The Malacañang Museum Website Is Temporarily Suspended
Earlier on Monday (May 16), Twitter was abuzz after historian and writer Manolo Quezon III tweeted that the official website of Malacañang was down. The website houses the digital Presidential Museum and Library, where many important historical records are stored.
The website is still inaccessible as of late Monday evening, however, Quezon listed alternative sources where historical documents, particularly about Martial Law, are still available online. In a series of tweets, Quezon explained how websites like The Official Gazette and Archive.org house the copies of important historical documents.
Quezon, the grandson of the late president Manuel Quezon, is the former Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Undersecretary.
After the issue gained attention online, the government released a statement through the Presidential Museum and Library’s official Facebook page, which confirmed that the Malacañang website is temporarily suspended. However, the Malacañang Museum explained that it was down to allow the website to “update the content therein” and to “improve its security features.”
To assuage netizens’ fears of potential revisionism, Malacañang Museum clarified that “the contents of the said website have not been compromised and will be made available to the public at the soonest possible time.”
See the full statement here:
Until then, curious readers can explore the Philippines’ historical archives through the government's official accounts on archive.org for the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, Presidential Museum and Library, Malacañan Palace, and the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office.