Thomasian is new NCCA exec

Photo taken from the University of Santo Tomas website.

A THOMASIAN will serve as the executive director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the country’s official government agency for preserving Philippine heritage.

The appointment of Eric Babar Zerrudo, an associate professor at the UST Graduate School, was announced by the Facebook page of the Presidential Communications Office on Friday, April 19.

He will succeed Oscar Casaysay, who led the agency for two years.

The director of UST Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and the Environment in the Tropics, Zerrudo teaches courses on cultural heritage studies.

Zerrudo is also a faculty member of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – Philippine Cultural Education Program and the national coordinator for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference Episcopal Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church.

He graduated with an accelerated economics degree at De La Salle University and finished his doctorate degree in development studies majoring in heritage and development at UST.

The NCAA is the country’s policy-making body directed at the preservation, development and promotion of Philippine arts and culture. F – Ma. Alyanna Selda

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