It was once the home of Spanish Governor Generals. The Americans made it a social hub for the country's elite while the Japanese transformed it into a garrison. After all these changes, Malacañang Palace still stands proudly on the banks of the Pasig River -- where it is now both seat of government and official home of the Philippine President.
On June 30, GMA News TV brings National Geographic Channel’s “Inside Malacañang” to local audiences. On its first Philippine free TV airing, “Inside Malacañang” takes viewers on an exclusive tour inside the official residence of the country's chief executive. Produced by a Filipino production team, this documentary took over a year to produce and delves into chambers of the palace that were previously off-limits to the media and the public.
“Inside Malacañang” also examines and breaks long-held myths and beliefs about the President's entourage. Get to know the everyday routines of the Presidential Security Group commander, the close-in security aide of President Benigno S. Aquino III, the presidential photographer, and even the presidential food tester.
The documentary was written and directed by a Filipina, Marnie Manicad, who also produces the motoring show Turbo Zone and home building show Home Base that air on GMA News TV.
Catch Inside Malacañang’s free TV premiere on June 30, Saturday, 10PM only on GMA News TV Channel 11.