The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), by virtue of Republic Act 10086, is responsible for the conservation and preservation of the country’s historical legacies. Its major thrusts encompass an ambitious cultural program on historical studies, curatorial works, architectural conservation, Philippine heraldry, historical information dissemination activities, restoration and preservation of relics and memorabilia of heroes and other renowned Filipinos. The NHCP undertakes the commemoration of significant events and personages in Philippine history and safeguard the blazoning of the national government and its political divisions and instrumentalities. Its five divisions are Finance and Administrative; Historic Preservation; Historic Sites and Education; Research, Publications and Heraldry; and Materials Research Conservation.