In compliance with Republic Act 9485 of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 passed in order to improve efficiency in the delivery of government service to the public by reducing bureaucratic red tape, preventing graft and corruption, and
providing penalties therefore.

VISION AND MANDATE

The NCCA envisions the Filipino Culture as the wellspring of national and global well-being
(Ang Kalinangang Filipino ay bukal ng kagalingang pambansa at pandaigdig)

The Commission was assigned the following functions pursuant to Sec. 8 of R.A. No. 7356: (1) to formulate policies for the development of culture and the arts; (2) to implement these policies in coordination with affiliated cultural agencies; (3) to coordinate implementation of programs of these affiliated agencies; (4) to administer the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) ; (5) to encourage artistic creation within a climate of artistic freedom; (6) to develop and promote the Philippine Culture and Arts; and, (7) to preserve Filipino cultural heritage.

According to Section 12 of the NCCA charter, the Commission is mandated to formulate and implement policies and plans in accordance with the principles stated in Title I of R.A. 7356, which are: (1) To encourage the continuing and balanced development of pluralistic culture by the people themselves; (2) To conserve, promote and protect the nation’s historical and cultural heritage; (3) To ensure the widest dissemination of artistic and cultural products among the greatest number of people across the country and overseas for their appreciation and enjoyment; (4) To preserve and integrate traditional culture and its various creative expressions as dynamic part of the national cultural mainstream; and, (5) To ensure that standards of excellence are pursued in programs and activities implementing policies herein stated, it shall encourage and support continuing discussion and debate through symposia, workshops, publications, etc., on highest norms available in the matrix of Philippine culture.

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NCCA ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

General Program

Following its mandate, the NCCA provides assistance to artist, arts organization, NGOs, Pos, and NGAs through its grants or technical assistance program. Each year, the NCCA Board of Commissioners in coordination with the national committees define its thrusts and priorities anchored on the  Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 (Chapter 7 on Culture) following these major programs:

1. Valuing diverse culture
2. Inculcating values for the common good
3. Advancing the value of creative excellence: Pagkamalikhain
4. Strengthening culture-sensitive governance and development

Accordingly, the interested individuals or groups may access the NCCA assistance by submitting a project proposal for the Competition Grants or file a request under the Institutional Programs (NCCA Outreach Program, Resource Person’s Bureau, Technical Assistance Program).

Requirements:
1. Eligibility requirements as NCCA grantee (Please refer to the accreditation guidelines from the Accreditation and Grants Processing Section (AGPS)
2. Complete Project Proposal

Deadline of Submission of the Project Proposal

Project proposals shall be submitted on or before July 30

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Time Frame to process project proposal based on the prescribed steps:

Step 1: Receiving and recording – within the day upon receipt
Step 2: Review of completeness of documents and initial appraisal – 3 days
Step 4: Preparation of project summaries – 3 days
Step 5: Subcommission Review – 1 day
            Executive Committee of the Board – 1 day
Step 6: Board Action on the projects – 1 day
Step 7: Sending out of approval/ disapproval letter and MOA preparation – 1 day
Step 8: Orientation for the grantees – 1 day

The NCCA Types of Assistance:

1. NCCA Competitive Grants
2. Grants for Cultural Diplomacy Programs / Support for International
Events and Agreements
3. Grants and Support for Institutional Programs / Inter-agency Grants

Other NCCA Assistance Program
1. Writeshop on Project Proposal
2. Speakers and Resource Persons Bureau (culture and arts workshops)
3. Technical Assistance on various aspects of heritage conservation
4. NCCA Outreach Program (performing arts)

Activities being funded by the NCCA
1. Culture and Arts Exhibitions
2. Cultural Festivals
3. Productions / Performances
4. Publications / Documentations
5. Research and Development
6. Trainings / Workshops / Conferences / Seminars / Forum
7. Travel Assistance / Philippine Hostings / International Cultural
Agreements
8. Conservation (Restoration and Preservation Works)
9. Multi-media Documentation
10. Competitions
11. Awards and Recognitions
12. Scholarships
13. Schools for Living Traditions (SLTs)

Who can Apply?
• Individual
• Civil Society Organization (non-profit; non- stock)
• Peoples Organization
• Indigenous Peoples Organization
• Local Government Unit
• Government Agencies/Institutions
• State Universities/Colleges and Public Schools

PROCEDURE Personnel in Charge
Step 1 1. The applicant/proponent must check if they are qualified (Only non-stock, non-profit organizations can apply for NCCA Grants).
2. Secure a Project Proposal Form from the Policy, Plan Formulation and Programming Division (PPFPD) at the 5th Floor of the NCCA Building or download at www.ncca.gov.ph ( go to grants program)
Receiving unit of PPFPD-AGPS
Room 3F 3rd floor
Step 2 Fill out the Project Proposal Form and attach the required legal documents.
Step 3 Submit the Project Proposal to the Policy, Plan Formulation and Programming Division, (PPFPD)
Room 5-A, 5th Floor of the NCCA Building
Step 4 1. The Project Proposal shall be received and recorded by PPFD-CRU

2. The Project Proposal will be reviewed by the PPFPD-PDO concerned for completeness of
documents.

3. The PPFPD-PDO shall determine the eligibility of the applicant/proponent.

4. The PPFPD shall prepare the Project Summaries for Project Evaluation.

Receiving unit of PPFPD
Room 5A 5th floor
Project Devt. Officer (PDO)
Room 5A 5th floorReceiving unit of PPFPD
Room 5A 5th floor
Project Devt. Officer (PDO)
Room 5A 5th floor
Step 5 The Secretariat shall convene the team of project evaluators (currently composed of the heads of the committees under each subcommission with resource persons as deemed necessary) to review and make recommendations about the proposals.
Step 6 The Board of Commisioners shall give the final decision on the projects with due consideration to the recommendations made by the recommending bodies.
Step 7 1. The Cashiers Office shall release the Funds

2. The Project shall be monitored by Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED)

Cashier Head
Room 4A – 4th floorPDO/CAO from the PMED
or designated NC member
Room 6B – 6th floor

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LIBRARY SERVICES

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Thursday | 9:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday  | 8:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays | Closed
Film viewing/ Consultation | Appointment required

SERVICE PROCEDURE DOCUMENT
NEEDED
AMOUNT /
FEES

PERSON
IN-CHARGE

Reading Room
Services
1. Fill-out registration
form upon arrival.
2. Follow the reading
room rules.
3. Use OPAC to access
library materials. Write the call number on a “call slip” and hand it to the library staff for retrieval.
4. Library staff may
assist in searching
for materials or may
recommend titles if
the topic of research
is indicated in the
registration form.
5. Request is required for the use of equipment (e.g. film viewing).
6. Upon approval of
request, set schedule
for the film viewing.
  • Registration Form
  • Letter of request for use of facilities and equipment
  • Call slip
No fees
required
Librarian –
Room 2-B,
2nd Floor,
NCCA
Building
Reference
Services
1. Request information
(answers to definite
fact questions,
locating information
and using library
resources) through
telephone,
correspondence, or in
person.
Letter or email
addressed to the
Library Services
Section
Email: info@ncca.
gov.ph
No fees
required
Librarian –
Room 2-B,
2nd Floor,
NCCA
Building

GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE REGISTRATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSION, AMONG OTHER SERVICES OF THE PHILIPPINE REGISTRY OF CULTURAL PROPERTY OFFICE

Frontline
Services Offered
Step by Step Procedure in Availing
Frontline Services
Employee
Responsible for
each step
Time needed
to complete
the Procedure
Amount of
Fees
Required Document
Registration
of Inventories
of Cultural
Properties by
Local Government
Units, National
Cultural Agencies,
and Other
Government
Agencies
• Hard or digital copies of the
inventory of cultural properties,
along with other attached
documents, shall be received by the
PRECUP Office.
• Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
• 5 minutes No fees
required
(unless
multiple copies
for certificates
and other
documents
are requested
which shall
be subject to
evaluation)
• Hard or digital copies of
the inventory of cultural
property as prepared in
the PRECUP Forms.
• The PRECUP Office through the
Chairman or the Executive Director
shall acknowledge the receipt of
the inventory of cultural properties.
• Project
Coordinator
and Project
Manager,
PRECUP Office
• 1-2 days • Multimedia Attachments.
Photograph(s), videos,
audio recordings, and other multimedia
materials of the cultural property/element with the condition that they
are not modified or tampered in any way.
• The inventories shall be checked
for completeness of data as
determined by the PRECUP forms.
Incomplete inventories shall be returned to the concerned agency
for appropriate completion.
• Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
• 10 minutes • Cover Letter, addressed
to the NCCA Chairman
and attention to the Philippine Registry
of Cultural Property
(PRECUP) Office with the subject: Official
Submission (or) Updating
of Local Inventory of Cultural Property.
• The PRECUP Office shall prepare
an assessment report containing
its findings and recommendations
following the submission of the
inventory of cultural properties.
• Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office/
Head, Cultural
Heritage Section
• 1-8 days • A copy of the local ordinance or resolution
creating or updating the
cultural inventory and endorsing such to the
NCCA.
• The assessment report shall be sent to the concerned agency, along with other attached documents
related to the inventory of cultural
properties.
• Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
• 1-2 days
• For local government units, a certificate of compliance shall be issued for complete submission
of documents for the inventory of
cultural property.
• PRECUP Office
through the
Office of the
Chairman/Office
of the Executive
Director
• 1-5 days
• Cultural properties with complete
data shall be accessioned in the
PRECUP database and shall be
included in the publicly accessible
list in the NCCA/PRECUP website.
• Project
Manager,
PRECUP Office
• Monthly
• Inventories of cultural property
shall be updated annually or as
stated by the PRECUP Guidelines.
• Concerned
agency/ PRECUP
Office
• Annually
Frontline
Services Offered
Step by Step Procedure in Availing
Frontline Services
Employee
Responsible for
each step
Time needed
to complete
the Procedure
Amount of
Fees
Required Document
Registration of
Works of National
Artist and/or
Manlilikha ng
Bayan
• The proponent shall prepare
the information on the work of
National Artist or Manlilikha ng
Bayan using the PRECUP Form/s
and shall submit to the PRECUP
Office in hard or digital format.
• Project
Manager/
Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
• 5 minutes No fees
required
(unless
multiple copies
for certificates
and other
documents
are requested
which shall
be subject to
evaluation)
• Hard or digital copies of
the inventory of cultural
property as prepared in
the PRECUP Forms.
• The accomplished PRECUP Form
shall be checked for completeness
of data. Incomplete inventories
shall not be registered and the
concerned individual/institution/
agency shall be informed of its
non-inclusion or pending status.
• Project
Manager/
Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
• 1-2 days • Multimedia Attachments.
Photograph(s), videos, audio recordings, and
other multimedia
materials of the cultural property/element with the condition that they are not modified or
tampered in any way.
• Cultural properties with complete
data (as well as the updating of
such) shall be accessioned in the
PRECUP database.
• Project
Manager/
Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
• 1 day
• The proponent may request for a registration certificate for the pertinent cultural property.
Registration does not mean authentication by the PRECUP
Office nor by the NCCA.
• Project
Manager/
Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
Request for
Data on Cultural
Properties
Registered in the
PRECUP
• Any interested individual may
request through mail or electronic
means for data on cultural
properties.
• Project
Manager/
Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
• 5 minutes No fees
required
(unless
multiple copies
for certificates
and other
documents
are requested
which shall
be subject to
evaluation)
• Letter of request,
whether hard or digital
format.
• The PRECUP Office shall assess if the data being requested does not
imply security breach subject to
data privacy laws and policies.
• Project
Manager/
Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office
• 1 hour
• When the data being requested
has been given clearance, the
PRECUP Office shall transmit
the information through mail or
electronic means.
• Project
Manager/
Project
Coordinator,
PRECUP Office

SALE OF NCCA PUBLICATION

PROCEDURE Personnel in Charge
Step 1
15 minutes
1.Secure a list of available NCCA
Publication at the Supply Management
Section and Cashiers Office.
2. Choose the publication to be bought.
Supply Officer
Room 2E- 2nd floorCashier
Room 4A – 4th floor
Step 2
15 minutes
Secure Order of Payment at the Finance Office located at Room 4-D Management Audit
Analyst II
Room 4-D – 4th floor
Step 3
10 minutes
Pay at the Cashiers Office located Room 4-A and get an Official Receipt Administrative Officer II
Room 4-A – 4th floor
Step 4
10 minutes
Present the Official Receipt and claim
the publication at the Supply Section
located at Room 2-E
Supply Officer
Room 2-E- 2nd floor

FEEDBACK MECHANISM AND SUGGESTIONS

For our Visitors and Clients:

The opinion and feedback from visitors/ client regarding the services availed at NCCA is very important to us to improve our work.

1. Feedback Form maybe secured by the visitor/ client at the Public Assistance Desk located at the lobby of the NCCA Office. Feedback Form shall be given to the Desk Officer or may be dropped at our designated Feedback Form Box located near the Public Assistance Desk

2. Or a letter may be sent to:
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION UNIT
c/o Administrative and Finance Division
Room 2-A, 2nd Floor
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
633 Gen. Luna St. Intramuros 1002 Manila, Philippines

Desk Officer / NCCA Bilis Aksyon Partner that you may call at Telephone No. 527-21-92 Monday to Thursday from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Rest assured that your opinion, suggestion, and inquiries shall be studied and addressed within 10 days

If your opinion or inquiries is regarding our lapses and non-delivery of services, we will address it immediately and make a necessary action.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

 

Chief Administrative Officer

Improvements as a Result of the Process Review of Front-Line Services

SERVICES PROCEDURE DOCUMENTS NEEDED OFFICE IN-
CHARGE
TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCEWriteshop on Project Proposal
1. Interested client must write to the Office of the NCCA Executive Director (OED) or to the appropriate committee, requesting for technical assistance in developing a project proposal. The OED shall send the client an acknowledgment letter.
2. The request shall be immediately forwarded by the OED to the appropriate Division/PPFPD (Plan, Policy Formulation and Programming Division)for action and designation of personnel to conduct and facilitate the writeshop.
3. The PPFPD or the designated staff shall conduct the
technical assistance.
4. The client will be informed in writing of the action taken by the Secretariat within 2 weeks from receipt of the request letter.
Formal request
letter signed
by the Head of
the requesting
organization
OED, then
PPFPD
Room 5A
5th Floor,
NCCA
Building
Technical assistance on any of the following:
Establishment of museums, archives, libraries;
1. Interested party must write to the NCCA Executive Director or appropriate committee requesting for technical assistance. Upon receipt of the letter, the OED shall acknowledge receipt of the letter informing the client of its action.

2. For the establishment or improvement or enhancement of museums, archives, and libraries: the request shall be forwarded to the appropriate Committee and will be discussed and acted upon during its quarterly meeting; the Committee shall identify the expert to be sent and the Secretariat thru the PPFPD shall coordinate and arrange the logistics needed by the expert. Then the client shall be informed in writing about the action on the request.

3. For the repair and/or restoration of nationally declared historical or cultural property, the request shall be referred to the National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS) and shall act on it during its regular quarterly meeting scheduled on the nearest date of the request.

4. For emergency situations, the Committee Head and a
designated member of the NCMS Executive Council shall be tasked to review and act on the request at hand.

5. The National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS) or the designated body shall select an expert or multi-disciplinary team of professionals to conduct the technical assistance in-situ.

6. Technical assistance may also be undertaken through the initiative of the NCMS Executive Council, the Technical Survey Committee, and the NCCA Board of Commissioners.

• Formal request
letter signed
by the Head of
the requesting
organization
accompanied by
• historical
background
about the
structure/s or
site, description
of the present
condition,
pictures of the
structure/s or
site and other
pertinent
information
should
accompany the
letter.
• Accomplished
contracts of
the performing
group
prior to the
implementation
of the activity
SCH/HO
Outreach Program Services
(Providing artists or performers to the public
for artistic or cultural events, conventions, Conferences, etc)
1. The client should write a letter addressed to the ED (Office of the ED) requesting for artists/performers, at least a month before the scheduled performance date. The request should include the title and nature of the activity/event where the group shall perform, venue, profile of the participants, objectives of including performance in the activity/event, number of expected participants, and the profile of the organization.

2. The NCCA-PPFPD shall coordinate with the performing group or the production team and the requesting organization regarding the requirements for the implementation of the activity.

3. Upon approval of the request, a Letter of Agreement shall be sent to the requesting organization and the performing group or production team indicating the requirements for the implementation of the activity. Only then the contract of services of the performing group shall also be prepared.

4. Payments of the honoraria or ticket cost shall only be
processed after the implementation of the activity and upon submission of the requirements for payments.

• Formal request
letter signed
by the Head of
the requesting
organization
(client)• Signed Notice of Approval• Accomplished
contracts of
the performing
group prior to the implementation
of the activity• Brief report
on the activity
with some
photographs
Catherine
Santos/
PPFPD
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES
(To respond to the national concerns such
as victims of calamities, most especially those
affecting the indigenous people/community;
community of artists/cultural workers;
1. Assessment of the condition of the affected areas or
community/persons.
2. Identified experts for the art therapy workshop.
3. Preparatory Activities (meetings, trainings, budgeting)
4. Actual Implementation of the workshop and relief giving.
5. Evaluation
PPFPD
Services For Donations For The Restoration Of Churches/ Heritage Sites In Areas Affected By Calamities 1. Donor writes a letter to the NCCA regarding its intent to
donate funds for the restoration or rehabilitation of cultural/
historical heritage site
2. NCCA sends reply to the donor specifying the procedures to
follow and shall provide the Special Account Number where
the donation will be deposited;
3. An Order of Payment shall be prepared by the Accounting
unit;
4. The Cashier shall issue an official receipt to the donor
5. The donor shall be regularly informed by the NCCA NEFCA
Office of the status of the fund used for the restoration or
rehabilitation of cultural/heritage sites
Formal request
letter signed
by the Head of
the requesting
organization
Letter from the
Donor to the NCCA
as Donee
NEFCA
Heritage Office
ServicesInformation on the SCHEDULE OF FEES to
be collected relative to the
registration of cultural
property; inspection, filing
of petitions, etc.
Relevant to the implementation of RA 10066 (National Cultural Heritage Act) and it’s
implementing Rules and
Regulations
1. Declaration or a delisting of a cultural property as a National Cultural Treasure or an Important Cultural Property shall commence upon the filing of a petition by the owner, stakeholder or any interested person, with the NCCA Heritage Office (HO) located at Room 3-B;

2. The NCCA through its Heritage Office (HO) in coordination with concerned division shall identify whether the cultural property is a work of National Artist or work of a Manlilikhang Bayan in which case such work will have the  potential to be Declared as NCT and ICP and shall assess the fee/s to be paid by the petitioner;

3. Fees are as follows:
Registration Fees (of Cultural Property)- Php 50.00
Petitions for:
o Declaration of NCT/ICP- Php 2,000.00
o Delisting of NCT/ICP- Php 2,000.00
o Lifting of Presumption of NCT/ICP- Php 2,000.00
o Compulsory Repair Order – Php 2,000.00
o Renovation – Php 2,000.00
o Demolition – Php 2,000.00
o Cease and Desist Order (CDO) – Php 4,000.00

Export Application – Php 50,000.00 plus 10% of the assessed value of the Cultural Property

Certification for non-coverage of NCT/ICP – Php 250.00

4. After payment, the HO shall attach the official receipt of payment to the petition letter and the necessary documents such as but not limited to the photo/s and details/data of the work (of National Artist) requested to be declared as NCT or ICP and send forward it to the Office of the Chairman to be presented to the NCCA Board of Commissioners for review and consideration;

5. The NCCA Board of Commissioners shall issue a Board
Resolution whether or not to approve the petition.

6. The NCCA, in case of Removing/Delisting the Presumption of Cultural Property/ies as ICP for the purpose of securing export permit, the NCCA shall issue a clearance to the National Museum for the issuance of Export Permit or if for temporary export or for educational and scientific purpose/s, the NCCA Chairman can directly issue a clearance to the National Museum even without Board Resolution.

Documents to be
devised
HO

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