Sentro Rizal was recognized by virtue of Section 42 of Republic Act 10066 known as the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 which specifies a center “ whose main purpose is the promotion of Philippine arts, culture and language throughout the world.”

National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) continues to reach out to the international community and the Filipino community abroad through broadening the scope of its international cultural arm Sentro Rizal (SR).

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SR Inauguration in Cairo Egypt with (L) Philippine Ambassador to Egypt Leslie J. Baja as he receives the Certificate of Establishment of the Sentro Rizal in Cairo from NCCA Chairman Felipe M. de Leon (R)

From September, the Sentro Rizal has expanded with the inauguration of several new centers. SR Doha, in Qatar, was opened last September 20. SR in Cairo, the first ever SR to be established in the African region, was inaugurated last September 25. SR Agana, the latest addition to the centers, was inaugurated in Guam last October 11. To date, there are 21 Sentro Rizals established across the globe.

NCCA continues the expansion of the Sentro Rizal, with the support of the Office of Senator Legarda, for the remaining days of 2016 as it simultaneously inaugurates SR in Brunei and Milan on November 28, and the opening of SR in Rome on November 29.

Sentro Rizal is established and was recognized by virtue of Section 42 of Republic Act 10066 known as the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 which specifies a center “ whose main purpose is the promotion of Philippine arts, culture and language throughout the world.”

Sentro Rizal serves as a repository, inter alia, of materials on Philippine arts, culture and language, including but not limited to books, digital video discs, compact discs, films, magazines, artworks, tourism promotion materials, information materials, and the like. SR materials are made available to the public, both Filipino and foreign.

Aside from the provision of cultural materials, Sentro Rizal also organizes cultural programs and activities for Filipinos, especially for children overseas, to promote appreciation and understanding of Philippine culture and the arts.

For questions and inquiries on Sentro Rizal, you may call 527-2192 loc 605 and look for Ms. Maria Shaina Santiago. You may also send your queries to sentrorizal@gmail.com. For more news on Filipino culture and arts events, like and follow our social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.