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Situated on the north bank of the Pasig River in the barrio of San Miguel, extramuros to the City of Manila, what is today the palace proper was originally the 18th century summer house of Don Luis Rocha, scion of a Spanish family prominent in the colonial establishment. This was a typically spacious bahay na bato or "house on stone" fronting the river on a large lot and surrounded by gardens and trees...    more

The sixties brought another boy from the barrios, Diosdado Macapagal. Macapagal had worked in the Executive building as an aide to Quezon before the war, He had set his sights to the highest office in the land and achieved it from the bottom up. His stay in the palace was highlighted by a major physical makeover orchestrated by his active wife, Dr. Evangelina Macaraeg Macapagal...    more
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