Just like his predecessor, Benigno Aquino 3rd, President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte chose Bahay Pangarap as his official residence.
Duterte’s top aide, Christopher Go, said Duterte will move in next week.
The Bahay Pangarap is located at the headquarters of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) across the Pasig River from Malacañang Palace, the office of the President.
Built in the 1930s, Bahay Pangarap was designed by architect Juan Arellano. It already underwent a number of renovations, with the recent one led by architect Conrad Onglao in 2008.
The house was used by former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to welcome special guests. It has a swimming pool and a garden.
Duterte earlier said he will not be living in Malacañang because he believes it is haunted by ghosts.