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Ralph Recto

EFFECTIVE

EMPOWERING

Educationi
Capacity-Building
B.Sc. Commerce, De La Salle Programs
Scholarship program
University (1989)
Certificate in Business
benefited 2635
Economics, University of
students (2011Asia and the Pacific (1994)
present)vii
Work Experience
Pro-Poor Programsviii
Senator (2001-2007, 2010 Used Congressional
2013)
funds to benefit
Socioeconomic Planning
indigent patients in
Secretary and Director
government
General, NEDA (2008-2009)
hospitals and fund
Congressman (1992-2001)
roads, bridges,
ii
schools, and health
Government Committees Chaired
centers. ix
Senate President Pro Spent most of his
Tempore (present)iii
PDAF as
Committee on Science and
representative of
Technologyiv
Batangas on
Committee on Ways and
infrastructure in his
Means
province
Committee on Government
Legislative agenda is
Corporations and Public
H.E.A.R.T.S (health,
Enterprises
education,
Joint Oversight Committee
agriculture, roads,
on the Proper
tourism, security)
Implementation of the
National Internal Revenue
Code
Committee on Agrarian
Reform
Subcommittee on Basic and
Higher Education and
Culture
Congressional Oversight
Committee on the
Comprehensive Tax Reform
Program
Joint Oversight Committee
on the Official Development

ETHICAL
Allegations
Information on his
academic credentials
posted on his
website was found to
be incorrect, as he
did not obtain the
masters degrees
listed. He admitted
this errorx and has
since updated the
education portion of
his website resume.
Sin tax reformers
accused him of
violating government
rules and standards
for government
officials when he held
a closed-door session
with tobacco
companiesxi

Assistance (ODA)
Committee on Accounts

Congressional Oversight
Committee on the Special
Purpose Vehicle Act
Committee on Economic
Affairs
Special Committee on
Poverty Alleviation
Subcommittee on
Information Technology
Subcommittee on Economic
Integration and
Opportunities
Subcommittee on
Countryside Development
Laws Principally Authoredv
In the 13th, 15th and 16th
Congresses, principal author
on 288 bills, of which 44
became law or were
consolidated/substituted for
bills that became law. These
laws include:
The Enhanced Basic
Education Act of 2012
Principle of Reciprocity as
Basis for the Grant of
Income Tax Exemption
The Expanded Senior
Citizens Act
Philippine National Railways
charter extension
Bases Conversion and
Development Act
One Time Tax Amnesty Act
Rental Reform Act of 2005
Programs Enacted
At NEDA, instituted the use
of value engineering to cut
costs, minimize delays and
strengthen the ICC process.
Also introduced an

employment odometer for


all government projects to
estimate the number of jobs
that can be created.vi
Major Awards
Publications

i Danguilan Vitug, Marites and Michael Bueza. Exclusive: No Masters Degrees for Ralph
Recto. Rappler, August 21, 2015.
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/investigative/103184-no-masters-degrees-ralph-recto
ii Resume of Senator Ralph G. Recto. Senate of the Philippnes 16 th Congress. Accessed
January 26, 2016. https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/recto_resume.asp
iii List of Committees. Senate of the Philippines 16th Congress. Accessed January 25, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/committee/list.asp

iv Ibid
v "Bills - Senate of the Philippines." Senate of the Philippines 16th Congress. Accessed
January 25, 2016. http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/leg_sys.aspx?congress=16.No information found on
bills authored prior to 2004.

vi Profile of Ralph Gonzalez Recto. Sen. Ralph G. Recto Official Website. Accessed
January 26, 2016. http://ralphrecto.ph/profile/
vii Ibid
viii Ibid
ix Ibid
x Recto may be liable for breaching ethics code for govt officials- AER. Interaksyon.
Retrieved 8 January 2016, from http://www.interaksyon.com/article/45508/recto-may-beliable-for-breaching-ethics-code-for-govt-officials---aer
xiDanguilan Vitug, Marites and Michael Bueza. Exclusive: No Masters Degrees for Ralph
Recto. Rappler, August 21, 2015.
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/investigative/103184-no-masters-degrees-ralph-recto