The NCCA Secretariat is organized to support the Commission in its assigned tasks and has the responsibility of executing the decisions of the Commission and of preparing analyses and recommendations that constitute the basis of Commission policy and other decisions.

Executive Director III
Rico S. Pableo, Jr.

Deputy Executive Director
Marichu G. Tellano


Planning and Policy Office
Head: Urbana Cadiz


Philippine Cultural Education Program
Director: Joseph “Sonny” Cristobal

International Affairs Office
Head: Mary Anne Luis

The International Affairs Office, directly reporting to the Office of the Chairman, coordinates with foreign and local institutions as well as embassies within the country and abroad in disseminating information on various cultural events. It serves as a central information desk to facilitate access to available cultural resources. Working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs, embassies, cultural agencies and the UNESCO, the NCCA International Desk assists in the implementation of international cultural agreements.

Under the International Desk is the ASEAN Desk, which was institutionalized to facilitate NCCA’s representation of the Philippines in the ASEAN as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Information (COCI), implementing and coordinating projects and programs with other involved government and non-government agencies.

Created and established under Section 42 of the Republic Act 10066 or Heritage Law, Sentro Rizal is located at the 6th floor of the NCCA Building. Its main purpose is the promotion of Philippine arts, culture, and language throughout the world. Click this link for details.

Plan/Policy Formulation and Programming Division (PPFPD)
Head: Bernan Joseph Corpuz

Arts Section
Head: Ferdinand Isleta

Institutional Awards
Order of the National Artist Award; Haraya (Dangal and Alab)

Cultural Communities & Traditional Arts Section
Head: Renee Talavera

Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Office (GAMABA)


Accreditation and Grants Processing Unit
Head:  Christopher L. Lucindo

Cultural Heritage Section
Head: Lawrence Charles Salazar

Cultural Dissemination Section
Head: Corrinah Anne Olazo

Program Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Chief: Adelina M. Suemith

Administrative and Finance Division
Chief: Susan C. Dayao

Public Affairs and Information Office
Head: Rene Napeñas

Management Information System Office
Head: Anna Theresa Magundayao
Consultant: Dr. Jesus Peralta

General Appropriations Act (GAA) Section
Head: Sherlyn Tan

Human Resource Section

Supply Section

General Services Section

Records Section


National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA) Division
Head: Herencio Y. Llapitan

The NCCA Secretariat holds office at 633 NCCA Building General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila with contact numbers 527-2192, 527-21-95 to 97, fax number: 527-2194, and email address: