Thanks to Isabelle Duterte’s crazy photo shoot in Malacañang Palace and the fact that it might not even count as a pre-debut shoot because she’s only 15, we think it’s important for Filipinos to know that there are far better places to have your photoshoots at before we you do something that can potentially violate laws. Don’t worry though, if you want something as rustic and historical as the Malacañang Palace, there are more places around the metro (and outside of it) that are just as beautiful.

So if you’re planning early for your 2018 debut party, here are 10 of the best pre-debut/prenup photo shoot locations in the Philippines for you to check out. Plus they’re all completely okay to hold your photoshoots for just as long as you follow the location’s rules and regulations.

1. Ronac Art Center

Where: San Juan

Theme: Minimalist, Artsy

Contact: 0916 317 7099 | Facebook

Ikot ikot lang

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2. Fort Ilocandia, Ilocos Norte

Where: Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

Theme: Rustic, Historical, Nature

Contact: (6377) 670-9101 (Laoag),  (632) 478-6506 / (632) 654-7055 (Manila Sales Office) | Facebook | Website

7/8/16: One exquisite spot of Fort Ilocandia. 👌🏻

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3. Cintai Corito’s Garden, Batangas

Where: Sitio Pandayan, Batangas

Theme: Balinese, Artsy, Nature

Contact: 0917 833 1508 | Facebook | Website


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4. Pilillia Wind Farm, Tanay

Where: Pilillia, Rizal

Theme: Nature

Contact: Facebook

5. The Heirloom Manila

Where: Visayas Ave, Quezon City

Theme: Rustic, Vintage

Contact: +632 928 6093 | Facebook

Shine and Tony 👫

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6. Space Encounters

Where: Padilla Bldg.,Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Theme: Minimalist, Midcentury Modern

Contact: 0917 795 6739, (632) 910 8031 | Facebook | Website

7. The Filling Station

Where: Poblacion, Makati

Theme: Riverdale-style, Retro, Vintage, Neon

Contact: (02) 897 2053 | Facebook

Retro Gaming Mode On 🙋 #hujiapp

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8. PNR

Where: PNR Executive Building, Tondo, Manila

Theme: Vintage, Historical, Ghostly

Contact: 319-0041 | Website

9. Casa Real, Acacia Estates

Where: Acacia Estates, Taguig

Theme: Vintage, Historical, Old Manila

Contact: (02) 218 8891 | Facebook

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10. Intramuros

Where: Manila City

Theme: Historical, Old Manila

Contact: (02) 527 3155 (Intramuros Administration) | Website


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We Went on a Bamboo Bike EcoTour Around Intramuros

Bonus: Casa Roces

Okay, so let’s say you really want to hold your pre-debut shoot in Malacañang. Try Casa Roces. This rustic restaurant just along the Malacañang grounds is the perfect place to capture the Old Manila. While you’re there, don’t forget to try their heartwarming dishes whos recipes have been around for ages.

Where: 1153 JP Laurel cor Aguado St. San Miguel, Manila

Theme: Historical, Old Manila, Vintage

Contact: List of Contact Numbers

Making an entrance

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