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National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 10066)

Year of Version:2010
Date of Text (Enacted):March 26, 2010
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:
The purpose of the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 in the Philippines is to preserve Philippine cultural heritage.

The Act defines six categories of cultural properties: national cultural treasures, important cultural property, world heritage sites, national historical shrine, national historical monument, and national historical landmark. For specific provisions relating to intangible cultural heritage such as practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, and skills, see Sections 3(x) & 19.

Date of entry into force: See Section 54 for further details.
Available Texts: 
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National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 10066) National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 10066), Complete document (pdf) [115 KB] National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 10066), Complete document (htm) [160 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PH052

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