• Antipolo offers new senate location for free

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    ANTIPOLO City is offering for free its 25-hectare Government Center as a new place for the Senate. This would mean that the Senate will be relived of its P110 million in annual rental costs, P1.2 billion savings on land acquisition and about P4 billion savings for construction cost. Mayor Jun Ynares said Antipolo should be chosen as the permanent home for the Senate for “geographical, historical and economic reasons.” He pointed out that compared to Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Antipolo is much more accessible because of the LRT-2 extension line, the Laguna Lake Expressway Dike, the Rizal East Development (RED) Project and constant availability of jeepney, FX and UV Express. Also, the city’s Government Center is only 30 minutes away from the House of Representatives in Quezon City and 45 minutes from national government center at the Quezon Memorial Circle. The lot cost is P2.292 billion which is for free. The Senate plans to move to a new location by year 2020.

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