Philippine Laws on Heritage

The House of Representatives of the Philippines

Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees, Executive Orders, Presidential Proclamations, Letters of Instructions, Supreme Court Decisions, House of Representative Bills, and Senate Bills concerning heritage conservation

Legislative Issuances

Republic Acts

  • RA 176 – An Act To Create A National Commission On Educational, Scientific And Cultural Matters.
  • RA 289 – An Act Providing For The Construction Of A National Pantheon For Presidents Of The Philippines, National Heroes and Patriots Of The Country.
  • RA 597 – An Act To Declare Fort Santiago A National Shrine And To Provide For The Preservation Of Historical Monuments In The Walled City Of Manila.
  • RA 841 – An Act To Designate The District Or City Engineers To Take Charge Of Reconstructing, Maintaining, Protecting And Cleaning Monuments And Historical Markers Situated Within Their Respective Jurisdictions And Regulating The Construction Or Manufacture Of Such Structure Or Plaque To Perpetuate The Memory Of A Person Or Event.
  • RA 1059 – Republic Act No. 1059 – An Act Prohibiting The Naming Of Sitios, Barrios, Municipalities, Cities, Provinces, Streets, Highways, Avenues, Bridges, And Other Public Thoroughfares, Parks, Plazas, Public Schools, Public Buildings, Piers, Governmentr- Crafts And Vessels, And Other Public Institutions After Living Persons.
  • RA 1427 – An Act Appropriating Funds To Carry Out The Purposes Of The Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission Created By Executive Order Numbered Fifty-Two, Dated August Ten, Nineteen Hundred And Fifty-Four.
  • RA 1569 – An Act to Amend Section One of Republic Act Numbered Five Hundred Ninety-Seven, Entitled “An Act to Declare Fort Santiago a National Shrine and to Provide for the Preservation of Historical Monuments in the Walled City of Manila.” and to Authorize the Sale of the Former Site of the Ayuntamiento to the Central Bank of the Philippines.
  • RA 1607 – Republic Act No. 1607 – An Act Declaring Intramuros A Commercial, Residential And Educational District, Repealing For That Purpose Commonwealth Act Numbered One Hundred Seventy-One And Republic Act Numbered Five Hundred Ninety-Seven.
  • RA 2703 – An Act Appropriating Funds to Carry Out the Purposes of the Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission Created by Executive Order Numbered Fifty-Two, Dated August Ten, Nineteen Hundred Fifty-Four.
  • RA 3037 – An Act Appropriating the Sum of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos for the Purchase of the Rizal Relics.
  • RA 3532 – An Act Appropriating One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos For The Construction Of A Monument At Fort Santiago, To Honor The Memory Of The Unknown Soldiers.
  • RA 3873 – An Act Changing The Name Of The Bureau Of Public Libraries To The National Library.
  • RA 3874 – An Act Prohibiting the Exportation of Antiques of the Philippine Islands.
  • RA 4039 – An Act Providing For The Establishment Of A National Shrine In The Municipality Of Kawit, Province Of Cavite, To Be Known As Freedom Shrine, And Authorizing The Appropriations Of Funds Therefor.
  • RA 4846 – An Act To Establish A National Historical Commission, To Define Its Powers And Functions, Authorizing The Appropriation Of Funds Therefor, And For Other Purposes.
  • RA 4846 – An Act To Repeal Act Numbered Thirty Eight Hundred Seventy Four, And To Provide For The Protection And Preservation Of Philippine Cultural Properties.
  • RA 5648 – An Act Providing For The Establishment Of A National Shrine In The Municipality Of Batac, Province Of Ilocos Norte, To Be Known As Ricarte Shrine.
  • RA 5649 – An Act Providing for the Establishment of a National Shrine in the Municipality of Batac, Province of Ilocos Norte, to be Known as Aglipay Shrine.
  • RA 6043 – An Act Appropriating Funds To Carry Out The Purposes Of The Burgos-Gomez-Zamora Centennial Commission Created By Executive Order Numbered One Hundred Fifty-Five Dated October Twenty-Eight, Nineteen Hundred Sixty-Eight.
  • RA 7104 – An Act Creating The Commission On The Filipino Language, Prescribing Its Powers, Duties And Functions, And For Other Purposes.
  • RA 7356 – An Act Creating The National Commission For Culture And The Arts, Establishing National Endowment Fund For Culture And The Arts, And For Other Purposes.
  • RA 8085 – An Act Amending Section Two of P.D. No. 260, as Amended, Declaring as Historical Landmark All Ancestral Houses Along Rizal Street, Silay City, Negros Occidental.
  • RA 8491 – An Act Prescribing The Code Of The National Flag, Anthem, Motto, Coat-Of-Arms And Other Heraldic Items And Devices Of The Philippines.
  • RA 8492 – An Act Establishing A National Museum System, Providing For Its Permanent Home And For Other Purposes.
  • RA 9470 – An Act To Strengthen The System Of Management And Administration Of Archival Records, Establishing For The Purpose The National Archives Of The Philippines, And For Other Purposes.
  • RA 9548 – An Act Establishing An Arts And Culture High School In The Capital Town Of Pili, Province Of Camarines Sur To Be Known As The Bikol High School For The Arts And Culture And Appropriating Funds Therefor.
  • RA 10066 – An Act Providing For The Protection And Conservation Of The National Cultural Heritage, Strengthening The National Commission For Culture And The Arts (Ncca) And Its Affiliated Cultural Agencies, And For Other Purposes.
  • RA 10086 – An Act Strengthening Peoples’ Nationalism Through Philippine History By Changing The Nomenclature Of The National Historical Institute Into The National Historical Commission Of The Philippines, Strengthening Its Powers And Functions, And For Other Purposes.
  • RA 10087 – An Act Amending Republic Act No. 3873, Entitled An Act Changing The Name Of The Bureau Of Public Libraries To The National Library.

Presidential Decrees

  • PD 15 (05 Oct 1972) – Creating The Cultural Center Of The Philippines, Defining Its Objectives, Powers And Functions And For Other Purposes.
  • PD 105 (24 Jan 1973) – Declaring National Shrines As Sacred (Hallowed) Places And Prohibiting Desecration Thereof.
  • PD 106 (24 Jan 1973) – Declaring As Final And Binding The Decisions Of The National Historical Commission On The Naming And Renaming Of Historical Edifices And Landmarks.
  • PD 179 (26 Apr 1973) – Amending Section 4 Of Presidential Decree No. 15 Dated October 5, 1972, Creating The Cultural Center Of The Philippines.
  • PD 260 (01 Aug 1973) – Declaring The Sta. Ana Site Museum In Manila, The Roman Catholic Churches Of Paoay And Bacarra In Ilocos Norte, The San Agustin Church And Liturgical Objects Therein In Intramuros, Manila, Fort Pilar In Zamboanga City, The Petroglyphs Of The Rock-Shelter In Angono, Rizal, The Petroglyphs Of Alab, Bontoc, The Stone Agricultural Calendars Of Dap-Ay Guiday In Besao, Bontoc, The Mummy Caves Of Kabayan, Benguet And Of Sagada And Alab, Bontoc, The Ifugao Rice Terraces Of Banaue As National Cultural Treasures; And The Barasoain Church In Malolos, Bulacan, Tirad Pass In Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, The Miagao Church In Miagao, Iloilo, The Site Of The Battle Of Mactan On Mactan Island, Cebu, The San Sebastian Church In Quiapo, Manila, And The Church And Convent Of Santo NiO In Cebu City As National Shrines, Monuments, And/ Or Landmarks, Defining The Implementing Agencies And Providing Funds Therefor.
  • PD 373 (09 Jan 1974) – Exempting From Taxation All Donations To The National Museum, The National Library And The Archives Of The National Historical Institute.
  • PD 374 (10 Jan 1974) – Amending Certain Sections Of Republic Act No. 4846, Otherwise Known As The “Cultural Properties Preservation And Protection Act.”
  • PD 375 (14 Jan 1974) – Amending Presidential Decree No. 260 By Including The Two Hundred-Year-Old Basilica Of Taal, Batangas, And The Church Of Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur, Among The National Landmarks And Monuments Declared As National Shrines.
  • PD 496 (28 Jun 1974) – Amending Section 3 Of Presidential Decree No. 260.
  • PD 756 (30 Jul 1975) – Amending P.D. 260 To Include The Mestizo Section, The Houses Of Padre Jose Burgos And Leona Florentino In Its Scope.
  • PD 774 (22 Aug 1975) – Assigning, Transferring And Conveying In Fee Simple To The Cultural Center Of The Philippines Certain Parcel Of Land Of The Public Domain Situated In The City Of Pasay.
  • PD 804-A (30 Sep 1975) – Establishing The Planetarium And Defining The Operation Thereof.
  • PD 1277 (04 Jan 1977) – Providing For The Preservation Of The Walls Of Intramuros And The Restoration Of Its Original Moat And Esplanade.
  • PD 1076 (26 Jan 1977) – Amending Part XII On Education And Part Xix On National Security Of The Integrated Reorganization Plan, By Transferring The Functions Of The Defunct National Shrines Commission To The Department Of National Defense.
  • PD 1109 (28 Mar 1977) – Declaring The Archaeological Areas In Cagayan Valley And Kalinga-Apayao Archaeological Reservation.
  • PD 1678 (01 Jan 1978) – Granting Energy Incentive Allowance To Certain Personnel Of The National Museum And Providing Funds Therefor.
  • PD 1444 (10 Jun 1978) – Further Amending Presidential Decree No. 15 As Amended By Presidential Decree No. 179, Entitled “Creating The Cultural Center Of The Philippines, Defining Its Objectives, Powers And Functions And For Other Purposes.”
  • PD 1499 (11 Jun 1978) – Amending Presidential Decree No. 260 To Include The Petroglyphs In The Caves At The Tao’t-Bato Area In Barangay Ransang, Quezon, Palawan.
  • PD 1505 (11 Jun 1978) – Amending Presidential Decree No. 260, As Amended, By Prohibiting The Unauthorized Modification, Alteration, Repair And Destruction Of Original Features Of All National Shrines, Monuments, Landmarks And Other Important Historic Edifices.
  • PD 1537 (11 Jun 1978) – Amending Presidential Decree No. 1277 Dated January 4, 1978 Entitled “Providing For The Preservation Of The Walls Of Intramuros And The Restoration Of Its Original Moat And Esplanade” By Including Preservation And Restoration Of The Walled City.
  • PD 1616 (10 Apr 1979) – Creating The “Intramuros Administration” For Purposes Of Restoring And Administering The Development Of Intramuros.
  • PD 1719 (02 Sep 1980) – Amending Presidential Decree Numbered 1578 Granting Emergency Allowance For Certain Personnel Of The National Museum And Providing Funds Therefor.
  • PD 1748 (10 Dec 1980) – Amending The Charter Of The Intramuros Administration.
  • PD 1825 (16 Jan 1981) – Further Amending Presidential Decree No. 15 (Cultural Center Of The Philippines), As Amended By Presidential Decree No. 1444 And 1815.

Batas Pambansa

  • BP 150 (08 Feb 1982) – An Act Further Amending Presidential Decree Numbered Two Hundred Sixty As Amended, By Including Six-Hundred-Year-Old Karim Ul-Makhdum Mosque Of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, Among The National Landmarks And Monuments Declared As National Shrines.

Commonwealth Acts

  • CA 169 (12 Nov 1936) – An Act Appropriating The Sum Of Fifty Thousand Pesos To Be Expended Under The Direction Of The President Of The Philippines For The Purpose Of Identifying And Appropriately Marking The Historic Antiquities In The Philippines, Or Preserving, Or Acquiring The Same.
  • CA 171 (12 Nov 1936) – Adopting Spanish Colonial type of Architecture on all buildings to be constructed, altered or repaired in Intramuros.
  • CA 731 (04 Jul 1946) – An Act To Amend Sections Eighteen And Nineteen Of Article V, Book I, Of The Revised Administrative Code, As Amended.

Acts

  • Act 243 (28 Sep 1901) – An Act Granting The Right To Use Public Land Upon The Luneta In The City Of Manila Upon Which To Erect A Statue To Jose Rizal, From A Fund To Be Raised By Public Subscriptions, And Prescribing As A Condition The Method By Which Such Subscription Shall Be Collected And Disbursed.
  • Act 893 (1903) – An Act Appropriating Fifteen Thousand Dollars, United States Currency, For The Purpose Of Constributing To The Erection Of The Rizal Monument, And Authorizing The Insular Treasurer To Deposit The Funds Already Collected In A Bank To Draw Interest.
  • Act 1856 (13 Jun 1903) – An Act Authorizing the Construction of a Pantheon Of Illustrious Filipinos, And Providing For The Appointment Of A Committee To Take Charge Of The Matter.
  • Act 3602 (30 Nov 1929) – An Act Appropriating The Sum Of Ninety-Seven Thousand Pesos To Complete The Amount Existing In The Insular Treasury For The Erection Of A Monument To The Memory Of Andres Bonifacio, And For Other Purposes.
  • Act 3751 (26 Nov 1930) – An Act To Authorize The Erection Of A Monument Or Memorial To General Gregorio Del Pilar At The Place Where He Fell In Tirad Pass, Province Of Ilocos Sur, And Appropriate Funds For That Purpose .

Bills of the House of Representatives

  • House Bill 102 – Cultural Property Sightline Act 
  • House Bill 824 – City of San Fernando Paskuhan Village Act of 2019
  • House Bill 1341 – Declaring Burnham Park a National Heritage Park
  • House Bill 1662 – Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage Act
  • House Bill 1944 – Declaring the city of Butuan a Heritage Tourism Zone
  • House Bill 2111 – Chocolate Hills Protection Act of 2016
  • House Bill 4427 – Declaring the old San Vicente Church, Gabaldon Building, Palacio del Gobernador, Spanish Baldi, Diego Silang Marker, Ancestral Houses in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur as Cultural and Historical Patrimony
  • House Bill 4487 – Creating and establishing the Ifugao Rice Terraces Commission
  • House Bill 6320 – Siquijor Responsible Tourism Act
  • House Bill 7622 – Strengthening the conservation and protection of our national cultural heritage, through an enhanced cultural policy, heritage education, and cultural mapping program

Executive Issuances

Executive Orders

  • EO 451, s. 1933 (12 Oct 1933) – Creating the Historical Research and Markers Committee.
  • EO 91, s. 1937 (23 Jan 1937) – Creating the Philippine Historical Commission.
  • EO 310, s. 1940 (04 Dec 1940) – Creating the Philippine Heraldry Commission.
  • EO 79, s. 1945 (17 Dec 1945) – Creating A Quezon Memorial Committee To Take Charge Of The Nation-Wide Campaign To Raise Funds For The Erection Of A National Monument In Honor Of The Late President Manuel L. Quezon.
  • EO 651, s. 1953 (15 Dec 1953) – Creating The Roxas Memorial Commission To Take Charge Of The Nation-Wide Campaign For Funds For The Construction Of The Roxas Memorial On The Site Reserved For The Purpose By Proclamation No. 359 Dated December 16, 1952, And For The Construction Of A Low-Cost Housing Project For Disabled War Veterans On The Site Reserved Therefor By Proclamation No. 422 Dated November 12, 1953.
  • EO 58, s. 1954 (16 Aug 1954) – Declaring Corregidor And Bataan National Shrines, Opening Them To The Public And Making Them Accessible As Tourist Attractions And Scenes Of Popular Pilgrimages, And Creating A Commission For Their Development And Maintenance.
  • EO 52, s. 1954 (10 Aug 1954) – Creating the Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission.
  • EO 87, s. 1955 (05 Jan 1955) – Amending Executive Order No. 58 Dated August 16, 1954, Entitled “Declaring Corregidor And Bataan National Shrines, Opening Them To The Public And Making Them Accessible As Tourist Attractions And Scenes Of Popular Pilgrimages, And Creating A Commission For Their Development And Maintenance.”
  • EO 94, s. 1955 (07 Feb 1955) – Further Amending Executive Order No. 58, Dated August 16, 1954, So As To Include The Director Of The Planning Of The National Planning Commission As Member Of The Commission For The Development And Maintenance Of Corregidor And Bataan.
  • EO 204, s. 1956 (09 Oct 1956) – Renaming The Corregidor-Bataan National Shrines Commission Cheated Under Executive Order No. 58 Dated August 16, 1954, As The National Shrines Commission, Modifying The Membership Thereof, And Giving It Additional Functions.
  • EO 254, s. 1957 (27 Jun 1957) – Creating The Juan Luna Centennial Commission.
  • EO 262, 1957 (15 Aug 1957) – Amending Executive Order No. 253 Dated June 27, 1957, Entitled “Abolishing The Committee On The Restoration Of The Rizal Home In Calamba And The Dapitan Park, In Zamboanga And Transferring Its Personnel, Assets, And Records To The Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission”.
  • EO 263, 1957 (15 Aug 1957) – Creating the Pinaglabanan Commemorative Commission.
  • EO 14, s. 1962 (29 Jun 1962) – Abolishing the Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission and creating a Committee to carry out the remaining activities of the Commission.
  • EO 28, s. 1962 (27 Dec 1962) – Amending Executive Order No. 14, Dated June 29, 1962, By Converting The Committee Created Thereunder Into A National Heroes Commission With Additional Members, Duties, And Functions.
  • EO 53, s. 1963 (03 Oct 1963) – Abolishing the Juan Luna Centennial Commission.
  • EO 173, s. 1965 (04 Oct 1965) – Declaring The “Casa Real” At Malolos, Bulacan, A National Shrine.
  • EO 18, s. 1966 (24 Mar 1966) – Creating The Intramuros Restoration Committee.
  • EO 30, s. 1966 (25 Jun 1966) – Creating The Cultural Center Of The Philippines.
  • EO 84, s. 1967 (06 Sep 1967) – Authorizing The Temporary Transfer Of The Archives Of The Republic From The Bureau Of Records Management To The National Library.
  • EO 90, s. 1967 (09 Oct 1967) – Amending Executive Order No. 84 Dated September 6, 1967, Entitled, “Authorizing The Temporary Transfer Of The Archives Of The Republic From The Bureau Of Records Management To The National Library.”
  • EO 123, s. 1968 (15 Mar 68) – Further Amending Executive Order No. 58 Dated August 4, 1954, As Amended, By Giving The National Shrines Commission The Authority To Enter Into Any Contract For The Purpose Of Converting Areas Into Tourist Spots And Leasing Them To Qualified Parties.
  • EO 316, s. 1971 (06 May 1971) – Delegating To The National Historical Commission The Authority To Choose And Select The Awardee Or Awardees In The Field Of History, Annual Republic Cultural Heritage Awards.
  • EO 370, s. 1972 (31 Jan 1972) – Transferring The Administration And Custody Of The Aguinaldo Mansion In Kawit, Cavite, From The National Museum To The National Historical Commission.
  • EO 394, s. 1972 (16 May 1972) – Further Amending Executive Order No. 263 Dated August 15, 1957, Entitled “Creatingthe Pinaglabanan Commemorative Commission,” as Amended By Executive Order No. 300 Dated May 29, 1958, and Executive Order No. 433 Dated June 20, 1961.
  • EO 853, s. 1982 (06 Dec 1982) – Creating a Committee to Take Charge of the Planning and Execution of the Commemorative Activities for the 1984 Teodoro M. Kalaw Centennial Anniversary.
  • EO 1058, s. 1985 (10 Oct 1985) – Increasing The Membership Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Cultural Center Of The Philippines.
  • EO 118, s. 1987 (30 Jan 1987) – Creating The Presidential Commission On Culture And Arts.
  • EO 128, s. 93 (04 Oct 1993) – Reconstituting The Committee For The Preparation Of The National Centennial Celebrations In 1998.
  • EO 80, s. 1999 (05 Mar 1999) – Transferring The Cultural Center Of The Philippines, Commission On Filipino Language, National Museum, National Historical Institute, National Library, And Records Management And Archives Office To The National Commission For Culture And The Arts For Policy Coordination.
  • EO 158, s. 1999 (11 Oct 1999) – Amending Executive Order No. 80 Dated March 05, 1999 By Reverting The Commission On Filipino Language To The Administrative Supervision Of The Office Of The President.
  • EO 430, s. 2005 (26 May 2005) – Delegating To The Secretary Of Education The Power To Exercise Oversight Function Over The National Commission For Culture And The Arts (NCCA).
  • EO 532, s. 2006 (06 Jun 2006) – Delegating To The Secretary Of Education The Power To Exercise Oversight Function Over The National Historical Institute.
  • EO 610, s. 2007 (13 Mar 2007) – Transferring To The Department Of Education The Responsibility Of The Office Of The President Over The Budgetary Requirements Of The National Museum.
  • EO 880, s. 2010 (18 May 2010) – Placing The Malacañang Museum In The Office Of The President Under The Supervision Of The National Museum, Creating The Presidential Special Collection And Providing For Its Administration, And For Other Purposes.

Proclamations

  • Proclamation 616, s. 1940 (03 Sep 1940) – Establishing As Rizal National Park For The Enjoyment Of The People Of The Philippines The Parcel Of Land Situated In The Municipality Of Dapitan, Province Of Zamboanga, Island Of Mindanao.
  • Proclamation 359 (16 Dec 1952) – Reserving As Site Of The Roxas Memorial Certain Parcels Of The Public Domain Situated In The City Of Manila.
  • Proclamation 373, s. 1956 (21 Dec 1956) – Amending Proclamation No. 42, Series Of 1954, By Reducing The Area Of The Land Reserved Therein For The Quezon Memorial Park In Diliman, Quezon City, And Reverting The Excess To The People’s Homesite And Housing Corporation.
  • Proclamation 650, s. 1960 (17 Feb 1960) – Revoking Proclamation No. 373, Series Of 1956, Which Reduces The Area Of The Quezon Memorial Park In Diliman, Quezon City, Established Under Proclamation No. 42, Series Of 1954, And Restoring The Original Area Of Said Quezon Memorial Park.
  • Proclamation 207, s. 1967 (27 May 1967) – Reserving For National Shrine Purposes A Certain Parcel Of Land Of The Private Domain Situated In The District Of Malate, City Of Manila.
  • Proclamation 324, s. 1968 (02 Jan 1968) – Reserving For National Shrine Purposes To Be Known As The “Mabini Shrine” – Certain Parcel Of Land Of The Private Domain Situated In The District Of Pandacan, City Of Manila.
  • Proclamation 433, s. 1968 (23 Jun 1968) – Declaring The Tirad Pass National Park Established Under Proclamation No. 294 Dated July 20, 1938, In The Municipal Districts Of Gregorio Del Pilar And Sigay, And Municipalities Of Quirino, Cervantes And Suyo, Ilocos Sur, As Tirad Pass National Shrine.
  • Proclamation 618, s. 1969 (13 Oct 1969) – Reserving For National Shrine Purposes A Certain Parcel Of Land Of The Private Domain Situated In The Barrio Of Baras, Municipality Of Palo, Province Of Leyte, Philippines.
  • Proclamation 996, s. 1972 (11 Apr 1972) – Declaring The Tabon Cave Complex And All Of Lipuun Point In Quezon, Palawan, As A Site Museum Reservation.
  • Proclamation 1088 (30 Oct 1972) – Dissolving The Trust Called Cultural Center Of The Philippines Created Under Executive Order No. 30 Dated June 25, 1966, And Transferring All Its Rpoperties, Rights And Interests As Well As Its Obligations To A Non-Municipal Public Corporation Of The Same Name Created Under Presidential Decree No. 15 Dated October 5, 1972.
  • Proclamation 1460, s. 1975 (07 Jul 1975) – Declaring The “Bantayog Sa Kiangan” As A Military Shrine Placing Under The Administration Of The Military Memorial Division, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, Department Of National Defense.
  • Proclamation 1683, s. 1977 (17 Oct 1977) – Declaring The Burial Caves At Sitio Alabok, Barangay Cambali, Bagulin, La Union, As A National Cultural Treasure.
  • Proclamation 1726, s. 1978 (31 Mar 1978) – Declaring 1978 As Manuel L. Quezon National Centennial Year And Designating The National Historical Institute To Take Charge Of The Celebration.
  • Proclamation 1743, s. 1978 (02 Jun 1978) – Reserving For Anthropological And Archeological Research Purposes A Certain Portion Of The Public Domain Situated In The Municipality Of Quezon, Province Of Palawan.
  • Proclamation 2203, s. 1982 (05 Jun 1982) – Authorizing The Children’s Museum And Library, Inc. Foundation To Conduct Its Annual National Educational, Membership And Fund Campaign During The Period From June 1, 1982 To May 31, 1983.
  • Proclamation 2443, s. 1985 (19 Aug 1985) – Authorizing The Children’s Museum And Library, Inc. Foundation To Conduct A National Educational, Membership And Fund Campaign From August 1, 1985 To July 31, 1986.
  • Proclamation 86, s. 1987 (09 Mar 1987) – Declaring The Balangays In The Vicinities Of Butuan City, National Cultural Treasures; And The Sites Where These Balangays Are Found, Archaeological Sites, In Accordance With Sections 3 (C) And 3 (J), Respectively, Of Republic Act No. 4846, As Amended, Otherwise Known As The “Cultural Properties Preservation And Protection Act”
  • Proclamation 113, s. 1987 (05 May 1987) – Declaring As Civil Reservation For The National Museum Biological Research Station Site, The 1.16 Hectare Parcel Of Land Located In Barangay Jawili, Municipality Of Tangalan, Province Of Aklan.
  • Proclamation 132, s. 1987 (25 Jul 1987) – Amending Proclamation No. 373 Dated December 21, 1956 Which Reserved Certain Parcels Of Land For The Quezon Memorial Park, By Excluding Parcel 1 Thereof And Reserving The Same Parcel For The Use Of The Bantayog Ng Mga Bayani Foundation, Inc., Situated In Diliman, Quezon City.
  • Proclamation 270, s. 1988 (10 Jun 1988) – Authorizing The National Museum To Conduct A National Educational And Fund Campaign For The Period From June 12, 1988 To June 12, 1989.
  • Proclamation 459, s. 1989 (01 Sep 1989) – Declaring 1990 As Elpidio Quirino Centennial Year In Consonance With The Decade On Filipino Nationalism And Designating The National Historical Institute To Take Charge Of The Celebration.
  • Proclamation 460, s. 1989 (01 Sep 1989) – Authorizing The National Historical Institute In Consonance With The Elpidio Quirino Centennial Year To Conduct A National Fund Campaign For A Period Of One Year.
  • Proclamation 463, s. 1989 (12 Sep 1989) – Declaring 1990 As Claro M. Recto Centennial Year In Consonance With The Decade On Filipino Nationalism And Designating The National Historical Institute To Take Charge Of The Celebration.
  • Proclamation 669, s. 1990 (27 Nov 1990) – Declaring December 8, 1990-December 8, 1991 As The Quadricentennial Of The Foundation Of The Town Of Antipolo, Rizal, In Consonance With The Decade Of Culture, And Designating The National Historical Institute To Take Charge Of The Celebration.
  • Proclamation 683, s. 1991 (28 Jan 1991) – Declaring The Month Of February Of Every Year As National Arts Month.
  • Proclamation 824, s. 1991 (30 Oct 1991) – Declaring The Year 1992 As President Manuel A. Roxas Centennial Year In Consonance With The Decade On Filipino Nationalism And Designating The National Historical Institute (Nhi) To Take Charge Of The Celebration.
  • Proclamation 825, s. 1991 (30 Oct 1991) – Authorizing The National Historical Institute In Consonance With The President Manuel A. Roxas Centennial Year To Conduct A National Fund Campaign From The Date Hereof Up To December 31, 1992.
  • Proclamation 884, s. 1992 (01 Apr 1992) – Declaring 1992 As The Centennial Year Of The Founding Of The Katipunan In Consonance With The Decade Of Filipino Nationalism And Designating The National Historical Institute And The City Government Of Manila To Take Charge Of The Commemoration Thereof.
  • Proclamation 930, s. 1992 (25 Jun 1992) – Declaring The Month Of July 1992 As The Centenary Of The Exile To Dapitan Of Our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, In Consonance With The Decade Of Filipino Nationalism And Designating The National Historical Institute (Nhi) To Take Charge Of The Celebration.
  • Proclamation 283, s. 1993 (25 Oct 1993) – Authorizing The Children’s Museum And Library, Inc., Foundation To Conduct A National Educational, Membership, And Fund Campaign For A Period Of One (1) Year.
  • Proclamation 620, s. 1995 (18 Jul 1995) – Declaring The Existence Of A State Of Calamity In The National Museum/Senate Building Area, Manila.
  • Proclamation 660, s. 1995 (27 Sep 1995) – Declaring October 21 Of Every Year As National Archives Day.
  • Proclamation 941, s. 1996 (16 Dec 1996) – Declaring 1997 As The Death Centenary Of Gat Andres Bonifacio And Designating The National Centennial Commission To Take Charge Of The Celebrations Therefor.
  • Proclamation 1266, s. 1998 (27 Jun 1998) – Declaring The Historical Sites Which Have Played Supportive Roles In The Country’s Struggle For Independence As Centennial Freedom Trail (CFT) Sites.
  • Proclamation 1696, s. 2008 (24 Dec 2008) – Declaring The Year 2009 As The Year Of Baler To Mark The Quadricentennial Foundation Of The Town Of Baler, Province Of Aurora And Directing The Executive Director Of The National Commission For Culture And The Arts To Lead The Implementation Of Program Of Activities For The Occasion.
  • Proclamation 1832, s. 2009 (06 Jul 2009) – Declaring 2009 As The Centennial Year Of The Reconstitution Of The Town Of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte And Directing The Chairman Of The National Historical Institute (Nhi) To Lead The Implementation Of The Program Of Activities For The Celebration.
  • Proclamation 1906-A, s. 2009 (28 Oct 2009) – Amending Proclamation No. 1906, Series Of 2009, Declaring The Month Of October As “National Indigenous Peoples Month” To Include The Department Of Education And The Intellectual Property Office Among The Agencies, Which The National Commission For Culture And The Arts Can Cooperate With In Furtherance Of The Proclamation’s Objectives.
  • Proclamation 967, s. 2015 (10 Feb 2015) – Declaring The Day Of 16 November 2015 As “President Elpidio Quirino Day” In Commemoration Of His 125th Birth Anniversary And Directing The National Historical Commission Of The Philippines To Lead The Implementation Of The Program Of Activities.

Letters of Instructions

  • LOI 733, s. 1978 (28 Aug 1978) – Directing The Restoration Of Certain Areas In Intramuros.
  • LOI 812, s. 1979 (14 Feb 1979) – Directing The Restoration Of The Intendecia Building.
  • LOI 843, s. 1979 (10 Apr 1979) – Directing The Organization And Operationalization Of The Intramuros Administration.
  • LOI 109, s. 1979 (18 Dec 1979) – Approving And Adopting The Development Plan For Intramuros And Directing The Formulation Of The Rules, Regulations And Guidelines For Its Implementation.
  • LOI 1397, s. 1984 (11 Apr 1984) – Establishing Guidelines For The Improvement Of The National Museum.

Judicial Issuances

Decisions