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FULL: LIST: 2020 Gawad CCP Para sa Sining awardees

Jul 05, 2020 - 10:08 PM

The awarding ceremonies is scheduled in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic

'Respect human rights': CCP Thirteen Artists Awardees decry anti-terror law

Jul 04, 2020 - 6:14 PM

Several awardees from 1970 to 2018 convey their 'collective disagreement and outrage' over the anti-terror law

Call for applications to the Virgin Labfest 16 Writing Fellowship Program 2020

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:20 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Cultural Center of the Philippines is now accepting applications for the fellowship will be held on June 16 to 28, 2020

WATCH: As 'The Kingmaker' premieres at CCP, 'arts legacy' of Imelda Marcos comes into question

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:24 PM

Directed by Lauren Greenfield, 'The Kingmaker' takes a critical look at the former first lady's penchant for extravagance and its continuing effects on Filipino society

ART COLLECTION. Imelda Marcos shows off her art collection in a scene from Lauren Greenfield's documentary 'The Kingmaker.' Screenshot from

Amid novel coronavirus outbreak, CCP cancels Pasinaya Open House Festival

Jan 31, 2020 - 8:34 PM

The festival, which features thousands of artists across all forms of art, was originally scheduled to run from February 7 to February 9

PASINAYA. The Cultural Center of the Philippines' annual Open House Festival is cancelled. Screenshot from

'The Kingmaker,' a documentary about Imelda Marcos, to premiere at CCP in January 2020

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Lauren Greenfield's documentary will be screened at the CCP two weeks after it hosted a dinner for founding chair Imelda

LOOK: CCP hosts dinner to 'honor' founding chair Imelda Marcos

Jan 16, 2020 - 11:16 AM

(UPDATED) CCP says in a statement that during the dinner, they launched a fundraising campaign for victims of the Taal eruption

IMELDA MARCOS. Imelda attends mass in Baclaran in 2016. On January 15, 2020, she is 'honored' by the Cultural Center of the Philippines with a lavish dinner. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

CCP to hold Misa de Aguinaldo 2019

Dec 20, 2019 - 4:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The CCP will hold the Misa de Aguinaldo on Tuesday, December 24, at the CCP Main Theater

Christmas Eve Mass CCP. Photo by CCP

Call for proposals: CCP 2020 exhibition venue grant

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:01 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Artists, curators, art organizations, and institutions are welcome to submit proposals for various venues at the CCP Main Theater Building

CCP announces 10 fellows to Virgin Labfest 15 writing program

May 31, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The Virgin Labfest 15 Writing Fellowship Program is a mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage

Photo from Virgin Labfest

CCP to pay tribute to 2018 national artists

May 16, 2019 - 10:22 AM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is set to pay tribute to Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Kidlat Tahimik, Francisco Mañosa, and writers Resil Mojares and Ramon L. Muzones

Written word, performance intersect at Performatura 2019 festival April 5-7

Apr 03, 2019 - 12:27 AM

Performatura 2019 happens on April5-7 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

All-women small press fair to be held at CCP

Mar 06, 2019 - 2:19 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The event features women creators who will sell and showcase their books, zines, stickers, illustrations, comics, and accessories, and meet their readers

Gawad Alternatibo 2019 call for entries

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:16 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission for the Gawad Alternatibo is on or before March 15, not later than 6pm, at the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division Office

National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista dies

May 06, 2018 - 12:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang sends its condolences to the family and friends of the late National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista

CCP accepting nominations for 2018 Thirteen Artists Awards

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Deadline for acceptance of nominations is on 31 January 2018 at 6pm

CCP announces Cinemalaya 2017 finalists

Jul 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The independent festival will feature 9 full length movies and 12 short films

CINEMALAYA. Both full-length features and short films will be competing in the annual independent film festival. Photos courtesy of CCP

Juilliard stage manager conducts mentoring program at the CCP

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Sison hopes to contribute to the advancement and promotion of stage management profession in the Philippines

Philippine High School for the Arts marks 40th anniversary

Jun 06, 2017 - 2:40 PM

PHSA will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila as well as at the National Art Center in Mt Makiling in Los Baños Laguna

CPP to declare ceasefire no later than March 31

Mar 25, 2017 - 1:56 PM

UPDATED The Communist Party of the Philippines says it looks forward to a similar unilateral ceasefire declaration by the government as mutually agreed upon in backchannel talks from March 10 11

Call for applications to the Virgin Labfest 13 Writing Fellowship Program 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Deadline for submission of requirements is on May 19 12 mn and announcement of accepted applicants is on June 9

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Jan 20, 2017 - 12:28 PM

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FULL LIST: Winners, Cinemalaya 2016 awards night

Aug 14, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Check out the full list of winners along with a list of finalists for Cinemalaya 2017

Photo from Facebook/Pamilya Ordinaryo

Winners of the 28th CCP Independent Film and Video named

Aug 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Gawad Alternatibo annually cites the best efforts of Pinoy filmmakers in four categories – Animation Experimental Documentary and Short Feature

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Aug 05, 2016 - 7:43 PM

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Cinemalaya Campus tackles film technology at CCP

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:36 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Cinemalaya Campus is a part of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition

VIRAL: Youth choir surprises LRT passengers with serenade

Jun 07, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Sing Philippines Youth Choir says the goal of the flash mob was to promote the beauty of chorale music and arts to the public

FULL LIST: 2015 Gawad CCP Para sa Sining awardees

Sep 12, 2015 - 1:55 PM

The CCP gives its highest honor to 11 individuals and 2 organizations

AWARDEES. Antonio Mabesa, Nora Aunor, Denisa Reyes, and Paulo Alcazaren are 4 of the 13 recipients of the 2015 Gawad CCP Para sa Sining. Photos courtesy of CCP

Rappler Talk: Art, Labor, and the Filipina

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:58 AM

The triumphs and struggles of the Filipina laborer takes centerstage in visual artist Nikki Luna s art works

The pain and glory in labor, as told by Nikki Luna

Sep 06, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Called LABOR Nikki Luna s latest exhibit celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the Filipina laborer

Thirteen Artists Awards 2015 winners named

Apr 29, 2015 - 3:35 PM

An exhibit featuring the winners works will open in September 2015

CCP holds talk on human sexuality and theater

Feb 10, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The talk will be held by Rappler columnist psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes

File photo by Giovanni G. Navata/Wikimedia

#PugadBaboy: Tragic Film Industry

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Mark your calendars: 'Beauty and the Beast' to be staged in Manila

Oct 21, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Time to save the dates

#PugadBaboy: May pakinabang

Jul 26, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Netizens on Nora Aunor: National Artist or National Saint?

Jul 01, 2014 - 5:32 PM

Netizens air their support for or disdain toward Malacañang s refusal to name actress Nora Aunor a National Artist

NCCA puzzled by exclusion of Nora Aunor in National Artists list

Jun 22, 2014 - 4:16 PM

Chairman Felipe de Leon Jr said they will be asking Malacañang about why the star was not among those who will be receiving the honor

Things to do: April 11-17

Apr 11, 2014 - 10:59 AM

Holy Week is just around the corner But before you leave the Metro here are some things that are happening this week

Kanta kay Inang Kalikasan

Apr 09, 2014 - 5:41 PM

Bakit walang papel ang panitikan at musika sa Earth Day celebration ng Cultural Center of the Philippines sa Abril 13? Hindi ba t kapag pinaglangkap sila ay mas titiim at tatagos sa kamalayan ang mensahe?

Pasinaya goes beyond CCP Complex on its 10th year

Mar 18, 2014 - 5:30 PM

After a decade of bringing traditional Filipino art and culture closer to Filipinos Pasinaya extends its reach further this year

PASINAYA. Sining Kumintang ng Batangas Kidz a the CCP Main Ramp during CCP Pasinaya Open House Festival. Photo by Orly Daquipil

Things to do: March 14-20

Mar 14, 2014 - 9:38 AM

Here s your weekly fix of events happening in the next 7 days

A Wicked farewell

Mar 11, 2014 - 9:49 PM

The Manila run of world renowned musical Wicked comes to an end This goodbye came with tears laughter and a serenade

#PugadBaboy: Ang Punyal ni Devlino 20

Feb 18, 2014 - 8:37 AM

#PugadBaboy: Ang Punyal ni Devlino 19

Feb 17, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Cinemalaya 2014 accepting entries for Short Feature Category

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:34 PM

Entries to the Short Feature Category of the 2014 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition are now being accepted

EVE Online raises US$190k for PH relief

Dec 12, 2013 - 6:03 PM

CCP raises 190 890 in donations through its PLEX for Good campaign

HANDOVER. CCP hands over the check for US$190,890 to the Icelandic Red Cross. Photo from CCP Games