June 28, 2013

Grandiose Malacanang Palace of the North

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The colossal house of the former President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos in Ilocos Norte


     This has been the second home of the First family of the Philippines during the reign of former Ferdinand Marcos, who was known as an Ilocano, born and raised in Ilocos Norte and reigned as president for twenty years from 1965 until such time that his government has toppled down in 1986 by the new administrator former President Corazon C. Aquino.  When the new government took place, some of the wealth of the Marcoses has been sequestered, which was deemed as an ill gotten wealth and was turned over to the government for administration, and one of which is this grandiose palace as called in Ilocano as "Malacanang ti Amianan", in English it means "Malacanang of the North".  




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Wall painting of former president of the Republic
Of  the Philippines, Ferdinand Edralin Marcos
     This palace is now being administered and maintained by the Department of Tourism which has been converted into a museum for public viewing.  Tourists are welcome to visit from Tuesday to Sunday, opens at 9:00 to 11:30 in the morning and 1:00 to 4:30 in the afternoon, with an entrance fee of Php30.00 for adults and Php20.00 for children.  If you plan to visit the palace be sure to be there within the vicinity at least not later than 4:00 pm because the parking area and the main gate is a little bit far from the main door of the house where you will have to walk a slope down the path to reach it and there you will pay an entrance fee.

     The house is a two storey building which portrays an old Filipino luxury house from every angle and every corner of the house, it is furnished and decorated with expensive paintings and furniture.

     Let me take you inside this grandiose house and see for yourself.   
     
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First floor Living room
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16 seater Dining sets located adjacent to Living Room

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Elegant design wooden baluster railing and solid plank staircase
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Overlooking Paoay Lake from a balcony

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Second Floor Family Living Room
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I like this chandelier, design at the second floor hallway 
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Marcoses memorabilia 

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Closet of Imee and Irene
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Four poster bed of President Marcos daughters Imee and Irene Marcos
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Master's Bedroom closet
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Masters Bedroom
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Office room of former President Ferdinand Marcos, located at First floor
       Visitors are allowed to go anywhere in the house, from one room to another and are allowed to take pictures.  They just prohibit anybody to sit on  the chairs and sofas to maintain its structure and finish.  

     Malacanang Palace of the North is located in Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte.  A thirty minutes travel from Laoag Airport. 

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