Over 21K Filipinos visit Malacañang for Christmas activities

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 25) — Over 21,000 Filipinos have visited the Malacañan Palace to attend the Simbang Gabi and view the Christmas tree and lantern displays at the Kalayaan grounds.

In a statement on Sunday, the Office of the Press Secretary said there were 2,895 attendees for the Simbang Gabi from Dec. 17 to 24.

The Presidential Security Group (PSG) also recorded 14,988 spectators for the Pailaw sa Kalayaan from Dec. 18 to 24.

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The PSG added some 3,200 visitors went to the Kalayaan Grounds on Christmas Day.

Malacañang said President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made a surprise visit after the Christmas Eve mass ended.

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