As governed by RA 7356, The National Commission for Culture and the Arts is governed by a Board of Commissioners composed of 15 members, namely:

  • Hon. Virgilio S. Almario, NCCA Chair (Chairman, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino)
  • Hon. Francis G. Escudero, Commissioner (Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture)
  • Hon. Ramon H. Durano VI, Commissioner (Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education and Culture)
  • Hon. Annalyn M. Sevilla, Commissioner (Undersecretary for Finance-Budget and Performance Monitoring, Department of Education)
  • Undersecretary, Department of Tourism
  • Hon. Rene R. Escalante, Commissioner (Chairman, National Historical Commission of the Philippines)
  • Hon. Jeremy R. Barns , Commissioner (Director IV, National Museum)
  • Hon. Cesar Gilbert Q. Adriano, Commissioner (Director IV, National Library of the Philippines)
  • Hon. Victorino Mapa Manalo, Commissioner (Executive Director, National Archives of the Philippines)
  • Hon. Arsenio J. Lizaso, Commissioner (President, Cultural Center of the Philippines)
  • Hon. RicoS. Pableo, Jr., (Executive Director, National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

Private Sector Representatives

Hon. Teddy O. Co, Commisioner for the Arts/Head, Subcommission on the Arts
Hon. Orlando B. Magno
, Commisioner for Cultural Dissemination /Head, Subcommission on Cultural Dissemination

Hon. Harold Ll. Rentoria, OSA, Commisioner for Heritage/Head, Subcommission on Cultural Heritage
Hon. Alphonsus D. Tesoro, Commissioner for Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts/Head, Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts


National Advisory Board

The NCCA Board of Commissioners is also assisted by a National Advisory Board composed of 19 National Committee Heads.

Subcommission On Cultural Dissemination (SCD)
1. National Committee on Cultural Education Orlando B. Magno, PhD., Commissioner / Head
2. National Committee on Language and Translation Michael M. Coroza, PhD, Secretary
3. National Committee on Communication Ricardo C. Juliano, Vice Head
Subcommission On The Arts (SCA)
1. National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts Ar. Rogelio D. Caringal, Member
2. National Committee on Cinema Teddy O. Co, CommissionerHead
3. National Committee on Dance Shirley Halili-Cruz, Vice Head
4. National Committee on Dramatic Arts Rossana Q. Palm, Assistant Secretary
5. National Committee on Literary Arts Hope S. Yu, Secretary
6. National Committee on Music Mauricia D. Borromeo, Member
7. National Committee on Visual Arts Egai Talusan Fernandez, Member
Subcommision On Cultural Heritage (SCH)
1. National Committee on Archives Hon. Harold Ll. Rentoria, OSA, Head
2. National Committee on Art Galleries John Delan Robillos, Vice Head
3. National Committee on Historical Research Celestina P. Boncan, PhD, Secretary
4. National Committee on Libraries and Information Services Prudenciana C. Cruz, Member
5. National Committee on Monuments and Sites Archt. Reynaldo Lita, Member
6. National Committee on Museums Amado R. Alvarez, Member
Subcommission On Cultural Communities And Traditional Arts (SCCTA)
1. National Committee on Northern Cultural Communities Federico P. Dalayday, Vice-Head
2. National Committee on Central Cultural Communities Alphonsus D. Tesoro, Commissioner / Head
3. National Committee on Southern Cultural Communities Elmalyn Abatayo, Secretary

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