Jose Capistrano

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Jose Capistrano
3rd and 8th Administrator of Intramuros
In office
1989–1990
Preceded by Eustacio Orobia
Succeeded by Edda Villaluna Henson
In office
2010–2013
Preceded by Anna Maria Harper
Succeeded by Marco Sardillo
Personal details
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University

Jose "Junjun" Antiquisa Capistrano, Jr., was the former Administrator of the Intramuros Administration and the current President and CEO of Philippine Pharma Procurement Inc., a subsidiary of the Philippine International Trading Corporation under the Department of Trade and Industry.[1] He succeeded Eustacio Orobia in 1986 as the 3rd Intramuros Administrator until 1990,[2] and Bambi Harper in 2010 as the 8th Administrator until 2013.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Capistrano's career in government started with his appointment as Intramuros Administrator in 1989, from 1990 to 1992, he was the General Chairman and Vice-Chairman and from 1992 to 1998 the Director of the then Philippine Tourism Authority, now the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority. During his stint there, he helped privatize Fort Ilocandia,[4] he was with the Department of Tourism for various years starting in 1995 up to his appointment again as Intramuros Administrator in 2010. During his second term as administrator from 2010 to 2013, the reconstruction of PHP 400 Million San Ignacio Church as the future Museo de Intramuros was started,[5][6] 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.[7][8] Other projects during his 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.[9][10][11][2] A monument to Ho Chi Minh was also erected in Intramuros in 2011 under his stewardship.[12]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jose A. Capistrano, Jr. Resume" (PDF). Phil. Pharma Procurement Inc. 23 April 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Waking the Walled City Business World Online Accessed 23 November 2017
  3. ^ Walled city of Intramuros to rise again The Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 22 November 2017
  4. ^ "Harper out of Intramuros; Lapid as trade-off in PTA?". ABS-CBN News. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  5. ^ New museum on the Intramuros of Manila Southeast Asian Archeology Accessed 23 November 2017
  6. ^ Govt to spend P400-M for restoration of San Ignacio Church in Intramuros ABS CBN News Accessed 22 November 2017
  7. ^ Walled city of Intramuros to rise againThe Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 23 November 2017
  8. ^ Intramuros slum dwellers to start moving out MarchThe Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 23 November 2017
  9. ^ FEATURE: Philippines’ historic walled city Intramuros rises again Taipei Times Accessed 23 November 2017
  10. ^ CCTVs eyed in Intramuros makeoverThe Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 23 November 2017
  11. ^ Intramuros to turn into nighttime Manila destinationThe Philippine Daily Inquirer Accessed 23 November 2017
  12. ^ Vietnamese President Sang leads unveiling of Ho Chi Minh bust at Asean Park in Intramuros Balita.ph Accessed 23 November 2017
Political offices
Preceded by
Eustacio Orobia
Administrator of Intramuros
1989–1990
Succeeded by
Edda Villaluna Henson
Preceded by
Anna Maria Harper
Administrator of Intramuros
2010–2013
Succeeded by
Marco Sardillo