Jose Capistrano

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Jose Capistrano
3rd and 8th Administrator of Intramuros
In office
Preceded by Eustacio Orobia
Succeeded by Edda Villaluna Henson
In office
Preceded by Anna Maria Harper
Succeeded by Marco Sardillo
Personal details
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University

Jose Capistrano, Jr., was the former Administrator of the Intramuros Administration, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism mandated with the authority to restore and guide the development of Intramuros, Manila. He succeeded Eustacio Orobia in 1986 as the 3rd Administrator until 1990,[1] and Bambi Harper in 2010 as the 8th Administrator until 2013.[1][2]

During his term, the reconstruction of PHP 400 Million San Ignacio Church as the future Museo de Intramuros was started,[3][4] as well as the launching of several other government projects for the revitalization of Intramuros, such as the relocation of the District's informal settler families to resettlement areas in Cavite.[5][6] Other projects during her term as the Administrator of Intramuros include the reconstruction of the Maestranza, the installation of CCTVs around Intramuros, the reconstruction, maintenance, and management of Fort Santiago, the construction of a bridge connecting Intramuros and Binondo over the Pasig River, the finalization of the Intramuros Development Plan, the restoration of the American Barracks Ruins, the reconstruction of the original Ateneo de Manila, and the building of the offices for the National Archives of the Philippines and the Maritime Museum.[7][8][9][1] A monument to Ho Chi Minh was also erected in Intramuros in 2011 under his stewardship.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Waking the Walled City Business World Online Accessed 23 November 2017
  2. ^ Walled city of Intramuros to rise again The Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 22 November 2017
  3. ^ New museum on the Intramuros of Manila Southeast Asian Archeology Accessed 23 November 2017
  4. ^ Govt to spend P400-M for restoration of San Ignacio Church in Intramuros ABS CBN News Accessed 22 November 2017
  5. ^ Walled city of Intramuros to rise againThe Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 23 November 2017
  6. ^ Intramuros slum dwellers to start moving out MarchThe Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 23 November 2017
  7. ^ FEATURE: Philippines’ historic walled city Intramuros rises again Taipei Times Accessed 23 November 2017
  8. ^ CCTVs eyed in Intramuros makeoverThe Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 23 November 2017
  9. ^ Intramuros to turn into nighttime Manila destinationThe Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 23 November 2017
  10. ^ Vietnamese President Sang leads unveiling of Ho Chi Minh bust at Asean Park in Intramuros Accessed 23 November 2017
Political offices
Preceded by
Eustacio Orobia
Administrator of Intramuros
Succeeded by
Edda Villaluna Henson
Preceded by
Anna Maria Harper
Administrator of Intramuros
Succeeded by
Marco Sardillo