Ralph Recto

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Ralph Recto
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President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines
Assumed office
February 27, 2017
Preceded byFranklin Drilon
In office
July 22, 2013 – June 30, 2016
Preceded byJinggoy Estrada
Succeeded byFranklin Drilon
Senate Minority Leader
In office
July 25, 2016 – February 27, 2017
Preceded byJuan Ponce Enrile
Succeeded byFranklin Drilon
Senator of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2007
12th Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority
Concurrently Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning
In office
July 23, 2008 – August 16, 2009[1]
PresidentGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byRomulo Neri
Augusto Santos (acting)
Succeeded byCayetano Paderanga Jr.
Augusto Santos (acting)
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Batangas' 4th district
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
Preceded byJose E. Calingasan
Succeeded byOscar L. Gozos
Personal details
Ralph Gonzales Recto

(1964-01-11) January 11, 1964 (age 57)
Quezon City, Philippines
Political partyNacionalista Party
Other political
Liberal (2009–2018)
Lakas (2007–2009)
Vilma Santos (m. 1992)
ChildrenRyan Recto
ResidenceMuntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Lipa City, Batangas
Alma materDe La Salle–College of Saint Benilde (BS)
De La Salle University (BS)
University of the Philippines Diliman (MPA, no degree)
University of Asia and the Pacific (Grad cert.)

Ralph Gonzales Recto (born January 11, 1964) is a Filipino politician. He was a member of the House of Representatives representing the 4th District of Batangas from 1992 to 2001. He was then elected to the Senate, from 2001 to 2007.

In July 2008 he was appointed to head the National Economic and Development Authority, but resigned from his position in August 2009 for another run for the Senate in the 2010 election.[1] Recto won a seat in the Senate. He run for reelection in the 2016 Senate elections, clinching the 11th place, under the Liberal party.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Larano, Cris. "UPDATE:Philippines Econ Chief Quits To Prepare For Elections". Nasdaq. Retrieved August 11, 2009.