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  Malacanang Palace - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
This is malacanang palace the official residence of the president of the Philippines.
In the Palace, a new wing is added on the family (or residence) side, as the residence side is enlarged.
President Aquino clarifies during her term that Malacanang is to be referred to as Malacanan Palace, when referring to the building, and as Malacanang when referring to it as the presidential office.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=1795   (1625 words)

 Malacañang Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malacañan Palace, with the renovation to the facade during the Macapagal administration; this photo is of the palace before 1978 reconstruction.
Malacañan Palace, often known as Malacañang Palace [1], is the official residence of the President of the Philippines.
Following a student uprising that nearly breached the palace gates in the early 1970's, martial law was declared, and the complex was closed to the public.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malaca%C3%B1ang_Palace   (777 words)

 Government and Administration
It follows the Bramante model used for constructing the house of Raphael in Borgo Vaticano in its upper storey, while its ground floor and patio follow the model laid down for the Farnese Palace, which was the finest example of palaces in 16th century Rome.
BETSICCP, Madrid The main façade of the Palace was rebuilt in 1845 in the European style, with dressed stone ground floor structure and an attic; all other façades had overhanging balconies closed off with "capiz" shell window panes in the typical Philippine style.
BETSICCP, Madrid The ground plan of the Palace housed the private chambers of the Governor, a number of government offices such as those of the General Army Counting House and the Secretariat for War and Government.
www.aenet.org /manila-expo/page19.htm   (739 words)

 Malacanang vows to keep Philippine economy growing in 2006
Malacanang Palace said that the Philippine economy grew at a "respectable pace" in 2005 and that it is bent on sustaining its economic growth in 2006.
Notwithstanding internal and external challenges, the economy is expected to continue its notable performance," according to the Malacanang Palace 2005 Accomplishment report.
The report said economic growth was sustained in the midst of adverse internal and factors such as rising global oil and commodity prices, citing gross domestic product (GDP) growth of three percent in 2001 to 4.6 percent in 2005 and gross national product (GNP) growth of 3.5 percent in 2001 to 5.47 percent in 2005.
www.selectphilippines.com /philippine-economy.html   (570 words)

 Tourist Attractions in Manila: Historical Places near Dusit Hotel Nikko Manila
The name of this palace, now the seat of government and official residence of the Philippines head of state, comes from the vernacular may lakan diyan, which means 'there lives a noble man'.
It was reportedly built at the command of Imelda Marcos as a palace for Pope John Paul II on one of his visits to Manila, but he chose to stay at the papal nunciature instead.
The Coconut Palace is now a museum, with its seven bedrooms displaying different regional styles of home interior design and furnishing.
manila.dusit.com /z845/location_01.html   (1089 words)

 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Protesters go for Philippines president
Protesters have been trying to scale the gates of the Malacanang Palace, but have so far been beaten back by police and soldiers firing volleys of shots into the air, as well as teargas and water cannon.
He says up to 20,000 protesters have clogged the streets leading to the palace and are refusing to disperse despite the warning shots and teargas.
The march on the palace began from a Manila religious shrine about 15 km (nine miles) away, where tens of thousands of Mr Estrada's supporters have been holding their protest vigil since his arrest six days ago.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1304472.stm   (443 words)

 Malacañang Palace, Philippines. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1825, the Spanish government bought it for P5100, and, in 1849, made it the summer residence of the Governor General in the Philippines.
In the great tremor of 1863, the Governor General's palace in Intramuros was destroyed so he moved to Malacañang permanently.
She opened the Malacañang Museum of Marcos memorabilia, but when Fidel Ramos took over he severed the Marcos connection and asked that the museum focus only on Philippine presidential history, although the Marcos Room does contain some of the late dictator's personal belongings.
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 News Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Worse, the same PSG even wrote to the parish priest of a church within the Palace perimeters, directing the priest not to entertain opposition groups from assembling in that church, claiming the opposition are not there for church services but for political purposes.
Lorenzo and Bolante are being pointed to as the supposed conduits by the Palace for the release and distribution of said funds to political allies participating at that time in the polls.
“That Malacañang Palace is a protected area, the Court ruled, among others, that reasonable restrictions in the use of thoroughfares near the Palace are valid because the same is designed to protect the lives of the President and her family as well as other government officials, diplomats, and foreign guests transacting business with Malacañang.
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 Explosion rocks Philippine presidential palace
Manila - An explosion rocked the Philippine presidential palace compound Monday, prompting police to step up security in the capital amid apprehensions that the blast was part of a plot to oust President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Brigadier General Delfin Bangit, commander of the Presidential Security Guard, said the blast originated from a garbage bin in one of Malacanang's gardens and an initial investigation indicated that it was not caused by explosives.
Several minutes after the explosion at the presidential palace, a small explosion occurred at a vacant lot in Manila's suburban city of Makati, injuring a small boy.
news.monstersandcritics.com /asiapacific/printer_1131372.php   (763 words)

 Philippine Post Magazine:Wheel of History
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo did not ascend the stairs of Malacanang Palace in the manner she or anyone else may have expected.
She climbed the stairs of Malacanang, stairs she had descended with her father in 1965, and now ascended as the woman who was the only choice to replace the caricature of the very crook that had defeated her father that year, so many decades ago.
If her living in Malacanang has returned the democratic status quo at last in symbolic sense, the ambition of one of her sons has caused her as many headaches as any caused Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos by any of their children.
www.philpost.com /0102pages/0102quezon.html   (2329 words)

 All Headline News - Cops Try To Arrest Reporter At Presidential Palace - December 10, 2006
At least five plainclothes policemen arrived at the Malacanang Palace aboard a police van at 10am Monday to serve the warrant for the arrest of Gonzales.
Gonzalez is one of 43 editors, columnists and reporters, including 10 from the Inquirer, facing libel suits filed by the President's husband.
Ely Saludar, former Malacanang Press Corps president, lambasted the policemen who tried to serve the warrant in the journalists' working area.
www.allheadlinenews.com /articles/7005504372   (404 words)

 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Arroyo moves into palace
When Gloria Arroyo entered the Malacanang palace compound, she was greeted by a guard of honour in ceremonial uniform.
The 53-year president was returning to the place where she had lived as a teenager, the daughter of the late President Diosdado Macapagal.
She said she was accepting "the great honour of residing in Malacanang again with deep humility and highest hopes for the people".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1130077.stm   (433 words)

 Balita - Linking Filipinos worldwide with news since 1994
The President, in the midst of the worst crisis of her four years in office over allegations of vote-rigging and graft in her family, has begun a public relations campaign to win support for plans to overhaul a political system widely seen as dysfunctional.
Photograph shows: Journalists working for foreign news agencies wait outside the Malacanang palace after they were barred from covering a news conference by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inside the palace in Manila July 27, 2005.
Other palace reporters said they were asked to fill up cue cards with their preferred topics to ask the President a day before the scheduled press conference.
news.balita.ph /html/article.php?story=20050727145944372   (1540 words)

 Manila, Philippines - Travel Info
The palace is an 18th century villa along the Pasig river located in the center of Manila.
It was purchased by the Spanish government in 1825 and has been renovated and expanded through the decades.
Malacanang Palace was first used as the Spanish Governor-General's summer residence.
www.philsite.net /manila.htm   (578 words)

 CPJ Protests
The publisher of the Inquirer, Isagani Yambot, wrote in a letter to CPJ: "Our sources said the President asked [the movie producers] to pull out their ads from the Inquirer as a quid pro quo for the tax incentives for the movie industry that they were asking from him.
In April, staff members of the Inquirer told reporters privately that officials within the presidential palace had pressured them to downplay a story about a government consultant who was linked to a textbook purchasing scandal.
We further ask you to ensure that no government official or political ally of the palace uses undue influence to affect the ownership or editorial integrity of any media outlet in the Philippines.
www.cpj.org /protests/99ltrs/Philippines21July99.html   (566 words)

Estrada was reacting to the caption of his picture in the inaugural program distributed by the Palace on Wednesday during the oath-taking and inaugural of Mrs.
She ascended to the presidency after the Supreme Court declared the office vacant upon Estrada’s departure from Malacañang Palace.
Estrada’s departure from the Palace followed the people’s uprising in EDSA, which was triggered by the walkout of prosecutors in his impeachment trial at the Senate.
www.newsflash.org /2004/02/hl/hl100592.htm   (439 words)

 American Chronicle: People Power Has Murder In Mind -- Civil War Exists Even Without Firing A shot
What I have written about, re, Malacanang Palace being rocket-bombed by jet warplanes, actually occurred in EDSA I when Marcos was under siege in Malacanang.
The two Palace bombing episodes [EDSA I and EDSA II] were different as to the time of their occurrence, and for this I therefore stand corrected, since we went back some twenty years in the past.
There was no doubt that President Estrada and his family would have been slaughtered had they not evacuated Malacanang and escaped, using the landing barge by the Pasig River moored at the back of the Palace.
www.americanchronicle.com /articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=6482   (1599 words)

 Philippine News -- Manila Standard Today -- Angara prods Villar to accept offer on dialog -- aug21_2006
But Villar said several senators are wary of Malacañang’s proposal, saying the Palace should first show its sincerity.
He should be the one to set the tone [to pave the way for a better relationship between the Palace and the Upper Chamber],” Angara said.
Angara said both the leadership of the Palace and Malacañang should set an atmosphere that would be conducive to arriving at an agreement.
www.manilastandardtoday.com /?page=politics02_aug21_2006   (362 words)

 Day One (EDSA: The Original People Power Revolution by Angela Stuart-Santiago)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
MALACAÑANG PALACE - It was 6:30 PM when reports reached the President that Enrile and Ramos were holed up in Camp Aguinaldo and had announced that they were withdrawing their support from the Marcos government.
Inside the Palace, a sign that the situation was not normal was the battle attire of members of the First Family's close-in security.
Palace and military sources say that there is such a plan for this evening.
www.stuartxchange.com /DayOne.html   (10370 words)

 Minita's road to Padre Faura; think hard about Cialis : Cpotent
The media pictures from the Ceremonial Hall at Malacanang Palace were the epitome of sweetness and light.
But the Palace rendezvous between President Arroyo, boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and the editor in chief of Ring Magazine Nigel Collins almost didn’t take place -- with intense back channel (to use a now favorite Malacañang term) conferring finally bringing it about, though the original appointment had to be put back by a day.
In hushed and reverent tones, the sports pages of local newspapers referred to Ring Magazine as the “Bible” of boxing, and anointed Collins -- who was in town to present Pacquiao with the magazine’s championship belt -- as some sort of patron saint.
www.cpotent.com /news/mar04/news_minitas_road_to_padre_15mar.html   (1261 words)

The threat was taken rather seriously that security officials upgraded security measures around Malacanang Palace.
Employees working in Malacanang were also ferried by barge through Pasig River and the PSG even deployed additional troops complete with containers vans to block demonstrators from going near Malacanang.
For sure there are many groups dying to kick-out PGMA from Malacanang.
www.ipd.ph /features/2005/ElectionsDestab.html   (1200 words)

 PinoyOnBoard.com - Malacañang Should Cut Its Umbilical Cord to the Catholic Church
The Office of the President (OP) at Malacañang Palace should sever its umbilical cord to the Roman Catholic Church (RCC).
The RCC has a habit of cooperating with the powers that be and abandoning the Malacañang Palace tenant when it thinks that the President’s reign is about to end.
Actually the AoM’s prelates were celebrating masses at Malacañang Palace in spite of knowing that Mr.
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 Mendiola Street, Manila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mendiola is famous for being the venue for protest actions against an incumbent government and is the site to some colleges and universities that form the area of Manila known as the "University Belt".
Because of the tight security at the Malacañang Palace, authorities decided to close half of Mendiola Street starting from the sentinel gate in front of the College of the Holy Spirit and La Consolacion College to protect the palace from different forms of threats.
Damage to property along Mendiola Street and areas within the vicinity of Malacañang Palace cost millions of pesos as a result of looting of stores and shops and burning of several government and private vehicles by the protesters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mendiola_Street,_Manila   (394 words)

 Inside Jokes and Other Phrases
Anyone who knows anything about Philippine politics knows what Malacanang is, but for you total newbies, Malacanang is the presidential residence.
Castle Maharlika: Used in the premiere issue, this is the name after which Marcos renames Malacanang.
Well, apparently, she had over 3000 pairs of shoes in the palace when she left (or 1,060, who knows?) and that's all that most foreigners know her for.
www.angelfire.com /80s/dewprincess/glossary.html   (575 words)

 Day Four (EDSA: The Original People Power Revolution by Angela Stuart-Santiago) - StuartXchange   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
MALACAÑANG PALACE - Marcos's two sons-in-law were supervising the packing of dozens of crates of family possessions, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold bullion and bonds, more than a million dollars worth of freshly printed pesos, as well as artifacts and jewels.
PALACE GROUNDS - About 2,500 people, mostly from the same citizens' groups that were inside, wandered across spacious lawns that, until a few days ago, were dotted with carrots, lettuce, and other vegetables planted by Mrs.
Not one of the looters, however, was able to enter the Palace as security men had locked the main entrance leading to the rooms and offices of the President and the First Lady and their children.
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 Virtual Philippines - Leisure Guide, Fun Stuff - Malacañang Palace
  This ornate Spanish colonial palace, with its arches and balconies, was built as a private country house in the late 18th century and purchased by the government in 1825.
At first the governor-general's summer residence, it became his permanent residence in 1863, after the Palacio Real in Intramuros was destroyed by an earthquake.
In 1986, the palace museum was opened for the public.
www.virtual-asia.com /ph/leisure/funstuff/malacanang.htm   (91 words)

The NBI did the legal work for what was intended to be a major drug bust orchestrated by Malacañang Palace.
Just before dawn on July 13, some 50 soldiers simultaneously raided 10 places in and around Manila, including Tiongco's house and restaurant in suburban Quezon City, his cinder-block factory in nearby Bulacan province, and the residence of his lawyer Nicolas Ruiz in suburban Marikina.
It believes Tiongco's syndicate is using high-powered public-relations groups to manipulate the media and sow intrigue between Ramos and the Senate, and to discredit Malacañang's July 13 operation.
www.pathfinder.com /asiaweek/97/0822/nat1.html   (1361 words)

The Malacanang Press Corps members were situated in two areas outside the Main Palace.
Then we all proceeded to the Heroes Hall inside the palace where the LAKAS or administration congressmen were already (predictably) live on TV, professing (tarannnn, surprise!) their loyalty and support to PGMA and her declaration.
The Palace will be closed to the media from 6pm to 6am daily….
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