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Revision as of 03:16, 30 April 2010

Ralph Recto
Raplh recto.gif
NEDA Director-General
July 23, 2008–August 16, 2009
Senator of the Philippines
June 30, 2001–June 30, 2007
Representative, 4th District of Batangas
1992–2001
Political Party: Lakas-CMD (2001-2003; 2007 to date)
Nacionalista Party (2003-2007)
Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (1992-2001)
Born: January 11, 1964
Quezon City
Spouse: Vilma Santos
Website: http://ralphrecto.ph/default.aspx
Political TV Ad

Ralph "KoRecto" Gonzalez Recto (born January 11, 1964) is a politician in the Philippines. He is a former Senator to the 12th and 13th Congress of the Philippines (2001-2007) as well as a Representative of the 4th District of the province of Batangas to the 9th, 10th, and 11th Congress (1992-2001).

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Early life

Ralph comes from the Recto political family hailing from Batangas. His grandfather, the late nationalist and statesman, Claro M. Recto, was a Congressman and Senator of the Republic for several terms. His father, Atty. Rafael Recto was an Assemblyman during the Regular Batasang Pambansa and his elder brother Ricky Recto, is a former vice governor of Batangas.

Educational career

Ralph toured the most prestigious universities in the country for his education. He finished his elementary education from Ateneo de Manila University in 1978 and his secondary schoolyears from the De La Salle College in 1982. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the De La Salle University in Manila and achieved masteral degrees from University of the Philippines, Diliman (Public Administration) and University of Asia and the Pacific (Strategic Business Economics). He also took up a Leadership Scholarship Course at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Political career

He was the youngest elected member of the House of Representatives during the 9th Congress as well as the youngest Senator of the 12th Congress at the age of 37. He also holds an unprecedented record in the congressional election history of Batangas for winning in all precincts, barangays, and municipalities together with Lipa City in the 1995 and 1998 elections. Moreover, he garnered 98% of the votes cast in those two elections in the 4th District of Batangas.

During his three terms (from 1992 to 2001) as Member of the House of Representatives, most of his legislative measures, which were enacted into law deal with economic reforms and poverty alleviation. His legislative measures especially those related to taxation have a grave impact on inflation rates. Among which are the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act; the Philippine Economic Zone Law; Amendment to the Special Economic Zone Law; the Retail Trade Liberalization Law; Regional Headquarters Law and the Comprehensive Tax Reform Law. However, he is most famous for authoring the Extended Value Added Tax Law, making him known as "The Father of EVAT" to many Filipinos.

In the previous Senate, he chaired the Committees on Ways and Means and on Trade and Industry.

He ran again for the Philippine Senate in the 2007 Elections but did not make it to the "magic twelve".

Republic Acts Authored by Sen. Ralph Recto

  • RA 7196 - Special Economic Zone Law
  • RA 8424 - Comprehensive Tax Reform Law
  • RA 8425 - Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act
  • RA 8478 - Amendments to the Special Economic Zone Law
  • RA 8756 - Regional Headquarters Law
  • RA 8762 - Retail Trade Liberalization Law
  • RA 9337 - EVAT Law
  • RA 9333 - Lateral Attrition Law
  • RA 9334 - Sin Tax Law
  • RA 9301 - Philippine Overseas Shipping Law
  • RA 9294 - FCDU
  • RA 9295 - Domestic Shipping Development Act
  • RA 9282 - Court of Tax Appeals Law
  • RA 9243 - DST Law
  • RA 9238 - Excise Tax Law
  • RA 9182 - Special Purpose Vehicle Law
  • RA 9178 - Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Law
  • RA 9167 - Film Development Council
  • RA 9161 - Rent Control Law

Personal life

He is married to Governor Vilma Santos-Recto, father to Ryan Christian and stepfather to Luis Philippe Manzano. He is also brother to Plinky Recto, an actress, ballet dancer, and pofessor.

He currently resides in Greenmeadows, Quezon City and also in Inosluban, Lipa City.

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