The Historic Sites and Education Division (HSED) administers and maintains national shrines, monuments and landmarks and operates interactive history museums. The HSED also takes charge of the conduct of commemorative events and other educational activities to observe birth and death centenaries/anniversaries of national heroes and illustrious Filipinos and historic events with local and national significance.

GOAL/OBJECTIVES

The HSED promotes the ideals of our heroes and other illustrious Filipinos through the administration and maintenance of the various monuments, landmarks and shrines, which house their relics and memorabilia, as museums and venues for learning, and the conduct of commemorative and other educational activities.

FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintenance and administration of national shrines and landmarks, including relics and memorabilia of national heroes and other illustrious Filipinos, and objects of historical value in order to perpetuate the memory and emulate the patriotic deeds of our heroes;
  2. Commemoration of birth and death anniversaries of national heroes and illustrious Filipinos and significant historical events at various shrines and landmarks, to inculcate the positive values that the Filipino people, most especially the youth, can emulate;
  3. Commemoration of milestone historical events with national significance and encouragement of public awareness on the importance of these events;
  4. Management of shrines and landmarks as resource centers and conduits between national government agencies and local government units, non-government agencies, civic organizations and stakeholders;
  5. Conduct of historical educational activities such as lectures, seminars, exhibits, workshops, patriotic tours, video showing, historico-cultural contests,,,,, and learning sessions, whether formal, non-formal or informal, in accordance with the Philippine Cultural Education Plan;
  6. Establishment of an index of knowledge on history and culture at the various NHCP-managed shrines and landmarks for information dissemination to the public sector; and
  7. Preparation of historical educational materials such as press releases, feature articles and short essays on activities at NHCP shrines and landmarks, historical events, sites and eminent personages to help popularize Philippine history in the mass media and other venues and through information.
  8. Organize and strengthen various historical committees and associations (i.e. provincial, city, municipal, institutional, etc.), private or public, as active partners in the dissemination of significant historical events and personalities at the grass roots level.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The Historic Sites and Education Division is headed by the Chief Historic Sites Development Officer who is assisted by the Supervising Historic Sites Development Officer.

The Historic Education Section is tasked to prepare, organize, plan, integrate and implement historico-cultural and educational programs, lectures, symposia, conferences, round-table discussions, local or national contests such as extemporaneous speech, essay writing, poem reading, etc. all related to the observance and commemoration of the birth and death anniversaries of national heroes and illustrious Filipinos, including the centennial/milestone celebrations of important or major historical events (local or national);

The Historic Sites Section is tasked with the administration and maintenance of the various national shrines, monuments and landmarks namely:

1. Rizal Shrine-Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
2. Rizal Shrine-Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila
3. Rizal Shrine-Calamba City, Laguna
4. Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite
5. Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine, Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite
6. Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, San Juan, Metro Manila
7. Apolinario Mabini Shrine, Pandacan, Manila
8. Apolinario Mabini Shrine, Talaga, Tanauan, Batangas
9. Juan Luna Shrine, Badoc, Ilocos Norte
10. Manuel Quezon Shrine, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
11. Kalantiaw Shrine, Batan, Aklan
12. Casa Real Shrine, Malolos, Bulacan
13. Bonifacio Trial House, Maragondon, Cavite
14. Barasoain Church Historical Landmark, Malolos, Bulacan
15. Ramon Magsaysay House, Brgy. Sta. Maria, Castillejos, Zambales
16. Vicente Manansala Historical Landmark, San Carlos Heights, Binangonan, Rizal
17. Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery Historical Landmark, Nagcarlan, Laguna
18. Battle Site of Pulang Lupa Memorial, Torrijos, Marinduque
19. Teodoro Brilliantes Ancestral House, Tayum, Abra
20. Casa Comunidad Historical Landmark Tayabas, Quezon
21. Jacinto Zamora Monument, Pandacan, Manila
22. M.H. del Pilar Historical Landmark, Brgy. San Nicolas, Plaridel, Bulacan, Bulacan
23. Marcella Agoncillo Historical Landmark, Taal, Batangas
24. Miguel Malvar Historical Landmark, Sto. Tomas, Batangas
25. Leon Apacible Historical Landmark, Taal, Batangas
26. Wenceslao Vinzons Historical Landmark, Vinzons, Camarines Norte
27. Rosendo Mejica Historical Landmark, Baluarate, Molo, Iloilo
28. Gregorio Aglipay National Shrine, Batac, Ilocos Norte
29. Jorge Barlin Monument, Baao, Camarines Sur; and
30. Museum of Philippine Political History, NHCP Bldg., Ermita, Manila