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OVP eyes building permanent office for Duterte, next VPs — spox

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) is planning to construct a “permanent home and office” for Vice President Sara Duterte and her successors, its spokesperson said Wednesday.

Atty. Reynold Munsayac said this will result in stability and reduce the OVP’s operating costs.

“The OVP aims to establish and construct a permanent home and office for the succeeding vice presidents and the OVP personnel. This will result in stability and reduce cost in office operations, considering that future vice presidents will no longer need to rent temporary office to house their staff,” he said in a press conference.

“OVP employees will not be uprooted every time a new vice president is elected. This will enhance efficiency and deliver social services to the people,” he added.

Duterte earlier said a permanent residence for the OVP is the “singular legacy” she wants to leave after her six-year term.

Former Vice President Leni Robredo stayed at the Quezon City Reception House while former Vice President Jejomar Binay's office was at the Coconut Palace.

Munsayac earlier said the current OVP will transfer to a new headquarters in Mandaluyong City which will accommodate all their co-term, casual, and permanent employees.

He made the announcement after they conducted an inspection and human resource inventory in the Quezon City Reception House. He then said the OVP has decided to look for another location that “can fully satisfy its requirements.”—AOL, GMA News