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Sosyal! BGC will be the new home of Senate

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Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will be the newest hangout area of the country’s senators in the next few years.

This was after the senators on Tuesday approved the transfer of the Senate office from its current location in Pasay City to BGC in Taguig.

With a vote of 14-2, majority of the senators preferred that their office be transferred to Taguig instead of Antipolo.

Among the senators present, only Senators Bam Aquino and Risa Hontiveros voted in favor of Antipolo.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the Senate committee on accounts, said the Senate plans to acquire a 20,000-square-meter property owned by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) located at the former Navy Village, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, which costs P1.8 billion payable in 10 years or more.

The construction is expected to start by the third quarter 2018 and expected to be finished by third quarter of 2020.

The Senate has been renting a part of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) building and using the parking lot of the Social Security System (SSS) since 1996, which amounted to P2.24 billion.

Lacson said the amount could have been used to construct a permanent office for the senators.