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February 13, 2018 10:24 AM Recto wants Senate inquiry into proposed hike in SSS contribution rate

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) members. Senate Resolution No. 621 recommends that the proposed increase “be held in abeyance” until a comprehensive review of Republic Act No. 1161 or the Social Security Law is conducted 7

February 12, 2018 5:09 AM Recto: 2.5 M tons of rice lost to poor postharvest, enough to feed 14 M Pinoys

About 17 percent of palay harvest is lost to absent or poor post-harvest facilities and practices yearly, resulting in a wastage of about two and a half million metric tons of rice--enough to meet the annual rice needs of Metro Manila, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said. The theory is that if we are able to save even one-third of palay post-harvest 5

February 10, 2018 11:19 PM Left gives Duterte rare praise on irrigation

DAVAO CITY—President Duterte got rare praise from one of his staunchest critics, Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao, for signing the free irrigation law, an original proposal of the leftist Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives. “This is a major step in our campaign to better farmers’ lives,” Casilao said of the new law. Sen. Ralph Recto, in a statement 5

December 7, 2017 9:34 AM TRAIN bicam hikes tax exemption on 13th month pay

MANILA, Philippines — The tax exemption cap of 13th month pay and other bonuses will be raised to P90,000 effective next year, as agreed upon by members of the bicameral conference committee on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill. The new tax-exempt ceiling was a compromise between the P82,000 tax-free cap retention of the Senate 9

November 22, 2017 7:12 AM Senators support proposal to tax exempt P250K workers’ annual income

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto’s proposal to exempt individuals earning P250,000 and below a year from tax effective January 1, 2018 got a nod from his colleagues on Wednesday. At the continuation of plenary deliberations in the Senate on the proposed tax reform measure, Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate committee on ways and means 12

October 18, 2017 6:49 AM After China, PDP-Laban signs deal with Putin's United Russia party

'This is a historic moment, as it brings Russia and the Philippines closer together through relations between their ruling parties, and not just their governments,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s PDP-Laban has signed an agreement with the United Russia party backed by Russian 9

October 9, 2017 4:49 AM Washington Sycip extolled as ‘champion’ of education, ‘keeper of national ledger’

Members of the academe have nothing but more acclaims for business luminary and philanthropist Washington SyCip, describing him as the “champion” of education in the country. Premiere business school Asian Institute of Management (AIM) said they mourn the demise of SyCip, who passed away on Saturday night on his way to New York City. Sycip was one of the founders 5

September 27, 2017 11:10 PM 7 senators angry at ‘prostitution’ of Senate resolution

Seven senators on Wednesday protested what one of them described as the “prostitution” of a Senate resolution that they did not sign and that urged the government to stop the spate of drug killings in the country, especially of children. Except for Sen. Gregorio Honasan II who did not take the floor, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Senate Majority 8

September 27, 2017 11:06 AM After drawing flak, 7 senators also file resolution on EJKs

MANILA, Philippines — The seven senators, who received public outrage for not signing the resolution urging the government to stop “senseless” killings, filed their own resolution on Wednesday. Sens. Koko Pimentel, Manny Pacquiao, Richard Gordon, Tito Sotto, Cynthia Villar, Miguel Zubiri and Gregorio Honasan filed Senate Resolution 518 “condemning in the strongest 8

September 23, 2017 11:10 PM Recto: Let’s save on rent, study ‘rent-to-own’ scheme

The government’s budget for rent and lease payments has surged by 33.8 percent from P13 billion this year to P17.4 billion next year, prompting Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto to urge Malacañang to study “rent-to-own” options. “There should be a plan in which chosen government offices can graduate from being renters to owners,” said Recto in a statement 6