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They call it the Malacanan of Cebu, but it is light years away from how the real Malacanan in Manila looks like. It is located along one of the streets that border the Independence Plaza of the city. They told me that there was a...More
The Aduana as the locals call this building before is now the Malacanan sa Sugbo. I was able to get inside the old Aduana before for some inquiry, but this time it is not allowed for anybody to come in.
My first visit after it's...More
Been there many times. However the building is not open to the public. You just have to watch from the outside as this is the official residence of the Philippine president. The presidential guards guard the place.
The residence is hardly used officially. It was...More
Most tourists to Cebu visit Fort San Pedro, Magellan's' Cross and the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino.
While in this area it is worth taking time out to visit Malacanan Sa Sugbu, which is at the other end of Independence Plaza from these attractions and...More
Located just around Fort San Pedro and Plaza Independencia, Malacanan sa Sugbo also formerly known as Customs House is a formidable structure. It is painted white. It looks clean. Unfortunately, it is not open to public. It is being guarded by the Presidential Security Group...More
This structure is quite old, and full of history. In the last administration, it was utilized/ actually reborn as the Malacanan of the South but the succeeding president did not care about it, so it was left idle again - although the Presidential Navy ships...More