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Laws and Legislations on

Archives: a closer look to


RA 9470

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Contents

Introduction
History
National Archives of the Philippines Law
RA 9470 Issues and Challenges
IRR
Organizational Chart
NAP Collection and Holdings
Related Archives Laws
Related Senate Bills
NCCA Subcommittee on Archives

Introduction
One of the noble missions of an archival
institution is to provide access and
information on the cultural and historical
collections under its administration and
control. Ms. Marietta Chou, Acting
Director of National Archives of the
Philippines

History
RMAO Records Management and
Archives Office
Created from Executive Order 290 dated
March 14, 1958 as amended by EO 285
series of 1987 and 80 series of 1999.
EO 80 Transferring the CCP,
Commission on Filipino Language, NM,
NHI, NL, and RMAO to the NCCA for
policy coordination.

National Archives of the


Philippines
RA 9470 An Act to Strengthen the System of
Management and Administration of Archival
Records, Establishing for the Purpose the
National Archives of the Philippines and for other
Purposes
Author: Sergio R. Osmena III (SB 281)
Passed in HOR on December 20, 2006 and in
Senate on February 19, 2007
Approved on May 21, 2007 by PGMA
7 Articles and 50 Sections

Sec. 6 Establishment,
Mandate and Functions
NAP public archives shall be stored,
preserved, conserved and made available
to the public. Attached to the NCCA for
budgetary purposes.
Location: Kalaw, Manila
Member: ICA SARBICA
NCCA - NCA

Did you know?

October 21 under Proclamation no. 668, s.


1995 declared as National Archives Day
(September 1995).

Issues and Challenges


Who shall head NAP? The Executive Director
and Deputy Directors shall be a holder of
Masters Degree in History, Political Science,
Public Administration/ Government
Management, Library Science, Information
Management or similar fields of study (Rule 11,
Art 16 of IRR)
Support for all Government Archives in LGUs
and other agencies including regional archives,
records centers and agency records center?
Employing and Deploying Records Managers
and Archivists?

IRR
Approved last January 24, 2008.
IRR shall cover all public records with archival
value, held by either government offices or
private collections with archival value, and shall
also cover archival and records management
programs and activities in all branches of
government, whether national or local,
constitutional offices, GOCCs, GFIs, S/LUCs,
Philippine Embassies, consulates and other
Philippine offices abroad.

Organizational Chart
Office of the Director

Office of the Assistant Director

Administrative
Division

Current
Records
Division

Records
Center
Division

Region VII

Archives
Division

Region XI

Training &
Information
Division

NAP Collection and Holdings

More than 13, 000, 000 documents


Spanish Colonial Records
Spanish rare manuscripts
Civil registers, notarial registers,
citizenship papers, royal decrees, letters,
etc.
Language: Spanish, English and Filipino
Finding aids: list of holdings, catalog,
indices

NAP Services

Related Archives Law: PD 373, RA


8792 and RA 9372
PD 373 Exempting from Taxation all
Donations to the National Museum, the National
Library and the Archives and the National
Historical Institute. Signed by Pres. Marcos on
Jan. 9, 1974.
RA 8792 Electronic Commerce Act of 2000
RA 9372 - An Act to Secure the STATE and
Protect our PEOPLE from TERRORISM or
otherwise known as Human Security Act of 2007

Related Senate Bills


SBN 229 by Sen. Lapid Electronic
Medical Records Act of 2006
SBN 2659 by Sen. Santiago Protecting
Consumer Phone Records Act of 2007
SBN 2302 by Sen. Villar Hospital
Records Act
SBN 2203 by Sen. Santiago Phone
Records Protection Act

NCCA Subcommittee on Archives

July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010

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Fr. Harold Rentoria, OSA Head (SEAP) - Head


Ms. Emma Rey (Legislative Archives) Vice-Head
Ms. Rosemarie Calaranan (GROAP) Secretary
Mr. Arnulo Junio (SOFIA) Asst. Secretary
Ms. Mesalina Nomil (National Archives) Member
Ms. Yolanda Granda (SFA) Member
Ms. Ellenita Gatbunton (PRMA) Member
Ms. Florbella Bongalos (Academic Archives) Member
Mr. Manrique Orellana, Jr. (Sound Archives) Member
Ms. Nancy Almodovar (Central Visayas Rep.) Member
Msgr. Rey Monsanto (Mindanao Rep.) - Member

References
Barinaga, Roseller. Compendium of
Philippine Laws and Jurisprudence on Arts
and Culture Book 3.
IRR of RA 9470
NCA Brochure
NCCA. Philippine Archives Directory. 2nd
ed.
RA 8792
RA 9470

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