Senate minority ready to back Duterte: Recto

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 26 2016 10:15 AM

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President Rodrigo Duterte has the full support of the Senate minority in pushing programs and laws beneficial to the people, bloc leader Ralph Recto said Tuesday.

Speaking to radio dzMM, Recto said: "Ang role ng minority ay hindi lang para magpuna. Ang role ng minority ay tumulong dahil kung maging successful ang ating Pangulo, lahat ng Pilipino successful 'di ba."

Recto added that he supports most of Duterte's planned programs which were mentioned Monday in his State of the Nation Address (SONA).

"Ramdam naman natin iyung katapatan, sinseridad ng ating Pangulo. Walang problema doon. Marami naman sa kanyang nabanggit kahapon ang sinusportahan natin," he said.

Recto said he backs Duterte's call for cutting red tape in government transactions, providing free public Wi-Fi, extending the validity of passports and driver's licenses, creating a universal health program and boosting small and medium enterprises.

Aside from Recto, the two other members of the minority bloc are Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Francis "Chiz" Escudero.

DZMM TeleRadyo, 26 July 2016

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