Posts Tagged Ralph Recto

Senators question funding plan for COVID-19 vaccines

Marje Pelayo   •   December 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon have expressed concerns over the funding for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program amounting to...

Senator urges hazard pay for private janitors, guards, maintenance workers in hospitals

Robie de Guzman   •   August 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday called on the government to give hazard pay to private janitors, security guards, and maintenance personnel in public hospitals...

Recto asks gov’t to ease transport restrictions, provide more options for workers

Robie de Guzman   •   June 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has urged the government to relax its restrictions on public transportation to serve commuters during the community quarantine. “You want to...

Recto confident Duterte will support motorcycle taxi bill

Robie de Guzman   •   February 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto has expressed confidence that President Rodrigo Duterte will sign into law the proposed Motorcycle Taxi Bill, which seeks to lift the 56-year...

Bill seeking to impose clear tax rates for POGOs pushed in Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday said he has filed a bill seeking to impose a 30 percent income tax and five percent franchise tax on...

Recto fears lack of fund may derail nat’l ID system 2020 implementation

Robie de Guzman   •   November 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday expressed fears that the implementation of the national identification system next year might be derailed due to lack of funds....

Recto wants gov’t workers’ performance-based bonus tax-free

Robie de Guzman   •   November 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President pro-tempore Ralph Recto said he has filed a bill seeking to exempt from income tax the performance-based bonus (PBB) being given to government personnel. Under...

Recto urges use of calamity fund ahead of ‘graver’ dengue epidemic

Robie de Guzman   •   July 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Wednesday (July 24) urged the Department of Health (DOH) to tap its P500 million Quick Response Fund in the National...

Recto pushes for live-streaming of Boracay and Marawi rehab

admin   •   April 17, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto called on the government to live stream the Boracay environmental clean-up drive and the Marawi rehabilitation efforts. He said the proposal is...

SALN of senators made public; Villar, Pacquiao top list as billionaires

UNTV News   •   May 19, 2017

MANILA — The public can now take hold of the 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) of senators. Senator Cynthia Villar tops the list with the highest...

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