The NCCA Secretariat is organized to support the Commission in its assigned tasks and has the responsibility of executing the decisions of the Commission and of preparing analyses and recommendations that constitute the basis of Commission policy and other decisions.
OIC-Executive Director III: Marichu G. Tellano
Direct line: 5230199
Trunk lines: 527-2192 local 729 and 728
Telefax no. 527-2193
Email address: email@example.com
Office of the Deputy Executive Director: Marichu G. Tellano
Direct line: 5230199
Trunk lines: 527-2192 local 729 and 728
Telefax no. 527-2193
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Offices under DED)
Planning and Policy Office
Head: Urbana Cadiz
Tel. No. / Fax. No.: 527-2212 or 527-2192 local 506
Email address: email@example.com
The Planning and Policy Office undertakes policy formulation and the development of implementing guidelines; initiates plan and programs for consideration of the Commission; provides technical staff support in coordinating the formulation of plans and policies on culture and the arts, and the annual updating thereof;
Management Information System Office
Head: Anna Theresa Magundayao
Consultant: Dr. Jesus Peralta
The Management Information System Office maps out Information and Communications Technology (ICT) directions for the agency in pursuit of NCCA’s mission and functions. It maintains the official web site of the NCCA: www.ncca.gov.ph. It is also involved in databank and I.T. research, information systems development and integration, multimedia presentations, desktop publishing, and I.T. Technical Support and Training.
Speakers Bureau / Outreach Program
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an outreach program of the NCCA, we send over lecturers and workshop facilitators on culture and arts for free.
Philippine Cultural Education Program
Director: Joseph “Sonny” Cristobal
International Affairs Office
Head: Mary Anne Luis
Tel. No. / Fax. No.: 527-22-06 or 527-21-92 loc 615
Email address: email@example.com
The International Affairs Office, directly reporting to the Office of the Chairman, coordinates with foreign and local institutions as well as embassies within the country and abroad in disseminating information on various cultural events. It serves as a central information desk to facilitate access to available cultural resources. Working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs, embassies, cultural agencies and the UNESCO, the NCCA International Desk assists in the implementation of international cultural agreements.
Under the International Desk is the ASEAN Desk, which was institutionalized to facilitate NCCA’s representation of the Philippines in the ASEAN as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Information (COCI), implementing and coordinating projects and programs with other involved government and non-government agencies.
Created and established under Section 42 of the Republic Act 10066 or Heritage Law, Sentro Rizal is located at the 6th floor of the NCCA Building. Its main purpose is the promotion of Philippine arts, culture, and language throughout the world. Click this link for details.
Plan/Policy Formulation and Programming Division (PPFPD)
Head: Bernan Joseph Corpuz
Tel. No. / Fax. No.: 527-2198 / 527-21-94 local 504
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Policy, Planning, Formulation and Programming Division is responsible for the management of project proposals received under the various grants program, including the accreditation of proponents. It also provides administrative support to the 19 National Committees (NCs) and four (4) Subcommissions (SCs).
Head: Ferdinand Isleta
Order of the National Artist Award;
Haraya (Dangal and Alab)
Cultural Communities & Traditional Arts Section
Head: Renee Talavera
Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Office (GAMABA)
In April 1992, the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan or the National Living Treasures Award was institutionalized through Republic Act No. 7355. Tasked with the administration and implementation of the Award is the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the highest policy-making and coordinating body for culture and the arts of the State. The NCCA , with support from all the concerned agencies, conducts the search for the finest traditional artists of the land, adopts a program that will ensure the transfer of their skills to others and undertakes measures to promote a genuine appreciation of and instill pride among our people about the genius of the Manlilikha ng Bayan.
Eligibility and Grants Processing Unit
The Eligibility and Grants Processing Unit informs, educate and assists possible grantees in the proper submission of documents for accreditation and the grant processing of the NCCA. It also ensures that government policies and guidelines on funding will be complied by the grantees.
Head: Christopher L. Lucindo
527-2192 Local 510; 666 4910
Cultural Heritage Section
Head: Lawrence Charles Salazar
Cultural Dissemination Section
Head: Corrinah Anne Olazo
Program Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Chief: Adelina M. Suemith
Tel. No. / Fax. No.: 527-5528 or 527-21-92 local 601
Email address: email@example.com
The Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division designs tools/instruments to be used in data gathering and administers the instrument directly or indirectly to respondents; does actual site inspection/monitoring of projects being implemented; provides the stakeholders a timely report on the status of NCCA-assisted projects, including findings and recommendations; consults the management and Committee on what programs need evaluation in the long term; identifies the strategies to be used in the evaluation; provides a summary report on the issues and concerns of each sector based on the terminal reports of past projects; and recommend areas for policy development and research.
Administrative and Finance Division
Chief: Susan C. Dayao
Tel. No. / Fax. No.: 527-22-19 or 527-2192 loc. 303
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the Administrative Division are the Human Resource Development (email@example.com), Supply (firstname.lastname@example.org), Records (email@example.com), NCCA Library (firstname.lastname@example.org), and General Services Sections. This Division is tasked with the management and development of the Commission’s human/manpower resources, manages NCCA properties, furniture, fixtures and equipment and procures NCCA supplies, sees to the proper disbursement of the NCCA funds (GAA Funds), manages the Commission’s archival documents, provides library services to the Commission and the public, and provides general services, including the over-all maintenance of the NCCA building.
Public Affairs and Information Office
Head: Rene Napeñas
Tel. No. / Fax. No.: 527-5529 or 527-2192 local 208
Email address: email@example.com
The Public Affairs and Information Office is tasked with promoting the various activities undertaken by the Commission as well as implementing institutional public relation programs. It also publishes in-house print and audio-visual materials for dissemination and presentation.
General Appropriations Act (GAA) Section
Head: Sherlyn Tan
Tel. No. / Fax. No.: 527-2192 local 406
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Finance Management Division is composed of the budgeting, pre-auditing and accounting sections. It prepares the proposed annual budget of the Commission that is submitted to the Department of Budget and Management. The Division facilitates the processing of payment to varied accounts incurred in the implementation of projects. It also oversees administrative expenses and ensures that disbursement of public funds is in accordance with the existing government budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations. It maintains books of accounts and prepares financial reports and statements of the Commission and submits the same to all concerned agencies.
Human Resource Section
General Services Section
National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) Division
Head: Herencio Y. Llapitan
Tel. No. / Fax. No.: 527-2192
Email address: email@example.com (Main) / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org /
Prepares the proposed annual NEFCA budget of the Commission that is submitted to the Department of Budget and Management. It facilitates the processing of payment to varied accounts incurred in the implementation of projects. It also oversees administrative expenses and ensures that disbursement of public funds is in accordance with the existing government budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations. It maintains books of accounts and prepares financial reports and statements of the Commission and submits the same to all concerned agencies.
The NCCA Secretariat holds office at 633 NCCA Building General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila with contact numbers 527-2192, 527-21-95 to 97, fax number: 527-2194, and email address: email@example.com