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NCCA’s Cinema Rehiyon festival braves new frontiers

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Regional filmmakers kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf were released at the same time that the Cinema Rehiyon festival was taking place recently in Cagayan de Oro City, whose theme was “Filming the Frontiers.”

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Taboan 2014 in Subic: A movable, moving literary feast

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TABOAN delegates in Bacolor Church

Mindanao—in particular, Zamboanga City—was the venue chosen in June 2013 by National Commission for Culture and the Arts for the 2014 Writers’ Festival. Recent disturbances (Read: Zamboanga siege) forced a relocation of the annual literary festival for the National Arts Month to Subic, Zambales.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Youth camp on Philippine heritage tours Bicol, honors Sto. Niño de Cebu

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AUGUSTINIAN Fr. Harold Rentoria, NCCA commissioner who leads the annual Taoid heritage festival. Right: First Mass memorial in Limasawa, where 2014 Taoid kick-off ceremonies were held.

Angat Kabataan, the annual youth camp on Philippine heritage conservation, will be held April 30 to May 4 as part of the National Heritage Month celebrations.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

NCCA urges DOT to promote Philippine arts and culture

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NCCA chair Felipe de Leon Jr.: “Spain, China and Japan lure millions of tourists through their cultural treasures.”

The head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has asked policy-makers for support for the agency’s cultural development plan that would promote local creativity and boost tourism as an avenue for economic development.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA theater fest aids in Bohol rehabilitation

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EARTH Savers group doing interpretative dance on song about the environment.

To help in the psychological rehabilitation of communities hit by disasters last years, the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Committee on Dramatic Arts held Theater on the Edge at the municipalities of Dauis and Loon in Bohol during the recent National Arts Month.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA’s Dayaw-Taboan in Leyte: Arts seek solidarity with ‘Yolanda’ victims

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NATIONAL Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera witnesses cultural community rite.

Super Typhoon “Yolanda” may have put the Dayaw festival in Tacloban in the backseat (it was supposed to be held last November).

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brillante Mendoza leads NCCA’s Ani ng Dangal Awards

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Fifty-seven artists from different fields of arts will be honored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the Ani ng Dangal Awards at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila on Feb 2.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Bonifacio’s blighted land evoked in NCCA art installation

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It appears a glassed-in portion of the lobby of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts is being prepared for “beautification” via indoor landscaping.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Felipe M. de Leon, Jr.: ‘We should be proud of Filipino genius and culture’

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DE LEON researching in the Cordillera: He has worked for the Ifugao epic
“Hudhud” to be included in the World Heritage List.

February will see the country celebrating the National Arts Month (NAM). As the chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), government’s primary agency for the arts and culture, Felipe M. de Leon Jr. is not only on top of the Philippine Arts Festival, the NCCA’s flagship event to celebrate NAM; he is also vested with the duty to steer Philippine arts and culture to a fruitful and stellar direction.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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

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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 »

Cagayan de Oro hosts NCCA’s Cinema Rehiyon

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EXHIBIT on architectural motifs, part of Architext, one of the programs of the 2014 Philippine Art Festival

In celebration of the National Arts Month (NAM), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will hold Cinema Rehiyon in Cagayan de Oro City on Feb. 19-22. This is one of the seven flagship programs during the Philippine Arts Festival (PAF) of NCCA.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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