Tag: Bagong Senado

On the allegations made by Bobi Tiglao

With all due respect to Mr. Bobi Tiglao, he got his info wrong. One major consideration why AECOM won over Henning Larsen, their nearest competitor, and the three other finalists is their project cost which is the lowest at P4.58 billion (if I remember correctly).

Anyway, the P127-million-per-year rental that the Senate is paying GSIS for a subpar legislative building is our main reason for finding a need to look for a new and permanent home.

Having said that, several attempts were made to find a permanent home for the Senate in the past 18 years. Itโ€™s only now, after my colleagues tasked me in an adopted resolution as Accounts Committee Chair to make it happen.

I am one who makes sure to accomplish a task assigned to me. That has always been my training and I will not back down unless my colleagues tell me in another resolution to stop pursuing the same.

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Read: Senate Resolution 748, Confirming the Winner of the Global Conceptual Design Competition for the new Senate Building

“Finding a home that the Senate of the Philippines can call its own has long been a standing dream of this institution, and plans of relocating and constructing a permanent Senate building has been proposed and considered as far back as the year 2000 during the Senate Presidency of Senator Aquilino ‘Nene’ Pimentel Jr.”

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Bagong Senado: Confirmation of the Global Conceptual Design Winner

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Sen. Lacson’s Speech on the Global Conceptual Design Winner for the Senate’s New Home

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, good afternoon. When we formally started the talks on the relocation of the Senate building, many have had their doubts if we can really translate this vision into reality.

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Update on the Senate’s Relocation | May 21, 2018

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, as the chairman of your Committee on Accounts, I have the honor and privilege to give you an account of our progress on the construction and relocation of the new home for the Philippine Senate, as articulated in Senate Resolution No. 293 filed by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian and adopted by this august chamber on November 21, 2017.

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Kapihan sa Senado forum | May 3, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Ombudsman’s resolution on P6.4B shabu shipment
– PDEA’s releasing of narco list
– Assessment of the government’s anti-drug war
– Charter change and shift to federalism
– CJ Sereno’s impeachment
– PH-Kuwait ties
– Blue Ribbon committee issues
– Senate transfer
– Senate leadership change

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Quotes from the interview…
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๐Ÿ“ฐ Senate to move to Fort Bonifacio in Taguig by 2021 โ€” Lacson [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin:ย Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Senate may move to its new home in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City by January 2021.

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#PingSays: On fate of DOJ Sec. Aguirre, Senate relocation, peace efforts with CPP-NPA-NDF | April 4, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Senate relocation
– fate of DOJ Sec. Aguirre
– SC order on deaths related to anti-drug war
– peace efforts with CPP-NPA-NDF

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Update on the Senate’s Relocation | March 20, 2018

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Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, I have the distinct honor and privilege to render a progress report on the relocation of the new Senate building.

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#PingSays: To unburden taxpayers: Sen. Lacson pushes removing exemptions from VAT | Nov. 22, 2017

Sen. Lacson pushes for lowering the VAT rate to 10% and for removing many of the 143 exemptions to VAT.

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Sponsorship Speech: Relocation of the Senate of the Philippines

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Mr. President, distinguished colleagues in this Upper Chamber of the 17th Congress, I have the distinct honor and privilege to report on the Senate floor PS Resolution 293 entitled โ€œRESOLUTION CREATING AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TASKED TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SENATE BUILDING AND RELOCATION OF THE SENATE THERETO,โ€ filed by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian.

Related:ย At a Glance: The process of the Senate’s relocation

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