Malacañang Palace

Satellite image of Malacañang Palace in San Miguel, Manila.

Everyone who reads this blog should know that the Malacañang Palace is the official residence of the President of the Philippines. Officially called the Malacañan Palace, this residence has been used by the Spanish Governor-Generals and the and American Governors before being turned over to President Manuel L. Quezon of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

The Malacañang Palace compound sits on the northern banks of the Pasig River in San Miguel district in Manila and is bounded on the north by Jose P. Laurel St. The palace itself is the large blocky building you can see on the map, while the H-shaped building is the Kalayaan Hall, the old seat of power and which now houses the Malacañang Museum. The museum is the only place the general public can visit (but only by appointment, and with a seven-day prior notice) and it’s well worth it if you want to learn more about the history of the Philippine presidency as well as view artifacts related to Philippine heritage. (See this set of pictures from Señor Enrique.) On the opposite side of the Pasig from the compound is the Malacañang Park.

Back side of the 20-peso bill depicting the Malacañang Palace. Back of the 20-peso bill.

I’ve been to the Malacañang Palace twice: once during a grade school field trip and the other when I had a photo op with then President Ramos because I placed in a prestigious national academic competition back in high school.

Other presidential residences we’ve already seen in Vista Pinas are the Balay ti Amianan, also called the Malacañang of the North, and The Mansion in Baguio City.

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May 27, 2008
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  1. Francis Fisco wrote on November 18, 2008 @ 12:40PM

    i would like to know what is the email address of the malacanang palace?


  2. herschel lacson wrote on February 9, 2010 @ 11:05PM

    gud day! i was looking for the official address of Malacañang — i have to send a letter asking the President to give her message for our yearbook.. can you help me? tnx.. :]

  3. mary glean daroy wrote on July 12, 2010 @ 05:49PM

    good day!i would like also to know the exact address of the president of the philippines..i want to send him a letter…thanks

  4. marissa garlet wrote on November 17, 2010 @ 01:11PM

    good day!i would like also to know the exact address of the president of the philippines..i want to send him a letter…thanks

  5. edithaperegrino wrote on April 4, 2011 @ 10:55AM


    I just want to know the email add of our president because i wanted to write a message regarding my GSIS.
  6. penshoppe35 wrote on July 19, 2011 @ 06:23PM

    to whom it may concern:

    may i ask an email address of malacañang palace,thanks in advance….

  7. eric esteleydes wrote on May 31, 2012 @ 05:40PM

    i would like to congratulate mr.aquino for the prosecution of the chief justice and his cohorts in the supreme court and i would also like to thank mr.aquino for his job well done and other important points raised by the international community with regards to his economic policies

  8. bing abad wrote on July 11, 2012 @ 07:49PM

    Just to clarify: “Malacañang” is the metonym or other name for the Office of the President. On the other hand – “Malacañan Palace” (without the G at the end) is the official residence of the President.

    Personally, I find this confusing, cumbersome and something which needs to explained over and over again. The G was removed during the US administration because of the Americans’ linguistic difficulty in pronouncing “ng”. There should be no more (as in the distant past) distinction between the 2. I believe that the G should be restored.

  9. lyster lee ibabao wrote on August 19, 2013 @ 02:54PM

    gud day! i wanr to know the official address of the president i want to send him letter

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