A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai
Heritage and Development
University of Santo Tomas Graduate School – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (USTGS-CCCPET)
Heritage Management, Heritage Context and Issues, Heritage Education and Interpretation, Heritage and Tourism
ERIC BABAR ZERRUDO is the Director of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Graduate School Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and the Environment in the Tropics (USTGS-CCCPET). He is also an Associate Professor of the UST Graduate School for Cultural Heritage Studies and National Coordinator of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference (CBCP) Episcopal Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church. He was the former UNESCO Philippines Commissioner for the World Heritage Convention and the Focal Person for Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention of the Philippines. He was the Philippine resource person for the ICCROM conferences on Authenticity in the Asian Context and Conservation Policies in Asia. He is an accredited World Heritage-ICOMOS Evaluation Expert for cultural serial and cultural landscape sites. He has conducted cultural heritage mapping projects all over the country and continues to facilitate value-based interdisciplinary Philippine approach and applications in heritage conservation. He finished his Accelerated AB Economics (De La Salle University), Research in Culture and Representation (Tokyo University), Master of Cultural Heritage Studies (Deakin University), Specialist Course on Historic Buildings Conservation (Lund University) and Ph. D. Development Studies major Heritage and Development (University of Santo Tomas).