The earliest document to address the building’s roots was the Compendio de la Historia de Filipinas written in 1877 by Spanish historian Felipe de Govantes, in which he stated that the term Malacañán meant “place of the fisherman”.
The sprawling Malacañang Palace complex includes numerous mansions and office buildings designed and built largely in bahay na bato and neoclassical style. The original structure was built in 1750 by Don Luís Rocha, a Spaniard in the galleon trade, he built it as summer house located at San Miguel, Paco, and Sta. Ana along the Pasig River.
In his recent vlog, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday, June 6, led the ceremonial opening of the three heritage structures — Bahay Ugnayan, the Teus Mansion, and the Goldenberg Mansion — that continue to carry the stories of Malacañang’s various occupants through the years.
Bahay Ugnayan on Jose P. Laurel Sr. Street in front of Gate 2 of the Palace, features memorabilia from Mr. Marcos’ 2022 presidential campaign.
The Teus Mansion along Gen. Solano St. displays memorabilia of past Philippine presidents that were previously shown in the Kalayaan Hall presidential museum and library.
President Marcos issued Executive Order (EO) No. 26 on May 12, 2023, to promote and conserve Philippine historical and cultural heritage sites and to oversee the management of Malacañang Heritage Mansions, including the Kalayaan Museum.
The tours are part of a project headed by first lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, it added.