Philippine national artists - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine national artists


National Artist for Music Ramon Santos holds lecture in UP on June 6

May 24, 2019 - 7:40 PM

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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

National Artist for Architecture Francisco Mañosa dies

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) Mañosa, known as the 'Father of Philippine Neo-vernacular Architecture,' was named National Artist in 2018

NATIONAL ARTIST. Acclaimed architect Francisco Mañosa dies. Image courtesy of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Joma open to coming home over peace talks or Nat'l Artist award

Apr 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED I am most likely to visit the Philippines to promote and advance the peace process CPP founder Jose Maria Sison tells Rappler

RETURN TO PH? The CPP founder says two things may motivate his homecoming. Photo from Joma Sison's Facebook page

FULL LIST: Aquino confers National Artist awards 2016

Apr 12, 2016 - 7:44 PM

UPDATED Nine Filipinos were formally conferred the National Artist award

NATIONAL ARTIST AWARDS. President Benigno S. Aquino III shares the stage with the Order of National Artist awardees for a photo during the Conferment Ceremonies at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Thursday, April 14. Also in photo are (in any order) Alicia Garcia Reyes-Dance, Filomena Coching (wife)-Visual Arts (Posthumous), Rebecca Feliciano (wife)-Music (Posthumous), Pilar Zaragoza (wife)-Architecture (Posthumous), Ramon Santos-Music and Cirilo Bautista-Literature, Manuel Jun Urbano (son)-Film (Posthumous), Christian Alcuaz (son)-Visual Arts and Raphael Francisco (son)-Literature (Posthumous). Photo by Benjamin Basug/Malacañang Photo Bureau

The Nora Aunor story

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:15 AM

The President does not recognize how amazing the Nora Aunor story is because his own narrative is so far removed from it

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Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana dies at 96

May 13, 2013 - 3:11 AM

The first lady of Philippine theater dies but leaves her legacy

THE FIRST LADY. Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana helped pave the way for theater in the Philippines. Image from UST Faculty of Arts and Letters Facebook page