72 billion annuallypushed for a pre-audit and post audit process to help prevent corruption and mi
Pilipino Star / Posted 18 days ago
pushed for a pre-audit and post audit process to help prevent corruption and mismanagement. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto pressed for a clear price tag of the BBL as a “clear fiscal picture” will pave the way for the landmark... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Sanofi Pasteur rejects full refund, indemnity for Dengvaxiaof their children for other diseases in the wake of the Dengavaxia controversy.
Pilipino Star / Posted 18 days ago
of their children for other diseases in the wake of the Dengavaxia controversy. This prompted Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto to ask the DOH to use its P634-million advertising budget for this year “to fight the fake news that all vaccines... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Recto to DOH: Use ad funds to fight ‘fake news’ on vaccination programsSen. Ralph Recto (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inquirer
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
Sen. Ralph Recto (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inquirer) Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday urged the Department of Health (DOH) to use its P643-million advertising war chest for this year to fight “fake news”... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘DOH should use P634M ad budget to fight vaccine fake news’MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday said t
Pilipino Star / Posted 18 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday said the Department of Health should spend its million peso-worth advertising budget on an information drive intended to fight the fake news on vaccines. In a release, Recto... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate OKs bills on Nat’l Bible Day, OFW handbooks, feeding programsBenigno “Bam” Aquino, Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Cynthia Villa, Joel Villanueva,
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, Cynthia Villa, Joel Villanueva, Gatchalian, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, Senate Majority Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. “It is definitely one of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Recto urges DOH to use P634-M ad budget vs vaccine ‘fake news’use its P634-million advertising budget to fight the “fake news that all vaccin
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
use its P634-million advertising budget to fight the “fake news that all vaccines are bad,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto urged on Monday. Recto’s suggestion comes after health officials expressed alarm that their public health and... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Government top ‘endo’ violator — senatorsVillanueva, is set to report for plenary approval its version of the “endo” bil
Pilipino Star / Posted 21 days ago
Villanueva, is set to report for plenary approval its version of the “endo” bill this month. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto had called for the initial doubling of the number of permanent job items in the DSWD – which he labelled the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
PNP's Oplan Tokhang, Week 1: No deaths so farand accountability in the government’s fight against illegal drugs,” Gatchalian
Pilipino Star / Posted 21 days ago
and accountability in the government’s fight against illegal drugs,” Gatchalian said. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto earlier said the PNP could have acquired body cameras last year, if only it had prioritized these over dogs that... Read more
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The Manila Times
PNP buys P6.4B in new equipmentas his defense for making a priority the purchase of bomb-sniffing dogs over bo
The Manila Times / Posted 22 days ago
as his defense for making a priority the purchase of bomb-sniffing dogs over body cameras. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto previously criticized the PNP for buying 48 bomb-sniffing dogs costing P511,600 each instead of the body... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bato defends purchase of K9: Can body cams prevent bomb explosions?of the 48 K9 units they procured, which costs P545,000 each, in light of the re
Inquirier.net / Posted 22 days ago
of the 48 K9 units they procured, which costs P545,000 each, in light of the recent remark of Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto against the PNP’s move. “With the 2017 budget, hindi talaga ‘yun naisama, pero sa 2018 meron na, nakasama (they... Read more
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Pilipino Star
US on EJKs in Philippines: Encouraging signs of declineand support the Philippine government in terms of demand/remand programs, marit
Pilipino Star / Posted 23 days ago
and support the Philippine government in terms of demand/remand programs, maritime assistance and rule of law. Sen. Ralph Recto, for his part, called on the PNP to expedite its purchase of body cameras now that Tokhang has been relaunched. –... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Public vs politicized serviceLGUs all over the Philippines is the practice that only registered voters with
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
LGUs all over the Philippines is the practice that only registered voters with a Comelec ID are recognized. I hope Senator Ralph Recto and Senate President Koko Pimentel, whose father is the author of the local government code, can legislate a... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Social safety neton some basic commodities through a specially designed safety net. Nice intenti
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
on some basic commodities through a specially designed safety net. Nice intention, but can they implement on time? Senator Ralph Recto recently pointed out that the implementing agency for this safety net, the DSWD, does not have the manpower to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
PNP bought 48 dogs worth P511,600 each instead of body camerasMANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday said
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday said that the Philippine National Police could have acquired body cameras it could use in its anti-drug operations if it prioritized these over half-a-million-peso... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Recto wants PNP to fast-track purchase of bodycams for ‘tokhang’ relaunchSenator Ralph Recto INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Following the relaunch of “Oplan Tokha
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
Senator Ralph Recto INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Following the relaunch of “Oplan Tokhang,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to fast-track its acquisition of P334-million worth of body cameras. “Body... Read more
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The Manila Times
House, Senate: BBL before Cha-cha– senators In the Senate, Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Panfilo Lacson, Paolo Be
The Manila Times / Posted 25 days ago
– senators In the Senate, Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Panfilo Lacson, Paolo Benigno Aquino 4th, Sherwin Gatchalian and Ralph Recto on Monday said they intended to follow their legislative agenda to pass the BBL in March this year. “The... Read more
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Inquirier.net
P1.2-B fund for OFWs no longer enough – RectoSen. Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE The P1.2-billion fun
Inquirier.net / Posted 25 days ago
Sen. Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE The P1.2-billion fund of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to assist overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may not be enough for the increasing number of Filipinos working abroad, Senate... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘Super blood blue moon’ won’t trigger Mayon eruption— Phivolcsthe “first collateral damage” as their schools are commandeered to house refuge
Pilipino Star / Posted 26 days ago
the “first collateral damage” as their schools are commandeered to house refugees, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said yesterday. Recto asked the government to step up its evacuation center-building program that began in 2016,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Recto pushes construction of gyms that easily transforms into evac centerSen. Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE As Mt. Mayon has aga
Inquirier.net / Posted 27 days ago
Sen. Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE As Mt. Mayon has again put the country’s disaster preparedness in the spotlight, Sen. Ralph Recto proposed on Saturday for the government to build gyms in disaster-prone areas that could also... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Solons: Congress not bound to heed Charter review panelcannot be tempted to propose amendments tailored to their own personal interest
Inquirier.net / Posted 28 days ago
cannot be tempted to propose amendments tailored to their own personal interests,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. Describing the committee, to be headed by retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno, as a “league of extraordinary... Read more
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The Manila Times
Congress won’t work with Duterte commissionIt is best that we await the Senate committee and Senate itself, to decide on t
The Manila Times / Posted 28 days ago
It is best that we await the Senate committee and Senate itself, to decide on these issues.” Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said the President was right in forming the committee whose members could not be tempted to propose amendments... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘Congress has final say on Charter change’useful to us,” adding that Duterte informed them of his plan to assemble the pa
Pilipino Star / Posted 28 days ago
useful to us,” adding that Duterte informed them of his plan to assemble the panel last year. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto cited the committee’s being composed of eminent individuals like Puno, former senate president Aquilino Pimentel... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Recto: Puno should 'crowdsource' wisdom of Filipinos in studying Cha-chato the diverse opinions of different individuals on how to improve the country'
Pilipino Star / Posted 28 days ago
to the diverse opinions of different individuals on how to improve the country's basic law, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Friday. Recto said that the body, headed by former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, should "crowdsource" the... Read more
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Recto to Charter review panel: ‘Crowdsource’ public opinionSenator Ralph Recto INQUIRER FILE PHOTO While they are competent to speak on C
Inquirier.net / Posted 28 days ago
Senator Ralph Recto INQUIRER FILE PHOTO While they are competent to speak on Charter change (Cha-cha), the Charter review committee was asked by a senator to “crowdsource” the opinions of the masses when proposing amendment in the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Spanish terror suspect nabbed in BasilanIslamist militants reportedly looted the city worth tens of millions of dollars
Pilipino Star / Posted 30 days ago
Islamist militants reportedly looted the city worth tens of millions of dollars during the five-month siege. Sen. Ralph Recto urged the government to track down and recover the loot. He said authorities must exert all efforts in seeing to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
LTO urged to deliver car plates ASAPby the injunction, “even if they are fully released will hardly make a dent on
Pilipino Star / Posted 30 days ago
by the injunction, “even if they are fully released will hardly make a dent on the demand.” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto welcomed the lifting of the TRO on the distribution of license plates but their eventual distribution “might be a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Stop IS recruiters from taking advantage of P2-B loot, gov’t toldSenate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has urged the government to exert all
Inquirier.net / Posted 30 days ago
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has urged the government to exert all efforts to stop Islamic State (IS) recruiters from taking advantage of the P2 billion it has looted during the siege of Marawi City. “Government must exert all efforts in... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Senators: Budget reform, laws can replace federalismand drastically shifting the country to a federal system, senators said yesterd
Pilipino Star / Posted 1 months ago
and drastically shifting the country to a federal system, senators said yesterday. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto and Sen. Panfilo Lacson disputed the arguments of House of Representatives leaders and federalism advocates who... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Dominguez: Rappler case not about press freedomthat must be resolved and not mixed with the issue of freedom of the press,” La
Pilipino Star / Posted 1 months ago
that must be resolved and not mixed with the issue of freedom of the press,” Lacson said. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto had earlier said “a noisy press is the soundtrack of democracy.” He said that for democracy to thrive, a free... Read more
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Recto proposes ‘simple’ bill instead of Cha-ChaSen. Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE Without tinkering wi
Inquirier.net / Posted 1 months ago
Sen. Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE Without tinkering with the 1987 Constitution, local governments could get a bigger share of tax collections through a simple bill passed by Congress, according to Senate President Pro Tempore... Read more
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The Manila Times
Bangsamoro bill unconstitutionalthe country apart, and it will be very hard to walk back from that,” Atienza sa
The Manila Times / Posted 1 months ago
the country apart, and it will be very hard to walk back from that,” Atienza said. On Friday, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto pressed Finance and Budget officials to compute the “price tag” of the BBL, saying that only a “clear fiscal... Read more
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Cha-cha hits snag; SC ruling neededof the Senate who will go astray and betray the institution where he belongs,”
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of the Senate who will go astray and betray the institution where he belongs,” Lacson said. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto frowned on the House bid to exercise the three-fourths vote on proposed amendments to the Constitution without... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Press freedomdemocracy, the only means by which we can keep our officials as transparently h
Pilipino Star / Posted 1 months ago
democracy, the only means by which we can keep our officials as transparently honest and efficient as possible. As Sen. Ralph Recto puts it, “better to have a pesky, cantankerous, annoying press than one that is silenced. A noisy press is the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Showdown looms over Charter changeand assent of the Senate, what more with changing the fundamental law of the la
The Manila Times / Posted 1 months ago
and assent of the Senate, what more with changing the fundamental law of the land,” Escudero said in text message. Sen. Ralph Recto said the three-fourths voting formula that the House of Representatives wanted to exercise alone in amending the... Read more
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Gulf News
Establishment of presidential desk to address airport pilferage urgedbaggage in airports should prompt the establishment of a Palace detachment in m
Gulf News / Posted 1 months ago
baggage in airports should prompt the establishment of a Palace detachment in major airports,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Thursday.Theft is a perennial grievance at the country’s airports. Although there had already been... Read more

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