Malacañang website inaccessible due to 'updating' — admin

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 17) — The official website of Malacañang, which has the repositories of the Philippine Museum and Library, was reported inaccessible on Monday.

It was former Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III who raised alarm over what appears to be a sudden takedown of the Presidential Museum and Library website.

"malacanang.gov.ph, where the repositories of the Presidential Museum and Library were, is gone," Quezon tweeted.

The Presidential Museum and Library preserves, manages and promotes the heritage of the Philippine presidency. It also stores historical records of the martial law regime under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

Quezon’s tweet sparked concerns about historical revisionism amid the looming presidency of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. The late dictator's son is poised for a landslide win with 31 million votes based on the partial and unofficial tally of the Commission on Elections.

The administration of the Presidential Museum and Library issued a statement Monday afternoon in response to concerns.

"Please be informed that, contrary to reports that it has been deleted, the website malacanang.gov.ph is merely suspended following measures to update the content therein and improve its security features," the statement read.

It also assured that the contents of the website were not compromised, and "will be made available to the public at the soonest possible time."

Due to the inaccessibility of the Malacañang website, Quezon shared via Twitter the links to websites with features and documents on martial law that can be found on the Official Gazette of the Philippines website.

Among the titles are the following:

1. Declaration of Martial Law (English and Filipino https://t.co/FBlFHhWjtg version)

2. The Fall of the Dictatorship

3. Infographic: The day Marcos declared Martial Law 

4. Si Ninoy Aquino

5. Edsa, Elsewhere: The 1986 People Power Revolution

Quezon also provided links to alternative copies of materials that were already published in books, such as the archived publications of the former Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office and the https://philippinediaryproject.com/about-the-philippine-diary-project/Philippine Diary Project.

Quezon owns and manages the Philippine Diary Project, which is an online repository of diary entries penned by Filipinos or foreigners writing about the Philippines.