Supreme Court purchases Taguig property for Fort Bonifacio move

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 18) — The Supreme Court is starting to move its operations to Taguig.

In a statement, the high court announced that it has signed a Deed of Absolute Sale with the Bases Conversion Development Authority for a 21,463 sq.m. property at what was formerly Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

The approximately P1.044 billion worth of property will be the location of a future Supreme Court complex.

"This is a very momentous event for the Supreme Court because this will signal now the final move to another place where [the SC] will be considered the owners," Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said in a statement.

Memorandums of Agreement were also signed with the Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Megaworld Senior Vice President Kevin Andrew L. Tan for the construction of access roads leading to the new court complex.

The current Supreme Court building in Padre Faura, Manila is in a property owned by the University of the Philippines Manila campus.

The Senate is also set to move its operations from Manila to Taguig.

READ: Senators agree to move Office of the Senate to Taguig