Malacañang has appointed Silliman University vice president for academic affairs, Earl Jude Paul Cleope, commissioner of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, representing the private sector.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea issued the appointment letter to Cleope, from May 15, 2020 to January 2022. Cleope is currently chair of the Dumaguete City Heritage Council.
NHCP is a government agency primarily responsible for the promotion of Philippine history and cultural heritage. The agency’s specific functions include commemorating significant historical events and declaring historically significant sites, structures, events and personages; conduct research, produce materials in various media and publish and disseminate historical works;
Undertake and prescribe the manner of restoration, conservation, and protection of the country’s historical movable and immovable objects; and manage, maintain and administer national shrines, monuments, historical sites, edifices and landmarks of significant historic-cultural value, among others.
Cleope took up Bachelor of Science in Education, major in Social Studies, minor in English, and completed his master’s degree in History at SU. He obtained his PhD in History at the University of Santo Tomas, earning honors equivalent to summa cum laude.*
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