Ralph Recto

Filipino politician

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.

Ralph Recto
Member of the
Philippine House of Representatives
from Batangas' 6th district
Assumed office
June 30, 2022
Preceded byVilma Santos
Senate Minority Leader
In office
July 25, 2016 – February 27, 2017
Preceded byJuan Ponce Enrile
Succeeded byFranklin Drilon
President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
February 27, 2017 – June 2, 2022
Preceded byFranklin Drilon
Succeeded byJuan Miguel Zubiri (acting)
In office
July 22, 2013 – June 30, 2016
Preceded byJinggoy Estrada
Succeeded byFranklin Drilon
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2022
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2007
12th Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority
Concurrently Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning
In office
July 23, 2008 – August 16, 2009
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 Gozos
Constituency4th district
First Gentlemen of Batangas
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2016
GovernorVilma Santos
Preceded byEdna Sanchez
Succeeded byRegina Reyes Mandanas
Personal details
Ralph Gonzalez Recto

(1964-01-11) 11 January 1964 (age 60)
Quezon City, Philippines
Political partyNacionalista (2004–2007, 2018–present)[1][2]
Other political
LDP (1992–2001)
Lakas (2001–2004, 2007–2009)[1]
Liberal (2009–2018)[1]
Vilma Santos (m. 1992)
ChildrenRyan Christian Recto
ResidenceMuntinlupa, 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.)
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[3] Recto won a seat in the Senate. He run for reelection in the 2016 Senate elections, clinching the 11th place, under the Liberal party.

He ran for the House of Representatives again in 2022, this time getting elected.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bueza, Michael (May 11, 2019). "Midterm exodus: When political butterflies switch party alliances". Rappler. Archived from the original on July 22, 2020. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  2. Cepeda, Mara (September 21, 2018). "Rectos leave Liberal Party, join Nacionalista Party". Rappler. Archived from the original on July 22, 2020. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  3. Larano, Cris. "UPDATE:Philippines Econ Chief Quits To Prepare For Elections". Nasdaq. Retrieved August 11, 2009.