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NCCA backs Aquino in national artist brouhaha

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NCCA chair Felipe de Leon Jr. FILE PHOTO

Seeking to put the matter to rest, the head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has written President Aquino assuring him that the commission, along with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), “respects” his decision excluding Nora Aunor from the list of national artists.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

CCP announces names of new National Artists

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Cirilo F. Bautista, Alice Reyes, Ramon Santos

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has announced six new National Artists whose proclamations had been signed by President Benigno Aquino III on June 20, 2014.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Nora Aunor’s fans, backers ain’t giving up yet

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National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera (left) and NCCA Chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: Taking up the cudgels for Nora Aunor (inset). FILE PHOTOS

The fight is far from over, as far as the Superstar’s supporters are concerned. Inevitably, the noninclusion of actress-producer Nora Aunor on the roster of newly declared National Artists has resulted in numerous complaints among artists and ordinary citizens alike—with the most vehement objection coming from a National Artist and the chair of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

6 new National Artists named; Nora Aunor snubbed

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Cirilo F. Bautista, Alice Reyes, Ramon Santos

Malacañang released the list of the new National Artists late Friday night but one name was conspicuously missing.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Who’s who at Aquino’s state dinner for Obama

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands for a toast as he attends a state dinner with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, Monday, April 28, 2014. This is the last leg of president Obama's four-nation tour. AP

Topping US President Barack Obama’s state visit on Monday was a grand dinner reception in Malacañang attended by the who’s who of Philippine politics, entertainment, and high society.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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