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Laperal Mansion and its importance in the celebration of Philippine culture


We Filipinos are well-known for our hospitality. We welcome our guests, attend to their needs, and ensure that we leave a lasting impression. This unique trait emanated in the refurbishing of Laperal Mansion, one of the historic houses in the Malacañan complex and formerly used as the residence of Presidents Corazon Aquino and Fidel Ramos. Today, the famed mansion will serve as a guest house for foreign heads of state and government visiting our shores. Diplomats assigned in the Philippines toured the historic houses in the complex and an exclusive look into the newly renovated Laperal Mansion right before the commemoration of the anniversary of the 1986 People Power.

Other newsletter highlights this week:

  • Cult-favourite fashion hub Halohalo unveils its first brick-and-mortar store at Power Plant Mall
  • This Filipino E-learning platform has created a library of free online courses that everyone can contribute to
  • 5 Dried Flower Shops in Manila: FlowerStore PH, Floral Notes, and more
  • National Museum of Natural History presents ‘Faces and Flora’ photography exhibition by Jan Mayo

Franz Sorilla IV
Assistant Digital Editor, Tatler Philippines