With the Senate’s approval of Senate Bill No. 1529 or the “National Museum of the Philippines Act”, the National Museum of the Philippines is bound to act as the primary keeper of the country’s national heritage.

The bill was passed with a unanimous 21 votes, recently. Once passed into a law, the National Museum will be tasked with acquiring documents as well as preserving, exhibiting, and fostering research of artworks, cultural, and historical artifacts that represent Filipino heritage and the country’s natural history.

The measure will also allow the National Museum to retain and use all income derived from all its operations nationwide and overseas. This will grant it more flexibility in generating and spending its income to fund redevelopment.