On the 12th of October, students in grade 8 International, led by the homeroom teacher Tiberiu Dragoiu-Luca and teacher chaperone Dave Santos, had the opportunity to visit the Malacañang Presidential Palace and Museum. The Palace showcases the historical and political development of the Republic of the Philippines. Students learned about the Spanish and American colonization of the islands, about the fight and sacrifices for the independence, as well as about the 16 presidents. Many historical artifacts were carefully preserved, such as clothes, documents, furniture, medals, wood carving, chandeliers, etc.
At the completion of the visit, students had the unique opportunity to visit the Press Briefing Room, where students met the Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
Hannah Gunia said “… it was an inspiring experience. We got to see the political and history side of the Philippines throughout the years; it was a memorable and historical experience”.
Chayse Carcamo said “I think the palace was amazing and a good experience, the wood ceilings were very nice and showed elegance. The rooms with all the paintings were also exquisite; it was a good experience for our class to learn about some history of the country we live in and see it for ourselves.” Abhilasha Khatiwada said ”… we learned many things about the political side of the Philippines; it was fascinating to see what a long way the Philippines has overcome.”
~submitted by Tiberiu Dragoiu-Luca