New Senate Building in Taguig Receives 4-Star BERDE Rating, Ready for Occupancy in 2025

The gleaming new Senate edifice now stands proudly amidst the ordinary structures lining Chino Roces Avenue extension in Taguig City.

With an impressive cost of P8.9 billion, the nearly completed building in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City is poised for occupancy by January 2025.

While Senate leaders initially aimed to coincide the official move-in with President Marcos's third State of the Nation Address in July 2024, Senate President Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri tempered expectations, delaying the relocation to a later date.


Expressing his privilege to lead the 24-member Senate to its seventh home since its inaugural session on Oct. 16, 1916, Zubiri emphasized the January 2025 timeline.

Senate Committee on Accounts Chairperson, Sen. Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay, revealed that senators collectively agreed to postpone the move to January 2025, shelving the previous plan to transfer by July 2024.

Originally slated for completion in 2021 or before the May 2022 elections, the construction of the new Senate building faced delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as explained by Binay.

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva highlighted the achievement of obtaining a four-star rating certification in its initial BERDE Green building evaluation.

Endorsed by the Philippine Green Building Council, this recognition underscores the Senate's commitment to sustainable practices. Villanueva also outlined the Senate's aspiration for a five-star rating in subsequent assessments.

Having previously resided in the neoclassical Old Legislative Building in Manila until May 1997, the Senate's journey through different homes reflects its evolution. The Old Legislative Building served as the bicameral Congress's abode from 1926 to 1972.

As the institution prepares to inhabit its seventh home, it underscores its adaptability and commitment to serving the Filipino people amidst changing times. With the promise of a greener, more efficient future, the new Senate building stands as a beacon of progress and aspiration for the nation.

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