via Manila Bulletin, 28 December 2020: Archaeological and anthropological research is still carried out under the auspices of the National Museum of the Philippines.
The National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) has transferred some of its regulatory functions to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) following a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed last Oct. 23.
In a joint public announcement, the NMP said it will transfer its important regulatory functions to the NCCA which covers the following:
· Registration of Cultural Property
· Declaration and delisting of National Cultural Treasures and Important Cultural Properties
· Regulation of declared National Cultural Treasures, declared Important Cultural Properties, and presumed Important Cultural Properties
· Removal of the presumption of Important Cultural Property
· Issuance of permits and certificates for the temporary or permanent exportation and importation of cultural properties where applicable
· Licensing and regulation of dealers and exporters of cultural properties
· Designation of Heritage Zones
· Regulation to assist indigenous peoples in the preservation of their respective cultural and historical properties
· Implementation of Republic Act No. 9105, the “Art Forgery Act of 2001,” involving the creation and support of the Art Authentication Panel mandated therein