Intramuros Administration
Logo of the IA
Agency overview
FormedApril 10, 1979; 44 years ago (1979-04-10)
JurisdictionIntramuros, Manila
HeadquartersPalacio del Gobernador, Intramuros, Manila
Annual budget107,961,000 (2021)[1]
Agency executive
  • Atty. Joan M. Padilla, Administrator[2]
Parent departmentDepartment of Tourism
Websiteintramuros.gov.ph

The Intramuros Administration (IA) is an agency of the Department of Tourism of the Philippines that is mandated to orderly restore, administer, and develop the historic walled area of Intramuros that is situated within the modern City of Manila as well as to insure that the 16th- to 19th-century Philippine-Spanish architecture remains the general architectural style of the walled area.[3]

It operates autonomously from the municipal government,[citation needed] although the mayor of Manila is a member of its board. It was established on April 10, 1979, as under the now-defunct Ministry of Human Settlements by virtue of Presidential Decree 1616 issued by President Ferdinand Marcos.[4] Executive Order No. 120 reorganized the Ministry of Tourism which became the Department of Tourism (DOT) on January 30, 1987. The order also designated the IA as an attached agency of the DOT.[3]

Its office is located at Palacio del Gobernador in Plaza Roma.[5]

History

On October 30, 2015, the Association of UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Spain awarded the IA the Heritage Prize 2015 for its efforts in preserving Spanish colonial architecture in Intramuros.[6] IA, however, was flagged by the Commission on Audit for its delayed implementation of an ₱18 million branding campaign that was awarded way back in 2017. ₱450,000 has been used so far. None of the project components: events and special projects, branding materials, online campaign, walking tour brochures and maps, and other printed media, were completed at all.[7]

Administrators

Administrator Term Start Term End Appointed By
1 Jaime C. Laya April 10, 1979[a] April 16, 1986 Ferdinand Marcos
2 Eustacio Orobia November 14, 1986 July 31, 1989 Corazon Aquino
3 Jose Capistrano August 1, 1989 April 19, 1990
4 Edda V. Henson April 1990 October 1995
5 Carlo Q. Butiong February 15, 1996 February 17, 1997 Fidel Ramos
6 Dominador Ferrer August 12, 1998 August 13, 2007 Joseph Ejercito Estrada
7 Anna Maria Ll. Harper March 17, 2008 July 8, 2010 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
8 Jose Capistrano August 27, 2010 August 5, 2013 Benigno S. Aquino III
9 Marco Antonio Luisito V. Sardillo III August 5, 2013 June 30, 2016
Merceditas de Sahagun June 30, 2016 March 23, 2017 Interim Officer-In-Charge
10 Guiller B. Asido March 23, 2017 June 30, 2022 Rodrigo Duterte
11 Joan M. Padilla January 17, 2023 Incumbent Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

Notes

  1. ^ Served as Action Officer of the Intramuros Administration from April 10, 1979 to April 16, 1986.

References

  1. ^ "III.A - IA Approved Budget 2021". Intramuros Administration. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  2. ^ Adel, Rosette (March 23, 2017). "New Intramuros administrator sworn in". The Philippine Star. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  3. ^ a b FY OPIF 2009 (PDF). Department of Budget and Management. 2009. p. 494. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "The IA Charter". Intramuros Administration. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Contact Us". Intramuros Administration. Archived from the original on November 30, 2020. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Intramuros Administration honored by the Group of UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Spain". Philippine Embassy Madrid. November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "COA flags much-delayed P18-M Intramuros project". Inquirer.net. May 22, 2018. Retrieved September 5, 2018.