How was PNoy’s first night at Bahay Pangarap?
Aquino, who slept in his new home for the first time on Thursday night, said he had to adjust to his new room, his new bed, and even to the unfamiliar position of the light switches.
"Alam mo yung pakiramdam na ‘Eto na, eto na kulungan’? Parang di ka magmamadaling pumasok (You know the feeling of, ‘Here it is, here’s my prison cell’? You wouldn't be rushing to enter it)," he told reporters in jest.
Aquino, however, could not say how often he will be staying at Bahay Pangarap in a week, saying he was advised to keep his schedule unpredictable for security reasons.
Even though he still prefers to stay at his Times Street home in Quezon City because of the "comfort" his family home brings, Aquino said he has accepted that he has to stay more often at Bahay Pangarap so his security detail will have less difficulty securing him when he commutes to his Malacañang office.
Bahay Pangarap is located inside Malacañang Park, which is on the opposite side of the Pasig River fronting Malacañang proper. To get to his office at the Premier Guesthouse, Aquino has the option to take a short travel route by land across Nagtahan Bridge, or directly cross the river aboard the presidential barge, which may take only five minutes.
Three additional rooms — a guest room, a room for Aquino's household staff, and a room for his close-in security — have been added to the originally one-room Bahay Pangarap.—Jam Sisante/JV, GMANews.TV