As part of President Duterte’s decree to make the Malacañang Palace accessible for the public, Filipino who would want to see the Presidential Museum and Library (PML) at the Malacañang Palace now have the chance to visit it practically.
Home to Philippine Leadership for 120 years, PML has too exhibits: the “Malacañang Prize, Pulpit and Stage” and ‘Relics of Power: Remembering the Philippine Presidents.” Guests and Visitors can read about the history and Background of the Palace, and find curated displays consisting of memorabilia, artwork, furniture and items from the collections of PML, also from private individuals and institutions.
“For hundreds of years we have safeguarded our history and heritage, and perhaps with the shift in technology and how it has shaped people’s lives and realities, it’s about time we use these advances to share our rich culture to the world.” PML Director Edgar Ryan Faustino stated.
“This way, we preserve these valuable artifacts and structures for our progeny while letting those who are separated by oceans and thousands of miles share the experience of the PML while also getting to know Philippine history,” he added.
Ordinary citizens can also access the PML with free of charge by just emailing reservations on the address found on the website.
PML’s two floors can also be walked on by guests and visitors, including the oldest original part of the Palace, the architecturally significant rooms of Kalayaan Halls.
A specially designed Street View “trolley” was used by Google tp collect 360-degree views of the building’s interior.
From within the Street view in Google maps, the interiors of the gallery can also be toured.
“It is President’s Duterte’s hope that by opening our doors not only to Filipinos but to the citizens of the world, we are able to encourage people to understand the Philippines better in the context of its political, social and economic history,” PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar pronounced.
“These items are part of our identity and form the rich tapestry that connects our past with our future,” he added.