John Paul Escandor Arcilla, known professionally as Rancho Arcilla, holds the following positions under the Intramuros Administration: Senior Tourism Operations Officer and head of the Intramuros Visitors Center, Chairperson of the Intramuros Technical Committee on Architectural Standards (TCAS), and Head of the Archives and Central Records. As TCAS Chairperson, Mr. Arcilla overseas the review of all development, including new constructions, in the Walled City.
He is also a PhD student at the Tri-College of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. He has an MA in Philippine Studies from UP Diliman and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Santo Tomas.
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About the Intramuros Learning Sessions
The Intramuros Learning Sessions (ILS) is the educational webinar series of the Intramuros Administration (IA). The IA is an attached national government agency under the Department of Tourism.
Topics are interdisciplinary and cover themes related to Intramuros and Manila studies, Philippine studies, as well as cultural heritage studies. Pursuant to IA’s charter, the ILS aims to contribute to the strengthening of the Filipino’s national identity and sense of belonging and pride.
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