National Parks Development Committee
The National Parks Development Committee is a government agency that is tasked to oversee national parks in the Philippines. It was established primarily for the purpose of developing and maintaining national parks specifically the Rizal Park or Luneta, Paco Park, the Pook ni Maria Makiling and Burnham Park.
The NPDC was established on January 14, 1963 by Executive Order 30 for the development of Quezon Memorial Circle, Luneta and other National Parks. In 1964, the committee was then designated as the "National Parks Development Committee". It was attached to the Department of Tourism in 1987.
- To provide fully developed and well- maintained parks for the Filipinos wholesome recreation and socio-cultural education which will contribute towards the enrichment of the national identity heritage.
Areas of Responsibility
- Rizal Park
- Paco Park
- Pook Olivia De Salamanca
- Mabini Shrine
- Pook ni Maria Makiling Park
- Burnham Park
Arts and Culture
- Concert at the Park is a weekly public service of the NPDC. It was primarily started to initiate the masses into the appreciation of classics.
- The Bold textMartyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal is a living memorial honoring the Philippine's national hero. It is ligh and sound sculptural tableau which is an open-air theater presentation, featuring 30-minute dramatization of Rizal's final hours.
- Paco Parks Presents is a musical presentattion every Friday 6pm at Paco Park. The musical is aired nation wide infront of a "live" audience at at PTV Channel 4.
- Ballet at the Park is a cultural fare in Rizal Park. The presentation is in cooperation wiht Ballet Manila which is held every Saturday 5pm.
- Cinema in the Open Air
- Visual Arts Presentation