Call for Candidature – ICOMOS Philippines Board of Trustees (2023-2026)

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in the Philippines was originally established on August 8, 1988, accredited by the ICOMOS International Secretariat. The President was Regalado Trota Jose, with Ramon Faustman as Vice President, Milagros Jamir as Treasurer, Fr. Rene Javellana, S.J., as Secretary and Rache Cuna as Membership Officer. The organization was established anew in 2010 as a non-profit corporation, with founding trustees Augusto Villalon, Michael Manalo, Jocelyn Mananghaya, Lucille Karen Malilong and Melvin Patawaran. The Philippine National Committee of ICOMOS International is subject to Philippine law as well as ICOMOS International Statutes and Rules. In particular, it has adopted the Ethical Principles for ICOMOS Members (adopted at the 18th General Assembly, 12 November 2014)

In accordance with the ICOMOS Philippines By-laws, the 2023 General Assembly will elect the Board of Trustees for a term of three years (2023-2026). The Board of Trustees will elect among themselves the Chairman / President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Functions and Powers of the Board of Trustees (in by-laws)

The Board of Trustees shall have general charge of the property, business, and affairs of the Organization with the power to manage, direct and supervise the same under its collective responsibility as provided in the By-Laws and the Policies and Procedure. Trustees shall:

  1. Appoint or elect all officers, employees and other administrative officers of the Organization as may be designated, except junior officers and minor employees; to define their duties and to discipline or remove them.
  2. Purchase or otherwise acquire for the Organization rights and privileges of properties, and to manage, conserve and invest the funds of the Organization.
  3. Approve the annual budget of the Organization.
  4. Delegate from time to time any of the powers of the Board which can lawfully be delegated to any standing or special committee or to any agent or officers and to appoint any person or persons to act as agents of the Organization with such powers and upon such terms as it may deem fit.

Additional Scope of Work of the Board of Trustees (as defined by current board)

Members of the ICOMOS Philippines Board of Trustees donate time and expertise to the Organization and they are part of a working board. As such, Trustees are expected to do the following tasks:

  1. Donate a minimum of 20 hours a month of their time to the organization. Each trustee must take charge of one of the following for the duration of their tenure: staff management; fundraising; or 1 project per year with support of the Secretariat or Membership.
  2. Assist the President in the cultivation of donors, partners, supporters, collaborators, allies, and other stakeholders.
  3. Ensure the organization’s activities are compliant and in furtherance of its mission in compliance with international parent organization and local mission / vision.
  4. Engage in the creation of long and short-term goals with the Board.
  5. Respond to email within 48 hours for items for Board approval, as and when required.
  6. Craft policies to further a sustainable organization.

Requirements for Candidates

Application Procedure:

Interested parties should submit the following:

  1. Updated CV 
  2. letter of intent 
  3. proposed action plan for the next 3 years 
  4. short bio 
  5. a formal photo (for internal and public announcements)

Send to the ICOMOS Philippines’ Secretariat at with the email title: “Trustee Application 2023 – Last Name” by 03 July 2023.

Candidates’ information (application requirements) will be made available to the membership through the ICOMOS Philippines members only Facebook group and via email. The list of candidates and their respective platforms will also be posted in the ICOMOS Philippines official website.

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