President Benigno Aquino has already signed the order proclaiming a new set of National Artists as early as two months ago, reliable sources says, but the National Artist Secretariat under National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has not received from Malacañang the order.
With Independence Day set to be celebrated this week, many in the arts and culture establishment are wondering why there has been no proclamation yet by Malacañang of the new National Artists who had been elected last year by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
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Call it expert advice. Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada has volunteered to become President Benigno Aquino III’s consultant on romantic ties, apparently noting that the incumbent is having difficulty latching on to a long-term relationship.