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‘Bahay Pangarap’ is Duterte’s official residence

/ 01:35 PM July 06, 2016
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Bahay Pangarap. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU/Jay Morales

The “Bahay Pangarap” (House of Dreams) in Malacañang will be the official residence of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Christopher “Bong” Go, newly appointed head of the Presidential Management Staff, confirmed to the INQUIRER.net  in a text message on Wednesday that Duterte would start moving in next week.

In 2010, former President Benigno Aquino III chose the prewar Bahay Pangarap.

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Aquino became the first President of the Philippines to make Bahay Pangarap his official residence, although previous presidents have stayed there.

Bahay Pangarap is situated within the Presidential Security Group (PSG) compound across the Pasig River from Malacañang.

Located near the presidential golf course, Bahay Pangarap is described as having a “resort ambience,” complete with a swimming pool and a Balinese-style garden. It was renovated to add three more bedrooms to the existing master bedroom.

READ: Duterte: My work at Malacañang starts at 1 p.m.

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In the past, it has served as a venue for formal dinners and other social functions.

Aquino’s mother, former president Corazon Aquino lived at the Arlegui Mansion but held office at Malacañang’s Premier Guest House.

Fidel V. Ramos, also lived in Arlegui and held office in the Palace. CDG

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READ: #INQFact: Where did past Philippine Presidents live?

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