Nayong Pilipino or the “Philippine Village” was conceived by former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos and her
committees of Filipino planners and architects to promote Philippine art and culture. The site of the original
Nayong Pilipino was located in MIA Road, Pasay City, adjacent to the airport complex.
Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) was initially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on
21 May 1969 as a non-stock, non-profit institution, and on 6 November 1972, was formalized as a government-owned
and controlled corporation (GOCC) by virtue of Presidential Decree (P.D.) No. 37. Subsequently, on 16 December
1991 under Executive Order (E.O.) No. 497, NPF was made an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT)
for policy coordination.
Pasay Park operations ceased in 2002 while Nayong Pilipino sa Clark Expo, established at the Clark Expo Site
in 2006 made NPF its manager and operator.
In 2007, E.O. 615 mandated the transfer of the Pasay park to the 15-hectare property of the Philippine
Reclamation Authority area in Parañaque, and the transfer of the 15 hectares of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation
property to the Philippine Reclamation Authority. E.O. 58 followed this in 2011, instructing NPF to transfer its
remaining 22.3 hectares in Pasay City to the Manila International Airport Authority.
At present, parks in operation under the foundation are Nayong Pilipino Clark Expo and Nayong Pilipino Rizal
Park, formerly the Orchidarium, now used as an interim head office facility.