These notices shall serve as compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to Section 11 of R.A. No. 10066.

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RA 10066 National Cultural Heritage Act

Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 10066

Notice to the Public-Postponement of the Issuance of Treasure Hunting Permits Pending the Approval of the NCCA Guidelines on Treasure Hunting in the Philippines
Notice to the Public-Petition to Declare the Work of Ang Kiukok entitled “Men at Work” located at the entrance wall of the TESDA Auditorium as ICP
Notice to the Public - Patricia Mercado Gomez-Masnou House, "Bale Herencia" located at Sto. Rosario corner Lakandula Streets, Angeles City, Pampanga
Notice to the Public - Pao Ong Hu Taoist Temple located at 2502 B Lamayan Street Santa Ana, Manila
Notice to the Public - Assumption by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of certain Regulatory Functions formerly carried out by the National Museum of the Philippines
For Public Review - Guidelines on the Emergency Registration of Cultural Properties to the PRECUP
Notice to the Public - Petition to Remove the Presumption of Important Cultural Property (ICP) on the Social Security System (SSS) Building located at Ayala Avenue corner Rufino St. Makati City
Notice to the Public: Petition to Remove Presumption of ICP on the Zaragoza Building in Makati City
Notice to the Public: Petition to remove the presumption of ICP on the Ayala Life Assurance Building, Jaro, Iloilo
Cease and Desist Order - Sta.Cruz Building located at 431 Escolta St. corner Plaza Sta. Cruz, Sta. Cruz, Manila
Notice to the Public: Declaration of EDSA Shrine as an Important Cultural Property
Notice to the Public: Petition for Declaration as an Important Cultural Property (ICP), the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in U.P. Village, Diliman, Quezon City
Case No. NCCA-05-2018-05 Petition for the Permanent Exportation on the work “Working in the Paddy Fields”, 1960, Digital Print Reproduction on Canvas By National Artist Fernando Amorsolo
Case Nos. NCCA-05-2018-01 to 04 Petitions to Remove the Presumption of Important Cultural Property (ICP) on the works: "Summer", "Shoe Vendor", "Homage to Sabel", and "Pillow Vendors" by National Artist Benedicto Cabrera
Case No. NCCA-10-2017-02 Petition to remove the Presumption of Important Cultural Property (ICP) on the Painting “Sketch”, 1980, Pen & Ink By National Artist Federico Aguilar Alcuaz
Case No. NCCA-10-2017-03 Petition to remove the Presumption Of Important Cultural Property (ICP) on the Painting “Two Performers on a Wheel”, 2001, Acrylic on canvas by National Artist Arturo Luz
Case No. NCCA-10-2017-04 Petition to Remove the Presumption on the artwork of National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, “Study of an American Woman-Bucetto”
Case No. NCCA -01-2017-01 Petition To Lift The Presumption Of Important Cultural Property (LCP) On The Painting “The Exhibitionists”, 1996, Acrylic Canvass By National Artist J. Elizalde Navarro.
Case No. NCCA -01-2016-02 Petition To Lift The Presumption Of Important Cultural Property (LCP) On The Painting “The Passing of the Seasons”, 1996, Acrylic Canvass By National Artist J. Elizalde Navarro.

Notice to the Public: RE: CDO on Old Philbank/BIR Building along Railroad Street, Anda Circle, Port Area, Intramuros, Manila.
Notice to the Public: RE: CDO on Implementation of Infrastructure Project along Daang Maharlika in the Municipality of Sariaya, Quezon.
Notice to the Public: Case No. NCCA 1-2015-3 “Re: Petition to lift the presumption of Important Cultural Property on Cobankiat Building in Binondo Manila”
Case No. NCCA-6-2015-13 | Re; Cease and Desist Order issued against the Fencing and Improvement of the City Hall Grounds” project of the City Government of Baguio.
Notice to the Public: NCCA- 3-2015-8, In Re: Petition to lift the presumption of PICP in the City of Iriga, Camarines Norte.

Ateneo Professional School (Plans)
Ayala Life Assurance Building in Tabuc Saba, Jaro, Iloilo (Resolution 1 and 2)
BDO Plaza Sta. Cruz Building in Manila (Project Brief, Scope of Work, and Building Plan)
Gonzales Hall in UP Diliman, Quezon City (Plans, Elevations and Sections)
Risen Christ Memorial Garden
Good Shepherd Parish in Las Pinas City (Plans)
Social Security System in Makati City (Resolution 1 and 2)
Zaragoza Building in Makati City
Proposed Widening of Barit Bridge in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Fire Incident in Boac, Marinduque
Old Life Theater Building in Quiapo, Manila
Proposed Construction of a Multi-level Parking Facility within the Burnham Park Area, Baguio City
Capitol Theater, Escolta, Manila

Resolution No. 2021-308 NCCA Guidelines Governing the Issuance of Permits for Treasure Hunting
Resolution No. 2021-303 NCCA Guidelines Governing the Licensing of Dealers of Movable Cultural Properties in the Philippines
Resolution No. 2021-281 Approving and Adopting the Guidelines Governing the Export of Cultural Properties from the Philippines
Resolution No. 2017-330 Adopting the Guidelines Governing the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property (PRECUP)
Resolution No. 2017-310 Ratifying the Tripartite (NCCA-NM-NHCP) Working Council Protocol on Built Heritage Concerns
Resolution No. 2017- 309 Adopting the Policy on Removing the Presumption of Important Cultural Property on the Works of National Artist for Visual Arts for the Issuance of a Permanent Export Permit


The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board’s requirement of NCCA Clearance prior to the issuance of a License-to-Sell is in compliance with Section 32 (k) of R.A. No. 10066, wherein the HLURB is required to coordinate with the commission on matters relevant to the maintenance of heritage zones. This is in connection with the pertinent provisions of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) Guide Book Volume No. 2 and Model Zoning Ordinance (MZO) on cultural heritage conservation (under special area studies) and Heritage Overlay Zones.

Requirements for the application of HLURB clearance:
  • Application letter addressed to Arsenio J. Lizaso, NCCA Chairman
  • Information on number of floor levels and floor-area ratio (FAR);
  • Photocopy of Zoning Clearance from the LGU;
  • Sworn statement or barangay certification on existing high-rise building/s within two (2)- kilometer radius from the proposed building site;
  • Sworn statement or barangay certification on existing high-rise building/s in the same row as the proposed sites;
  • Location Plan Indicating all streets and structures within fifty (50) meter radius from the perimeter of the site subject for development;
  • Photographs of the site or structure with respect to its setting;
  • As-built plan(s), in case of Existing structures within the property which are more than fifty (50) years old;
  • Development Plan/ Sketch plan and perspective of the proposed building.
After we receive the above mentioned requirements, we will be endorsing the application to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) for their comments/recommendations.
Asia Plaza ProjectDKW Asia Realty and Development CorporationMarch 10, 2021
The Camden PlaceDMCI Project Developers Incorporated
October 28, 2020
One University ResidencesRS Realty Concepts Developers Inc.September 25, 2020
23 Storey Warehouse Building with RoofdeckHigh Infinity Inc.25 June 2020
UHome 2 San Sebastian ProjectSummithome Realty CorporationJuly 16, 2019
Sky Arts ManilaVista ResidencesJuly 2, 2019
Plumeria HeightsVista ResidencesJune 26, 2019
Rysso TowerRysso Developers, Inc.June 11, 2019
36 Storey Warehouse Building with DeckHousy Realty CorporationJune 3, 2019
Two Tower 32 Storey Condominium with Roof Deck and BasementRoyal Pioneer Development CorporationApril 29, 2019
Futura Centro (Buildings A&B)Filinvest Land, Inc.March 14, 2019
Fortune Commercial TowerSW Global United Realty / BACSJanuary 17, 2019
Two Tower Building with Roof DeckRoyal Pioneer Development CorporationJanuary 17, 2019<
Urban Loft - ZobelHoneycomb Builders Inc.January 15, 2019
Lana Ysabel Residences
IGD and Associates Development CorporationNovember 07, 2018
RSG Urban LoftHoneycomb Builders Inc.June 6, 2018
2-EASTGATEPacific Boutique Residences Corp.April 4, 2018
GOLDMINE TOWERForward Construction and Industrial CorporationApril 3, 2018
ROYAL TOWERBACS Premier Unlimited Services Co.January 3, 2018
SPACE ROMUALDEZMajor Homes Inc.September 18, 2017
26 STOREY WAREHOUSE BUILDINGBalce Angeles Consultancy ServiceAugust 30, 2017
VICTORIA DE HIDALGONew San Jose Builders, Inc.August 3, 2017
TORRE LORENZO MALVARTorre Lorenzo Development CorporationJune 21, 2017
CAPITOL THEATERAscot Resources and Development Corp. (ARDC)April 26, 2017
CONDORMSYG & Co. Property Developers Inc.April 18, 2017
3 TORRE LORENZO CONDOMINIUMTorre Lorenzo Development CorporationMarch 22, 2017
SUN TOWERSun Powerland Property Inc.January 31, 2017
ONE HIDALGO CONDOMINIUMCity & Land Developers Inc.November 14, 2016
BANHAO TOWERBandong RealtyNovember 3, 2016
39 STOREY WAREHOUSE BUILDINGEast Asialand Properties IncOctober 4, 2016
3PACIFIC ICON 2 THE LINDOR SUITESPacific Boutique Residences CorporationAugust 16, 2016
BANDONG TOWERSBandong Realty Development Group Inc.July 26, 2016
ONE TAFT RESIDENCESCity & Land Developers IncJuly 11, 2016
UNIVERSITY HOMESJNJ Summithall Inc.July 11, 2016
VISTA RECTOVista ResidencesJune 8, 2016
PACIFIC ELEMENTS TRES HERMANAS1218 Pacific Prime Realty CorporationMay 23, 2016
RSG ST. SCHO RESIDENSHoneycomb Builders Inc.March 29, 2016
VICTORIA DE MANILA II CONDONew San Jose Builders Inc.March 23, 2015
VICTORIA DE MALATE CONDOMINIUMNew San Jose Builders Inc.March 19, 2015
SEARIDGE TOWER ISearidge Properties and Development CorporationFebruary 12, 2015


An applicant, whether the owner, artist, or their duly authorized agent or representative, must submit the following documents to NCCA at least sixty (60) days before the intended export from the Philippines.

    1. Letter of Intent addressed to the Executive Director;
    2. Accomplished Application Form for Export Permit
    3. Certified copy of agreement between the exporting and receiving parties;
    4. One of the following:
      – Photo copy/ies of sales invoice, the numbers of which are in the authorized statement for printing invoices that are approved by the BIR and which were submitted to the NCCA or the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) by the dealers/exporters of cultural properties duly licensed by the NMP or NCCA; or Notarized Affidavit of Ownership of the items to be exported stating how these items were acquired in the absence of sales invoices;-
      – Notarized Affidavit of Ownership or Certificate of Authenticity if the applicant is the artist;
    5. If the applicant is acting as an agent or representative for the artist or owner of the object, the agent must provide a Notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA) explicitly stating that the artist or owner is allowing him to process the application;
    6. Certificate of Registration of the cultural properties to be exported previously issued by the National Museum of the Philippines or by NCCA;
    7. NCCA Board Resolution granting the petition to lift the presumption of Important Cultural Property, if the items for permanent export are works of National Artists and/or Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (GAMABA);\
    8. For reproductions of works of National Artists, an affidavit stating the fact that it is a reproduction;
    9. Colored photograph of each item to be exported or a digital picture thru compact disc and hard copy;
    10.  A copy of passport if the applicant is a foreign national.

Other documents may be required or waived by NCCA depending on the circumstances surrounding each application. 

Read: Guidelines Governing the Export of Cultural Properties from the Philippines

For questions or concerns, you may contact us through the following:

Cultural Heritage Section
633 Gen. Luna St. Intramuros, Manila
Tel. No. +63 (2) 85272205 / 8527-2192 local 339