Resolution filed to study relocation of House to Taguig City

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 7) — A House resolution was filed seeking to create an ad hoc committee that will study the possibility of relocating the House of Representatives near the upcoming new site of the Senate in Taguig City.

House Resolution No. 1390 was filed by Camarines Sur 2nd district Rep. LRay Villafuerte, Pampanga 3rd district Rep. Aurelio Gonzales, and Quezon 2nd district Rep. David Suarez.

According to the resolution, the relocation of the lower chamber near the new Senate building would mean "better communication and coordination of legislative work."

"Proximity to other government agencies, multinational corporations, leading local businesses, and tech startups, should also be taken into account for access to different sorts of Filipinos from every walk of life," the resolution read.

It also said that accessibility to public transport should be a key consideration for all the legislators, employees, and guests of the lower chamber.

The House of Representatives is located at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, which was built in the 1970s. The buildings in the complex houses the halls for hearings, committee offices, and offices of congressmen.

Meanwhile, the Senate currently rents a building in Pasay City from the Government Service Insurance System, while its parking lot is leased from the Social Security System.

The "Bagong Senado" building was greenlit during the 17th Congress following the call for bigger space.

Partial operations in the new building is targeted by July 2024.