Former representative Simeon Garcia of Nueva Ecija, Jinggoy's chief of staff, said Antonio Gallardo of Senate President Franklin Drilon's office had promised Jinggoy the room of Noli de Castro, who is now the vice president, but Sen.
staffers to the Senate Thursday morning to look at de Castro's office, only to find Lacson's men already occupying it.
"I think Lacson has been misled by his
said of Lacson's "occupation" of de Castro's former office.Garcia
noted that Lacson already has an office and did not signify any intention of moving, else Lacson's
office should also have been raffled off to the new senators.
"We asked the Office of the Senate President if we could close the aisle to give us more space but they refused and explained that the Senate cannot do so, because it is prohibited in the contract with the Government Service Insurance System, which owns the building," Garcia
and his men are waiting for Drilon's
staff to resolve who between Estrada and Lacson
should occupy de Castro's former office.
Whoever will be named, his
room will be given to us because there is a room for Senate officers on the sixth floor," Garcia
"If the majority leader does not want to occupy the room on the sixth floor, and prefers to stay in his
room on the fifth floor, we will occupy the room for the majority leader," he