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It was said that Malacanang was derived from the Tagalog phrase "May Lakan Dyan" (there is a noble man there) since locals referred to it as a place of a wealthy and powerful man or "Mamalakaya" since fishermen frequented the river bend where the Palace now stands.
It was also once dubbed as a “foremost home” by Spanish governor generals. The Americans on the other hand made it a social hub for the country’s elite while the Japanese transformed it into a garrison. Yet after all these changes, Malacañang Palace still stands proudly by the Pasig River today. One would wonder what is now inside the cordoned-off areas of the palace.
On March 18, at 9pm catch the premiere of the original documentary Inside Malacañang as National Geographic Channel (NGC) takes you to an exclusive guided tour inside the official residence of the country’s chief executive.
Click here to read full story > National Geographic Channel's INSIDE MALACANANG Premieres on March 18