Filipina director helms Inside Malacañang for the National Geographic Channel


Filipina director Marnie Manicad helmed the documentary, Inside Malacañang, for the National Geographic Channel (NGC). It will air on March 18, 2012 at 9PM at NGC.


It was once dubbed as a "foremost home" by Spanish governor generals. The Americans made it a social hub for the country’s elite while the Japanese transformed it into a garrison. Yet after all these changes, Malacañang Palace still stands proudly by the Pasig River today. One would wonder what is now inside the cordoned-off areas of the palace.

On March 18, at 9pm catch the premiere of the original documentary Inside Malacañang as National Geographic Channel (NGC) takes you to an exclusive guided tour inside the oficial residence of the country’s chief executive. This exclusive feature, which took one and a half years to produce, delves into chambers of the palace that were previously off-limits to the media and the public.

Inside Malacañang also examines and breaks long-held myths and beliefs about the President’s entourage. Get to know the everyday routines of the Presidential Security, Group commander, the close-in security aide of President Benigno S. Aquino III, the presidential photographer, and even the presidential food tester.

"NGC has been aiming to feature more relevant programs to the Filipino audience. With Inside Malacañang we hope more Filipinos would appreciate the office of the President and the people who help run it everyday," said Jude Turcuato, Fox International Channels vice president and territory head for Philippines. "Through this documentary that was proudly made by a Filipino production team, Marnie Manicad Productions International, in the hallmark standards of the NGC, we also wanted to show the world-class talent of Filipinos in producing long-form documentaries."

The Inside Malacañang production team is composed of director, producer and head writer Marnie Manicad and narrator Joonee Gamboa.


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