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AURORA T. AQUINO

Civil Registry Archives

NATIONAL CENSUS AND STATISTICS OFFICE

official repository of all civil registry documents like birth certificates, marriage contracts, death certificates, legal instruments & court decrees regarding civil status of individuals

located along Magsaysay Blvd., Sta Mesa, Metro Manila

Cultural Archives

CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES (CCP)

repository of personal papers/collections of noted persons in arts and culture, eg. Dalisay Aldaba Collection — famed opera singer acclaimed internationally; Atang dela Rama Collection — National artist for music and theater; Emmanuel Sanchez Collection –consist of work on films, photo, publications, beta tapes and slides

located at the CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd. Manila

INTRAMUROS ADMINISTRATION (IA)

Fr. Luis G. Merino Library of IA is the repository of documents on the restoration and development of the Walled City of Intramuros

holdings include plans, photos, manuscripts, books, periodicals and references on Intramuros and various aspects on the history, architecture, crafts, arts and culture of the Philippines

located at 5th floor, Palacio del Gobernador , Intramuros, Manila

NATIONAL HISTORICAL INSTITUTE (NHI)

Historical Data Bank of NHI is the repository of rare books, historiographic mamuscripts, periodical clippings and general works on history and culture

primarily for NHI staff use but also open to scholars, researchers and students

located at the NHI Building, TMKalaw, Ermita, Manila

CENTER FOR WEST VISAYAN STUDIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES IN THE VISAYAS (UPV)

repository for cultural and historical materials on Western Visayas

collection consists of literary works like zarzuelas, moro-moro, corrido, comedias, novels, short stories, radio plays, poetry, essays; town’s histories, folklore, musical scores, speeches, biographies, memorabilia, artifacts and others

located in Iloilo City

Research and Technology Archives

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DOST)

holdings are project proposals, exhibits, infrastructure, inventions, personnel papers,

reports and researches

located at Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila, it is the country’s premier science body

FOOD AND NUTRITION RESEARCH INSTITUTE

autonomous research entity of DOST

holdings include annual reports, researches, food consumption survey, national nutrition survey and other publications

INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION SECTION, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

repository of important publications and papers on science , agriculture, standards, geology and biology. Some holdings date back to 1901

located along Pedro Gil cor Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila

Presidential Archives

PRESIDENTIAL ARCHIVES (OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT)

repository of vital, permanent and essential records in the Office of the President

holdings include laws approved by Congress and the President, laws that have lapsed, administrative issuances by the Pressident and Executive Secretary (by authority of the President), pardons and decisions of docketed cases appealed to the President, opinions and rulings on provisions of law, presidential appointments, declared policies and the like

Judicial Archives

ARCHIVES SECTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE PHILIPPINES

repository of administrative cases and personnel files

located Along Taft Avenue, Manila

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT

holdings consist of civil cases, criminal cases, Land Registration commission cases, special proceedings cases, notarial reports

located along F.B. Harrison Rd., City Hall, Pasay City

Local Government Archives

RECORDS SECTION OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, RIZAL PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

holdings include minutes of the board meetings, municipal tax code, resolutions and ordinan of the Municipal and Provincial Boards

located at the Capitol Compound, Shaw Blvd. Pasig City, Metro Manila

RIZAL PROVINCIAL ASSESSOR’S OFFICE OF THE RIZAL PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

holdings include tax declarations, records of assessment, deeds of sale, donations and other conveyances, field sheets, tax maps tax mapping control rolls and others

located at the Capitol Compound, Shaw Blvd. Pasig City, Metro Manila

RIZAL PROVINCIAL LIBRARY OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF RIZAL

repository of books, pamphlets, Rizaliana collection and rare documents which include the history of the different towns of Rizal

located at the Provincial Capitol, Pasig City, Metro Manila

TANGGAPAN NG MGA TALAAN, SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN NG RIZAL (PROVINCIAL COUNCIL OF RIZAL)

repository of executive and legislative documents of the Rizal Provincial Board

holdings include provincial board resolutions, ordinances, presidential decrees, journal and memorandum circulars

located at the Rizal Provincial Capitol, Shaw Blvd, Pasig, Metro Manila

RECORDS DIVISION OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD NG BAGUIO

repository of the Charter of the City of Baguio, city ordinances and resolutions

located at Baguio City Hall, Baguio City

Military Archives

NON-CURRENT RECORDS DIVISION OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES

official repository of the entire military personnel files (MPF) and civilian personnel files (CPF) of the military and civilian personnel who were retired and separated from service

including veterans of World War II

located at Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City

About the Author:
Aurora T. Aquino is the present Vice Head of the Committee on Archives under the Cultural Heritage (a sub-commission) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. She is also Director IV, Office of the President.