Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says he will vote for the grant of the Senate Medal of Excellence to Nobel laureate Maria Ressa, says her historic win satisfies all the conditions in the Senate resolution governing the conferment of the Senate honor. | via @maracepeda
@maracepeda Recto: But most important, it is the right thing to do. We cannot ignore an accolade which has been met with universal praise. Never has a Nobel winner been snubbed in his or her own homeland. | via @maracepeda
@maracepeda Recto says he expects some of his colleagues to have reservations against giving Ressa the Senate’s highest honor, “but I think come voting time, every one of us will demonstrate political sportsmanship.” | via @maracepeda
@maracepeda Recto: Being examined by a critical press is in the job description of a public official. | via @maracepeda
@maracepeda Recto: May kasabihan na 'a politician who complains against the press is like a ship captain who complains about the sea'. You can be pilloried and praised in equal doses. But the worst fate is to be ignored. | via @maracepeda
@maracepeda Recto: As a Filipino, I am proud that a compatriot has deservingly won the Nobel for work that is essential for democracy to flourish. | via @maracepeda

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