Board of Trustees

The National Museum shall be governed by a Board of Trustees, vested with the following powers and functions:

(a) To represent and mobilize pertinent areas of the private sector and the public sector in support of the mission and aims of the National Museum;

(b) To serve as the appointing authority for the Head of Agency and Agency Management;

(c) To exercise general oversight on behalf of both the private and public sector over the operations and performance of the National Museum through the Head of Agency and Agency Management;

(d) To approve strategic policies, goals and directions for the National Museum where necessary, and any such special projects and programs as it may consider appropriate to carry out for its benefit, for implementation through the Head of Agency and Agency Management;

(e) To administer the National Museum Endowment Fund, National Museum Donations Fund and National Museum Income Fund as provided for in this Act;

(f) To consider and appropriately dispose of appeals regarding administrative decisions of the Head of Agency, where appropriate in line with pertinent laws and issuances; and

(g) To carry out such other functions as provided herein, as well as in other pertinent laws and issuances.

Evangelina Lourdes M. Arroyo-Bernas


Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian

Sen. Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay

Chairperson, Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture

Member, Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture

Rep. Roman T. Romulo

Chairperson, House of Representative Committee on Basic Education and Culture

Sec. Leonor M. Briones

Usec. Annalyn M. Sevilla

Department of Education

Undersecretary for Finance

Sec. Roy A. Cimatu

Usec. Atty. Ernesto D. Adobo, Jr.

Asec. Joan A. Lagunda

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Undersecretary for Legal, Administration, Human Resources and Legislative Affairs

Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Mindanao and Legislative Affairs

Sec. Bernadette T. Romulo -Puyat

Atty. Guiller B. Asido

Department of Tourism

Administrator, Intramuros Administration

Mr. Arsenio J. Lizaso

Ms. Marichu G. Tellano

Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts

OIC- Executive Director

Mr. Jeremy R. Barns, CESO III

Director-General, National Museum of the Philippines

Mr. Andoni M. Aboitiz

Private Sector

Mr. Carlo B. Ebeo

Private Sector [Distinguished Filipino Artist, Architect or Cultural Worker]

Fr. Rene Pio B. Javellana, S.J.

Private Sector [Distinguished Filipino Anthrpologist or Historian]

Dr. Jurgenne H. Primavera

Private Sector [Distinguished Filipino Scientist in the field of Natural History]

Mr. Philip Y. Rodriguez

Private Sector

Previous Chairpersons
Antonio O. Cojuanco 1998-2010
Hilarion M. Henares, Jr. 2010-2011
Ramon R. Del Rosario, Jr. 2011-2018