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Drilon backs out of Senate transfer to UP plan

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The reported plan to transfer the Senate near the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Diliman, Quezon City is just one of the options and is not yet final, Sen. Franklin Drilon clarified yesterday.
A UP regent slammed the move to have the Senate transferred there.

Relocating the Senate office to a new “address” was first disclosed by Drilon last Thursday, during a weekly Senate  news forum where he mentioned he and two other colleagues tasked by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to handle the planned transfer, are examining the possibility of housing the upper chamber to UP Diliman.

This came about after Senate leaders realized they have been spending so much yearly as rental payments, between P110 to P120 million since 1992 to the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) which owns the building where the current upper chamber is operating.

Besides the financial aspect, Senate leaders are also considering the convenience of having the Senate offices being near the House of Representatives in Quezon City for better coordination, especially in the transmittal of vital documents..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/1138-drilon-backs-out-of-senate-transfer-to-up-plan

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