Supreme Court buys Fort Bonifacio lot for new office

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 18 2018 04:26 PM | Updated as of Dec 18 2018 05:05 PM

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin hands over to Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio B. Dizon the check for the full payment for the purchase of a property in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, which will be the site of New SC Complex at the Division Hearing Room, SC New Building, Faura, Manila on Tuesday. They are joined by Megaworld Senior Vice President Kevin Andrew Tan, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio. SC Public Information Office

MANILA - The Supreme Court on Tuesday bought a lot in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City, priced at P1.04 billion, to house its new office complex, its public information office said.

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin signed the Deed of Absolute Sale with the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) for the purchase of the 21,463 square meter property located at the former Philippine Army Security Escort Group Area, the statement said.

"We are a step closer to finally realizing our common dream to have a place we can call our own. This milestone is made possible by the sustained collaboration and consultation among the parties present today,” Bersamin said.

Bersamin and BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Vivencio Dizon also signed a memorandum of agreement with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar for the construction of the access road going to C5.

They also signed another agreement with Megaworld Senior Vice President Kevin Andrew Tan for the access road from the SC property to Campus Avenue in the McKinley Area.

"I am certain that I will no longer be the Chief Justice when this day finally arrives. But I assure you that I will be among the first to feel the most proud and excited to have our beloved Supreme Court finally have a home," said Bersamin, who will step down on October 2019. - report from Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News