Senator Ralph G. Recto


Senate Office: Rm. 509 & 19 (New Wing 5/F) GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
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Biography | Resume

Senate Minority Leader, 17th Congress of the Philippines (July 25, 2016 – Present)
• Ex-Officio Member of All Standing Committees

Senate President Pro Tempore, 16th Congress of the Philippines (2013 – 2016)
• Chairman, Committee on Science and Technology
• Vice-Chairman, Committee on Finance
• Ex-Officio Member of All Standing Committees
• Member, Commission on Appointments
• Member, Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures

Senator, 15th Congress of the Philippines (2010 – 2013)
• Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means
• Chairman, Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises
• Co-Chairman, Joint Oversight Committee on the Proper Implementation of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC)
• Co-Chairman, Joint Oversight Committee on the Official Development Assistance (ODA)
• Vice-Chairman, Committee on Finance
• Vice-Chairman, Committee on Public Services
• Member, Commission on Appointments
• Member, Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures
• Member, Commission on Appointments
• Member, Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon Committee)
• Member, Committee on Agrarian Reform
• Member, Committee on Agriculture and Food
• Member, Committee on Energy
• Member, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
• Member, Committee on Foreign Relations
• Member, Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development
• Member, Committee on Local Government
• Member, Committee on National Defense and Security
• Member, Committee on Public Works
• Member, Committee on Rules
• Member, Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development
• Member, Congressional Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization
• Member, Congressional Oversight Committee on Clean Air Act
• Member, Congressional Oversight Committee on Clean Water Act
• Member, Congressional Oversight Committee on Intelligence Funds
• Member, Congressional Oversight Committee on Quality Affordable Medicines
• Member, Congressional Oversight Committee on Special Purpose Vehicle Act
• Member, Congressional Oversight Committee on Public Expenditures

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Director General, National Economic Development Authority (July 28, 2008 – August 15, 2009)

Independent Director, Union Bank (Sept. 28, 2007 – July 27, 2008)

Senator, 13th Congress of the Philippines (2004 – 2007)
• Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means
• Chairman, Committee on Agrarian Reform
• Chairman, Subcommittee on Basic and Higher Education and Culture
• Co-Chairman: Congressional Oversight Committee on the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program
• Member, Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon Committee)
• Member, Committee on Accounts
• Member, Committee on Agriculture and Food
• Member, Committee on Civil Service and Government Reorganization
• Member, Committee on Constitutional Amendments, Revision of Codes and Laws
• Member, Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
• Member, Committee on Energy
• Member, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
• Member, Committee on Finance
• Member, Committee on Foreign Relations
• Member, Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises
• Member, Committee on Health and Demography
• Member, Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development
• Member, Committee on Local Government
• Member, Committee on National Defense and Security
• Member, Committee on Peace, Unification and Reconciliation
• Member, Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs
• Member, Committee on Public Services
• Member, Committee on Public Works
• Member, Committee on Rules
• Member, Committee on Trade and Commerce
• Member, Congressional Oversight Committee on Labor and Employment
• Member, Joint Congressional Power Commission

Senator, 12th Congress of the Philippines (2001 – 2004)
• Deputy Majority Leader
• Member, Commission on Appointments
• Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means
• Chairman, Committee on Accounts
• Co-Chairman, Congressional Oversight Committee on the Proper Implementation of the National Internal Revenue Code
• Co-Chairman, Congressional Oversight Committee on Official Development Assistance (ODA)
• Co-Chairman, Congressional Oversight Committee on the Special Purpose Vehicle Act
• Vice-Chairman, Committee on Finance
• Vice-Chairman, Committee on Social Justice, Welfare & Rural Development
• Member, Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon Committee)
• Member, Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions, & Currencies
• Member, Committee on Economic Affairs
• Member, Committee on Education, Arts and Culture
• Member, Committee on Energy
• Member, Committee on Games, Amusement & Sports
• Member, Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises
• Member, Committee on Health and Demography
• Member, Committee on Local Government
• Member, Committee on National Defense and Security
• Member, Committee on Public Services
• Member, Committee on Public Works
• Member, Committee on Science and Technology
• Member, Committee on Trade and Commerce
• Member, Joint Congressional Power Commission
• Member, Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003

Representative, 4th District of Batangas, 11th Congress of the Philippines (1998 – 2001)
• Chairman, Committee on Economic Affairs

Representative, 4th District of Batangas, 10th Congress of the Philippines (1995 – 1998)
• Chairman, Special Committee on Poverty Alleviation
• Chairman, Subcommittee on Information Technology
• Chairman, Subcommittee on Economic Integration and Opportunities

Representative, 4th District of Batangas, 9th Congress of the Philippines (1992 – 1995)
• Chairman: Subcommittee on Countryside Development

MAJOR LAWS AUTHORED/SPONSORED
• Centenarians Act of 2016 (RA 10868)
• Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) (RA 10863)
• Extending the Period of Implementation of the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) (RA 10848)
• Department of Information and Communications Technology Act of 2015 (RA 10844)
• Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Act (RA 10801)
• Additional Benefits for Persons with Disability (PWD) (RA 10754)
• Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (TIMTA) (RA 10708)
• National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act (RA 10699)
• PAGASA Modernization Act (RA 10692)
• Increasing the Tax Exempt Ceiling on 13th Month Pay and Other Benefits (RA10653)
• Philhealth Coverage for All Senior Citizens (RA 10645)
• Philippine National Railways Charter Extension (RA 10638)
• Enhancing the Philippine Basic Education System (“K to 12 Program”) (RA 10533)
• Strengthening the National Electrification Administration (RA 10531)
• International Common Carriers Tax Exemption (RA 10378)
• Kindergarten Education Act (RA 10157)
• General Tax Amnesty (RA 9480)
• Amendments to BCDA (RA 9400)
• BCDA’s One-Time Tax Amnesty (RA 9399)
• Lifting of the 70% Cap on Input VAT (RA 9361)
• Extension of RA 9182 (Special Purpose Vehicle Act of 2002) (RA 9343)
• Amendments to the Rent Reform Act (RA 9341)
• Amendments to the National Internal Revenue Code (RA 9337) – (Reformed VAT & Increase in Corporate Income Tax)
• Lateral Attrition Act of 2005 (RA 9335)
• Increasing the Excise Tax Rates on Alcohol and Tobacco Products (RA 9334)
• Philippine Overseas Shipping Act (RA 9301)
• Domestic Shipping Act (RA 9295)
• Restoring the Tax Exemption of Offshore Banking Units (OBUs) and Foreign Currency Deposit Units (FCDUs) (RA 9294)
• Expanding the Jurisdiction of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) (RA 9282)
• Rationalizing the Provisions of Documentary Stamp Tax (RA 9243)
• Excluding Several Services from VAT Coverage (RA 9238)
• Rationalization of Excise Tax on Automobiles (RA 9224)
• Special Purpose Vehicle Act of 2002 (RA 9182)
• Barangay Micro Business Enterprises Act of 2002 (RA 9178)
• Film Development and Incentives Board (RA 9167)
• Rent Reform Act of 2001 (RA 9161)
• Retail Trade Liberalization Law (RA 8762)
• Regional Headquarters Law (RA 8756)
• Amendments to the Special Economic Zone Law (RA 8748)
• Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act (RA 8425)

MAJOR LAWS CO-AUTHORED
Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) (RA 10687) n High School System Act (RA 10665)
• Open Learning and Distance Education Act of 2014 (RA 10650)
• Ladderized Education Act of 2014 (RA 10647)
• Amendments to the National Health Insurance Act (RA 10606)
• Revised AFP Modernization Program (RA 10349)
• GOCC Governance Act of 2011 (RA 10149)
• Magna Carta for Disabled Persons (RA 9442)
• Prohibiting the Detention of Live or Dead Patients in Hospitals on Grounds of Nonpayment of Hospital Bills (RA 9439)
• Strengthening the Regulatory Functions of the POEA (RA 9422)
• An Act to Strengthen the Office of the Solicitor General (RA 9417)
• Biofuels Act of 2006 (RA 9367)

• Comprehensive Tax Reform Law (RA 8424)
• Special Economic Zone Law (RA 7916)
• Special Economic Zone Law (RA 7916)

EDUCATION
• Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa
     • Lipa City Public College (2010)
• Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa
     • Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (2009)
• Doctor of Science, honoris causa
     • Batangas State University (2002)
• Course on Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage
     • John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1997)
• Certificate in Business Economics
     • University of Asia and the Pacific, Ortigas, Pasig City (1993)

• Completed 36 academic units towards the degree of Masters in Public Administration
     • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (1991)
• Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Business Management
     • De La Salle University, Manila (1989)
• Secondary Education
     • De La Salle, Greenhills, San Juan (1982)
• Elementary Education
     • De La Salle, Greenhills, San Juan (1978)
     • Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City (1975)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA, SEMINARS & SUMMITS
• Philippine Senate Representative, World Trade Organization-Temasek Foundation and the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN) Parliamentarian Workshop on International Trade 2011 - Singapore, May 4-6, 2011
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - New York, U.S.A., September 19-26, 2010
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, Parliamentary Panel Within the Framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2010 - Geneva, Switzerland, September 13-18, 2010
• Head, Philippine Delegation to the 17th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development - New York, U.S.A., May 13-15, 2009
• Alternate Governor, Philippine Delegation to the Joint International Monetary Fund-World Bank Annual Meeting - Washington D.C., U.S.A., October 9-13, 2008
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, United Nations General Assembly and Millennium Development Goals High-Level Meeting - New York, U.S.A., September 20-26, 2008
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference - Hong Kong, China, Dec. 13-18, 2005
• Official Delegate, 3rd International Conference of Asian Political Parties - Beijing, People’s Republic of China, September 2-5, 2004
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, World Trade Organization Conference - Cancun, Mexico, September 9-13, 2003
• Delegate, Study Tour for Philippine Government Officials on Fiscal Discipline in the Budget and Appropriations Process - Washington D.C., USA, May 12 – 16, 2003
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, World Economic Forum - New York City, USA, February 1-3, 2002
• Guest Speaker, 4th Bi-National Conference US Federation of Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. - Garden Grove, California, USA, May 1999
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, Joint World Bank (WB) -International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meeting - Washington, D.C., USA, October 1998
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, 2nd General Assembly of the World Scout Parliamentary Union - Manila Hotel, Philippines, August 1997
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium - Miyazaki, Japan, March 1997
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit - Manila, Philippines, November 1996
• Participant, The Role of Congress within the U.S. Political System, United States International Visitors Program of the U.S. Information Agency - Washington D.C., USA, May 1993
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Union - Manila, Philippines, March 1993
• Official Delegate of the Philippines, Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Union - Taiwan, September 1992

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Date of Birth: January 11, 1964
Place of Birth: Quezon City, Philippines
Father: Atty. Rafael Reyes Recto (deceased)
Mother: Carmen Gonzalez Recto (deceased)
Wife: Representative Vilma Santos-Recto (6th District of Batangas)
Child: Ryan Christian Recto

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