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Drilon calls for special audit of PhilHealth funds

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has called on the Commission on Audit (COA) to conduct a special audit of funds of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), following allegations of anomalies in the government agency, Drilon made the call in an interview on radio DWIZ on Saturday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

Minority senators stripped of committee chairmanships — Drilon

Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon lamented how minority senators failed to retain committee chairmanships......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

Drilon trumpets minority bloc s achievements in 17th Congress

MANILA, Philippines – As the 17th Congress ended, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon touted the accomplishments of the  6-member opposition bloc from 2016 to 2019. Aside from Drilon the other members of the minority bloc in the Senate are Senators Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Leila de Lima, Risa Hontiveros, Francis ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Drilon Wants 100% Proceeds on New Sin Tax Bill Used for Universal Health Care Law

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on Thursday insisted that revenues that will be raised under the proposed sin tax measure, which would impose higher taxes on tobacco products anew, should be exclusively and solely used to fund the universal healthcare (UHC) program and other health-related projects. “I would propose that the increases in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 31st, 2019

Korean’s death may spur death penalty – Recto

The kidnapping, murder, and cremation of Korean businessman Jee Ick-Joo might just be the trigger needed by lawmakers to reimpose the death penalty on “super heinous crimes,” Senate Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Oplan Tokhang dapat tutukan ni Bato (Para ‘di maabuso) — Recto

NANAWAGAN si Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto kay Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Dir. Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa na tutukan nang husto ang isinasagawang Oplan Tokhang upang hindi magamit ng scalawags, maabuso at mauwi sa oplan kidnap, lagay o ransom. Sinabi ni Recto, dapat panagutin ni Dela Rosa ang mga pulis na mapapatunayang nang-aabuso sa ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Recto: No basis for martial law amid perceived safety

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority leader Ralph Recto regarded President Rodrigo Duterte's recent statement on martial law as "outlandish threats" that ha.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

DICT urged to speed up cybercrime unit

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto yesterday prodded the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to speed up for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Senate Minority seeks budget cuts in non-essential overhead

Senate Minority seeks budget cuts in non-essential overhead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 24th, 2016

Recto pushes cut in non-essential government expenditures

MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto intends to cut the budget for certain utilities and non-essential expenditures of the national gover.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2016

Avoiding underspending, assuring transparency

SENATE Minority Leader Ralph Recto has called for itemization of billions of pesos in lump-sum appropriations in the proposed National Budget for 2017. Itemization, he said, will avert the underspending that held back the operations of government in the l.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

Government told: Go slow on planned BNPP rehab

MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto yesterday called on the government to go slow in its plan to rehabilitate the Bataan Nuclear Power P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2016

Malnutrisyon sa bansa malala na – Recto

LUMALALA ang problema sa malnutrisyon sa kabataang Pinoy. Isusulong ni Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto ang panukalang isang komprehesibong programa sa health and nutrition na magbibigay ng proteksyon at suporta sa mga nanay at mga anak mula sa pagbubun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Palace asked to monitor compliance to speedy public service

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto asked Malacañang yesterday to make sure government agencies keep their promise of providing speedy p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

Probe of rice import limits pushed

A Senate probe to look into possible effects of a plan to lift quantitative import restrictions on rice to consumers as well as 1.23 million rice farmers in the country has been pushed by Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto. Recto filed Senate Resolution 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2016

Buy Philippine-made equipment for AFP, Duterte urged

MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto called on President Duterte to go Pinoy as much as possible when he starts procuring equipment for t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2016

Government to cut deployment of doctors, nurses to rural areas

MANILA, Philippines - The government will reduce the deployment of government doctors and nurses in rural areas next year, Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2016

‘Thousands of public schools waterless, without power’

MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto has asked the government to deal with lack of water, sanitation and electricity in thousands of publ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Pasig River ferry service bubuhayin

Inayunan ni Senate Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto ang panukala ng Department of Transportation (DoTr) na buhayin ang 15-kilometer Pasig River Ferry Program na mas mababa ang halagang magagastos kaysa sa pagtatayo ng trains at elevated expressways para mas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 6th, 2016

Don’t skip ASEAN Summit, Recto tells President

Senate Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto supported President Duterte’s decision to cancel his trip to Brunei after the tragic bombing incident in Davao City Friday night but urged him to attend the ASEAN Leaders’ Summit in Laos.  “Canc.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 3rd, 2016