President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. just announced that the public can now attend “Simbang Gabi” at Malacañan Palace. He reportedly said this during a Christmas party held for employees, according to the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS).
Located in Mendiola, Malacañang is the official residence and office of the president of the Philippines. The schedule of predawn masses at the palace is said to be every 4:30 in the morning, specifically in front of Mabini Hall. From 7 pm to 6 am on December 18 to 24, the palace grounds will be open for everyone, which can be accessed through Gate 6 across Kalayaan Hall.
“The traditional Simbang Gabi, which will be until December 24, will give the public the chance to view the Christmas Tree and parols,” the Palace stated.
December 16 kicked off the traditional series of early morning masses for Filipino Catholics, nine days before Christmas day.
Two weeks ago, the president also reportedly led a Christmas tree-lighting and gift-giving event at the Palace.
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