The National Historical Institute is responsible for the conservation and preservation of the Philippine historical legacies. It encompasses cultural program on historical studies, curatorial works, architectural conservation, historical information dissemination, restoration and preservation of relics and memorabilia of heroes and renowned Filipinos.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines, as an arm in the culture and development agenda of the government, envisions:
A Filipino society with citizens informed of their history, who love their country and proud of their cultural heritage.
Its mission is the promotion of Philippine history and cultural heritage through research, dissemination, conservation, sites management and heraldry works.
It aims to inculcate awareness and appreciation of the noble deeds and ideals of our heroes and other illustrious Filipinos, to instill pride in the Filipino race and to rekindle the Filipino spirit through the lessons of history.
The NHCP is mandated to undertake research and publication of Philippine historical works; educational activities on historical events and personages; restoration, preservation and conservation of movable and immovable objects of historical value and implementation of the National Historic Act of the Philippines (PD 260 and PD 1505); administration of historic sites, structures and memorabilia of national heroes; and blazoning of government symbols and implementation of Republic Act 8491 or “The Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.”