Senate to provide 1,400 parking slots for employees, visitors—Escudero

Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Tuesday, June 11 said he is now taking proactive steps at addressing the Senate’s parking woes at their current location. 


Escudero said they are now targeting at making at least 1,400 parking slots available to their employees and visitors. 


“Sa kabuuan, kaya nating makapagbigay ng humigi’t kumulang 1,400 slot para sa mga nagmo-motor at may sasakyan (As a whole, we can provide more or less 1,400 slots for those who have motorcycles and those with cars),” Escudero said. 


Aside from securing land from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Escudero cited ongoing negotiations with the Social Security System (SSS) to acquire more land at the back of the GSIS Building in Pasay City. 


Currently, the Senate is renting space at the GSIS building. Escudero earlier announced that the Senate will postpone plans to transfer to the New Senate Building in Taguig City pending review of the ongoing construction project. 


Since his election as the new Senate chief, Escudero has been making the rounds at the Senate, visiting every corner and office in the building in a bid to better understand the needs and concerns of the chamber’s 2,000 officials and employees. 


Escudero said he believes in the simple belief that tidiness should be observed in the workplace. 


“When you are clean and tidy often or always, we will also treat our environment clean, and being tidy will also affect our work," he explained.


In his speech at the flag-raising ceremony on Monday, Escudero emphasized the importance of hearing from the employees themselves their concerns, aspirations, and needs, which he believes is crucial for the Senate’s continued service to the nation.


"In my opinion, it is my job to know each office as well as the condition of each officer and employee in order to hear and listen to your concerns, your desires, your aspirations, dreams and needs in relation to the work that should and should be done. We will perform in our service to the town and the people,” he said addressing Senate employees.