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House adopts resolution expressing condolences to family of former Batangas Vice Gov. Ricky Recto

December 14, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 251 views

The House of Representatives on Wednesday night adopted a resolution expressing the chamber’s profound condolences to the family of Richard “Ricky” G. Recto, former vice governor of the Province of Batangas.

The former Batangas vice governor passed away last December 6, 2022 at the age of 59.

Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez, Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” Dalipe, Minority Leader Marcelino C. Libanan, Senior Deputy Majority Leader Ferdinand Alexander A. Marcos, and Tingog Party-list Reps. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez and Jude A. Acidre, introduced the resolution.

House Resolution (HR) No. 648 noted that Ricky Recto followed his family’s tradition of service to the country spanning three generations.

He was born on December 11, 1962 to parents Carmen Gonzales and Rafael Recto, a former member of the Regular Batasang Pambansa.

He was the grandson of former Sen. Claro M. Recto and brother of Deputy Speaker Ralph G. Recto.

Apart from serving the public in his capacity as a local official, the resolution also cited the honor Ricky Recto brought to the nation as an athlete.

“…The best shooter in the family of avid gun enthusiasts, Ricky Recto was likewise a national athlete who brought honor to the country when he won a gold medal in the trapshooting event at the Southeast Asian Games,” the House resolution said.

Ricky Recto’s demise, the resolution said, will leave a void in the hearts of his family, friends, and the people of Batangas whom he had served.

“Now, therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives to express Its profound condolences to the family of Richard “Ricky” G. Recto, former vice-governor of the Province of Batangas and the brother of Deputy House Speaker Ralph G. Recto,” the resolution stated.

The House will give a copy of the resolution to the family of Ricky Recto.