A 15-storey office building is underway for the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) in Agham Road, Quezon City.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently commenced the construction of the building, through a groundbreaking event coinciding on the 48th founding anniversary of NLRC.
DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan, citing a report from DPWH National Capital Region Director Director Loreta M. Malaluan, said that the new NLRC office building will be equipped with office spaces, conference halls, public spaces, multipurpose rooms, and parking lots for the convenience of the workers.
“More than just providing flexibility and convenience to its employees, the project will deliver improved process, and facility to accommodate NLRC’s clients, employers, to other members of the transacting public,” added Secretary Bonoan.
Since the 90’s, the NLRC personnel have occupied at various temporary offices before eventually renting a place at Ben-Lor Building. Years of planning and collaboration between the NLRC, DPWH, and the Department of Labor and Employment brought a permanent home for the officials and employees of the agency.
The modernization of government buildings to enhance public service delivery is among the priorities of the Department, under the “Build, Better, More” Program of the administration of President Ferdinand M. Marcos, Jr.