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6 new National Artists named; Nora Aunor snubbed

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 »

NCCA Sayaw Pinoy tours the country; UE joins PAF

SAYAW Pinoy features Hispanic-inspired Filipino dances.

Sayaw Pinoy, the annual dance showcase around the country of the Philippines Arts Festival (PAF) for National Arts Month, opened last Jan. 30 in Roxas City, Capiz.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The ‘multiplicity’ of Filipinos and the art of bringing people together

NCCA Chairman Felipe De Leon Jr explains that Filipinos have been making waves in the international singing stage is because Filipinos love to bring people together. Singing, being one of the most expressive performance arts, is used as a tool by Filipinos to bring people together.  MATIKAS SANTOS/ INQUIRER.net

The reason why Filipinos love social media so much or why Filipinos invite others to eat with them is also the same reason why Filipinos have been constantly making waves in the international singing stage.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Creation of art loss registry pushed

CULTURAL TREASURE  “Ina at Anak” is the oil painting by National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo that, according to the heirs of Abelardo and Trinidad Tarrosa Subido, had been stolen from their family and resold in the “unregulated secondary art market.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The heirs of poets and writers Abelardo and Trinidad Tarrosa Subido are calling for the creation of an art loss registry to curb the illicit trade in art and cultural property that, they said, was behind the “unauthorized sale” of an artwork stolen from their family, a painting by Filipino National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Language Month’ exhibit at DFA celebrates people’s dynamism, others


The many languages of the Philippines are a reflection of the Filipino people’s dynamism, flexibility, and adaptability, Felipe de Leon Jr., chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), said during the opening of an exhibit celebrating “Buwan ng Wika (Language Month)” in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) building in Pasay City.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »