Wednesday, July 29, 2009

the Malacanang

a large lawn and a white painted building came into sight after we've undergone the standard inspection to the current executive residence of the Philippine president. originally built in the early 19th century by the Spanish conquistadors as a summer home located within the San Miguel compound beside Pasig river. during the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines, the central political structure was in Intramuros and the Malacanang was then just a vacation house.in the history of the Philippines' several leaders from the Spanish colonial period to the American occupation of the country has resided in this structure. what used to be a vacation house now expanded and has been the country's presidential residence and office.it got its name from the phrase "there is a noble man there" or in the Philippine language would be "may lakan diyan". our guide Ivan of Manila Old Walks mentioned that Malacanang refers to the whole complex ground and its structures while Malacanan refers to the executive building residence building.today, the whole Malacanang complex is composed of the major structures' Bonifacio hall, Kalayaan Hall, Mabini hall and the new executive buidling. the buildings has concrete walls with wooden doors and capiz windows.in this tour, we only focused on the Kalayaan Hall which holds some of the most historical items of the country under the many head of states who held office in this complex.up next is a historical tour within the Kalayaan Hall or the Freedom hall.

48 comments:

bw said...

nice shots of the palace. Darn, I have never ever been to Malacanang !

Chyng said...

^ me too never pa din! kahit lagi ko yan nadadaanan nung st.jude days. cge nga, tour us!

gillboard said...

i remember, nakapunta pala ako sa gilid ng malacanan before, nung humingi ako ng message from the Pres. para sa school org...

dumaan ka ng st. jude church?

Abaniko said...

Did you pay for the tour? How much?

merce78 said...

Ang ganda ng kuha...akalain mo naman,para na rin akong nakarating sa malacanang palace...

sana...balang araw,makarating din ako dyan.

pahingi naman ng kunting tulong dong ,kung paano makapunta dyan.

Please,please and thank you!

Skippyheart said...

ganda ng mga shots...thanks for sharing. =)

have a nice day dong! TC

I am Xprosaic said...

Kakainggit naman... pag makapunta ako malacanang gusto ko gawin yung maglalakad kayo na parang ginagawa ng pangulo at mga cabinet members sa labas yung ano yun... nkalimutan ko yung term nun... jejejjejejejje... basta ganun... jejejjeje

alicesg said...

The palace is beautiful. The last time I was there, it was not open to the public, we just pass by. Looking forward to more pictures.

SandyCarlson said...

An incredible building. Wow!

Hilda said...

I really love the old buildings of Malacañang. I've only been there twice. The first was just after Marcos left, so that was a tour too. The second, I provided tech support for a presentation to PGMA! Of course, I was a complete non-entity then (unless something went wrong I suppose, but thankfully nothing did).

uncleawang said...

Now,,what i have to say..nice place to visit,nice photos..you guy are really good..Congrat!!
Damp it !!! our internet services is getting worst..anyway I never miss your blog..Thanks & have a nice day.

ALiNe said...

Yung hall parang UST main building hall , di nga lang white yun

Pietro said...

Dong, thanks for sharing your very fine images of this important palace.

FilMasons NSW said...

I would love to tour the "palace" one of these days... do you get to see all or are there lots of restrictions?

Great post, now I know were to book my a tour.

http://www.jak-onthewayto.blogspot.com/

Reena said...

i love the architecture. i hope you also had detailed shots. i would love to see the mouldings up close.

now this reminds me of a pending spanish inspired home in tagaytay i still haven't finished designing!! tambak na ko!!!

marveling said...

grabe na ito, to the maxed na ang tour mo sa amin, salamat dong!

chubskulit said...

wish I could go there someday!

nuts said...

thanks for sharing. same here, i only see the view of the gate when i attend the mass at St. Jude..

Lawstude said...

historical na di boring ang dating kasi andoon ka mismo para makita ang lahat.

hopefully makita to ng lahat ng mgapinoy no?

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

uy!, pards iba naman ang dating nito, magkaiba talaga kayo ng aura ni lawstude. ha ha ha,astig yung sa hallway..salamat pards, para nakong naglalakbay din at kasama nyo sa picture.

luna miranda said...

i like your angle shots. kelan kaya ako makakabisita uli sa Malacanang? isabit mo ako sa next invite mo (hahaha).

bing said...

i have been outside Malacanang ha ha

this is a very nice post, dong, and informative as well.

one day punta kami dyan. paano ang naging arrangement para makapunta?

sheng said...

OMG, i love the shots, thanks so much for sharing, someday makakapunta din ako diyan, hehehe... presidential visit! wahaha

Marites said...

naku, we tried getting there tapos biglang may coup d etat rumors pala na hindi namin alam. hanggang 1st gate lang talaga at napagalitan pa nang isang colonel:) di bale, kokontakin ko si Ivan minsan para sa old walks na iyan. Buti na-post mo ito at naalala kong this is one of my must-see places in Manila.

Borneo Falcon said...

Nice colonial building

livingstain said...

ang ganda, nice pictures, sana makapasok din ako jan.

attyjurita said...

galing naman...am so excited na tuloy sa continuation nito...

paoruiz said...

ive never been there. closest i got there is whenever i get hold of a 20-peso bill. hahah kidding.

Photo Cache said...

I enjoyed everyone's post about this trip. Gaganda ng kuha nyo, plus I'm sure it was nice fraternizing with fellow bloggers.

Joshua said...

blog awards nominee??! ayos yan kuya dong sana manalo hehehe

mabuhay ang pilipino, mabuhay ang pilipinas!

darkhorse said...

ngayon kolng nkita loob ng malacanang...prang kastila ang ambiance ganda pla...thnks! dami cguro guard?

optimistic dora said...

ahh, datz malacanang plah?! so, olden times, hehehe... but nice ang structure... nandun din bah si GMA wen u visited? hehehe...

Rico said...

I used to live so close to Malacanang all thru college up until about two years ago, and I haven't even been inside. Dapat na yata i avail yang tour na yan ah!

BlogusVox said...

Pareho kayo ng post ni Lawstude (syempre dahil magkasama kayo doon). Pero you concentrated more on the architectural side.

Thanks for the tour, dong. Like I said to Lawstude, this is the first time I saw the palace up close.

Hanggang Mendiola lang ako palagi noon. Ayaw akong papalapitin ng mga pulis.

AJ said...

i've been inside barely after marcos was ousted..during our educational trip.

a must see place for younger generation. txs for covering this dong. rgds,

madbong said...

tol, araw-araw ako nandiyan noon, nung nagwo-work pa ako sa malacañang.

Bengbeng said...

i love this series. looking forward to more pics of the palace.

Andy said...

I've only been to Malacanang once. It's very nice. GMA must be having a hell of a time there. Ehehe. =)

Chimmie said...

waw. swerti mu. nakapasuk ka malacanang. bagu matulug eh blog hopping lang aku. baka pwede makipag link ex sayu. tnx.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for stopping by, friend.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Wow! I envy you, Dong. That is the place that I really want to go and see. But I am thankful that you post and shared this photos to us. At least, may idea na ako. :)
Thanks a lot, kabayan.

Lantaw said...

nice! kaso hinde kayo nag invite a :D

dencio said...

isa yan sa mga dapat kong mapuntahan pag bakasyon ko. ang galingng kuha mo sa chess :)

everything priceless :)

backpacking philippines said...

i can see familiar faces there :P

Raft3r said...

gradeschool ako when i made my first and only visit dyan
all i could remember ay ang mga SAPATOS
grabe sya
isoli nya sa bayan ang perang ginatos nya ng walang saysay

teka
hihinahon muna ako
hehe

Nicely said...

Hindi mo man lang ako dinaanan... Nasa kabilang building lang ako!

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Anonymous said...

"Malacañang" refers to the Office of the President. On the other hand, "Malacañan Palace" (without the G at the end) is the official resident of the President of the Philippines.

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