The National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS), under the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH), is one of the 19 national committees under the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the cultural arm of the government. It is composed of volunteer architects, archaeologists, town planners, engineers, heritage administrators, art historians, archivists, heritage owners, lawyers, historical researcher, and other experts in the different conservation fields

Its mandate is to assist the NCCA in conserving the rich Filipino built heritage and its environments. Its main task is to formulate strategies, policies, plans, programs, projects, and networking for the protection of historic structures, complexes, and landscapes throughout the Philippines.

A Filipino people empowered to manage heritage structures and environments as integral to national development and national identity.

The National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS) shall be the prime mover in the promotion and stewardship of heritage structures and environments.



Ar. Michael F. Manalo Head Institutional – University of Santo Tomas 
Archt. Jayson B. Portem Vice – Head  Institutional – United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) – Center for Filipino Architecture
Lilian R. Manahan  Secretary Institutional – International Council on Monuments and Sites Philippines (ICOMOS Phil)
Dr. Richard Daenos  Assistant Secretary Individual – Luzon
 Dr. Mary Jane Louise A. Bolunia ExeCon Member Ex-Officio / Institutional – National Museum (NM)
Ar. Benjamin Concepcion E. Empleo ExeCon Member Institutional – National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)
Engr. Reynaldo G. Tagudando ExeCon Member Institutional – Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc.
Ms. Kathleen DC. Tantuico ExeCon Member Institutional – Heritage Conservation Society
L. Archt. Elizabeth Hautea-Espino ExeCon Member Institutional – Philippine Association of
Landscape Architects (PALA)
Msgr. Julius Perpetuo Heruela ExeCon Member Institutional – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
Ar. Melva R. Java  ExeCon Member Individual – Academe
Ar. German Janus Nino Guidaben ExeCon Member Individual – Visayas
Prof. Tirmizy E. Abdullah ExeCon Member Individual – Mindanao

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