History of ICOMOS Philippines

On August 8, 1988, ICOMOS International, through its Paris office, accredited Philippine National Committee of ICOMOS. 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. During their term, they welcomed Alvaro Gomez Ferrer, a Spanish expert sent by UNESCO to review the Philippine Baroque Churches, which were then on the Philippine tentative list for world heritage sites. It was after that visit that the Baroque Churches received their UNESCO status. 

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 ICOMOS Philippines By-Laws was adopted on 20 November 2009 and was amended on 24 February 2018. The Philippine National Committee of ICOMOS 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). 

ICOMOS Philippines remembers.

ICOMOS Philippines is built by the hard work of members who are passionate with improving the practice of heritage in the Philippines.  Members who have passed are remembered and their contributions to the profession and the organization both internationally and abroad are duly recognized. We commemorate the valuable work of previous champions of heritage. Read more