Mansion House, Baguio

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    The President's Mansion

    by Chinggis_n_Borte Written Feb 18, 2015

    This is known as ' The Mansion ", which is the summer residence of the President.
    Built by the Americans in 1904 as the summer residence of American Governor
    Generals like William Forbes and William Howard Taft . Taft later became the 27th US President on his return to the USA after serving as Gov. General of the Philippines.

    The Mansion's front gate is sometimes open like when we got here , so the public can walk in few meters to take photos .But that is far as you can get. It is not allowed to get too close to the mansion or neither go for a walk inside except if you are perhaps a dignitary and under order by the President. The perimeter is guarded by military men in camouflaged fatigue uniforms.

    Although the mansion got history in it, you should just get more information through goggling.
    Simply this place is for photography purposes only , then walk away:

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    Visit the Mansion House

    by joiwatani Updated Sep 6, 2010

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    The Mansion House is the official house of the President of the Philippines north of Manila. If the President goes to Baguio City, he/she stays at the Mansion House.

    There are usually guards in front of the Mansion House and they sometimes just ask some questions when they stop you. They are very friendly and sometimes when you are done taking pictures, they ask you to buy a shirt or a pin from them.

    I bought a yellow Filipino shirt and a Filipino pin just to be nice to them. If you are alone travelling, you can even ask them to take your pictures!

    The guards at the Mansion House
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    Mansion House

    by steven1117 Written Jun 8, 2005

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    Ornate iron gates open to the Mansion House, the official summer residence of Philippine presidents. It offers tourists with great photo opportunities with its rectangular reflecting pool along a tree-lined walkway. It also houses a museum of presidential memorabilia. Near the Mansion House is Wright Park where neophyte riders can trot around an oval track guided by trainers who lead horses with a hand-held leash. At the Mines View Park, tourists can have a panoramic view of the old mines of Benguet. At the park entrance is a flea market for souvenir items.

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    Mansion House

    by Skye_Miles Written Feb 25, 2003

    Mansion House, the official summer residence of Philippine presidents. It offers tourists with great photo opportunities with its rectangular reflecting pool along a tree-lined walkway. It also houses a museum of presidential memorabilia. Near the Mansion House is Wright Park where neophyte riders can trot around an oval track guided by trainers who lead horses with a hand-held leash. At the Mines View Park, tourists can have a panoramic view of the old mines of Benguet. At the park entrance is a flea market for souvenir items.

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