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Any Special Provision Applied to University of Santo Tomas Main Building

Requested from NHCP by N. Noche at 12:20 AM on Sep 01, 2023.
Purpose: Academic Research
Date of Coverage: 07/02/1927 - 09/01/2023
Tracking no: #NHCP-965355976418

Noche 12:20 AM, Sep 01, 2023

Hi! I am currently conducting research on UST along with my members and I would like to request information on codes or any special provisions applied to the said institution which can be related to other heritage buildings.  I would also appreciate if there are any historical documents that may be available to aid in our research. 

Thank you so much for your assistance.

Officer 08:55 AM, Sep 07, 2023

September 7, 2023

Dear Citizen,


Thank you for your request dated Sep 01, 2023 12:20:55 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Any Special Provision Applied to the University of Santo Tomas Main Building.

Response to Request

Since the University of Santo Tomas is a privately owned institution, we regret to inform you that we do not have a copy of the documents regarding the preservation and restoration of the UST Main Building. However, you may directly coordinate with the UST Administration to acquire this information. To aid you with your research, we have provided you with the following details:

NHCP Guidelines Regarding Restoration and Preservation of Historic Sites and Structures:
All NHCP guidelines pertaining to the restoration and preservation of historic sites and structures, including those that may be relevant to our institution, are readily available for download on the official NHCP website. You can access these guidelines by visiting the following link:

Declaration of the University of Santo Tomas as a National Historical Landmark:
Information regarding the University of Santo Tomas' declaration as a National Historical Landmark can be found on the NHCP Historic Sites Blogspot. You can access this information by visiting the following link:

Additional Resources for NHCP Holdings:
If you require further information or wish to explore NHCP holdings related to our institution or other heritage sites, We recommend utilizing the National Memory Project website. This platform allows users to search for and access a wide range of resources, documents, and records related to the Philippines' historical and cultural heritage. You can access the National Memory Project website at the following link:

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