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Have you ever been to the PNP Museum?

CALOOCAN CITY, (PIA)—This year’s celebration of Museum and Galleries Month also marks the 1st anniversary of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Museum as an accredited and institutional member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), – a non-governmental organization that establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities.

The PNP Museum celebrates the Museum and Galleries Month through an Art Exhibit underscoring the 4th Philippine Arts Summit’s theme, “Embracing Uncertainty: Showcasing Solidarity, Hope, and Recovery.” The activity was held at Camp BGen Rafael T Crame in Quezon City on October 20, 2022.

The highlight of the program hugging the Museum’s Changing Gallery is the Tagapagtaguyod ng Sining at Kultura ng Pilipinas (TSKP) Artists’ Exhibit anchored on the theme: “Binhi: Sining at Kultura Pamana ng Republika.” 

The Exhibit conveys the depicted artists’ messages and emotions through unique masterpieces, in a sense, propagating Philippine values, patriotism and love of country.

Photo credit: Sheena Sy Gonzales

Secretary of the Interior & Local Government, Atty. Benjamin C Abalos Jr. graced the activity as the guest of honor and speaker together with Police Lieutenant General Rhodel O Sermonia, Officer-In-Charge, PNP.

During the activity, Abalos pointed out the importance of art and culture in the country.

“Dumaan man ang panahon, ang sining at kultura ang nagtutulay sa ating maipagmamalaking tinatawag nating lahi. Ang ating kultura ang siyang nagtatatag o naglalatag kung paano natin haharapin ang ating kasalukuyan at babagtasin ang kinabukasang nais natin para sa susunod pang mga henerasyon,” Abalos said.  (“As time passes, art and culture will bridge us in bringing pride to our race. Our culture establishes on how we deal with our present and forge the future we want for the next generations.”)

Museums and Galleries Month is being observed in the month of October every year by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 798, series of 1991.

The celebration showcases and promotes the essence of Museums in the Philippines as homes of Filipino culture, history and heritage.

The PNP Museum has a preeminent accomplishment in collecting, curating, and ultimately preserving distinctive relics and artifacts from the past that form part of what and where the Philippine National Police is now, giving a significant avenue and opportunity to commemorate the courage and contributions of the men and women of PNP.

Every relic and artifact from the PNP Museum is, indeed, a passage to the history of policing and Philippine culture.

Photo credit: Sheena Sy Gonzales,

The PNP Museum is open to the public and entrance is FREE!

However, Camp Crame is a secured area so you must obtain permission.

Here’s what you can do should you want to visit the PNP Museum:

Submit a letter of intent for your visit.

Address the letter to the Director of Police Community Relations Group and the Chief of Historical and Museum Management Division.

At the time of this article’s publication, these were PCol. Patrick Joseph G. Allan and Col. Godfrey A. Convento, respectively. Best to call their office to confirm.

Include details such as the date of your visit (provide 2 dates,) purpose of your visit and the names of everyone in your party.

Don’t forget to include your name and contact details

Send it via email at or

Confirm with them by calling (+632) 723-0401 or 0963 121 1433

Coordinate with the police officers regarding details of your visit: How many vehicles are you coming in with, where to park, where to meet and with whom plus the designated gate for entering. Make sure you give them your mobile number in case of any sudden changes. (PNP/PIA-NCR)

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Susan De Leon

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National Capital Region

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