official residence of the President of the Philippines, Malacañan Palace serves as the setting of many historic visits, milestones, intimate gatherings and State Dinners. In its dual functions as official residence and seat of government, Malacañan Palace has offered visitors a unique insight into Philippine culture for over a century. From intricate displays of art and artistry, delicate interpretations of national cuisine, to Malacañan's current style of receiving visitors, the Palace continues to reflect Philippine pride and hospitality. Through a fascinating assemblage of old and new photographs, invitations and prints that date back from the turn of the 20th century, An Invitation to Malacañan
provides a pictorial chronology of time-honored traditions, ceremonial rites and receptions, as well as glimpses of behind-the-scenes planning and preparations for these special functions at the Palace.