Senate mulls moving to UP Diliman

Posted at 06/28/12 4:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Some senators are studying the possibility of transferring to another home from its present location in Pasay City.
Among the places being considered as a possible venue for a new Senate building is the campus of the University of the Philippines in Quezon City, said Sen. Franklin Drilon. He added that no decision has been made yet.
Drilon told reporters on Thursday that Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has asked him, Sen. Pia Cayetano, and Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to look for possible new sites that will house the chamber.
At present, the Senate is just renting its space at the Government Service Insurance System building in Pasay City for P110 million a year.
"This is not really an edifice originally built to house a legislative body," Drilon said.
Aside from UP Diliman, earlier choices were the Manila Film Center and the Central Post Office, but both options have been rejected.