Tag Archives: national artists

June 23, 2016

What makes you Filipino?


awOr perhaps a better question to ask is, what makes you proud to be Filipino? The question and others like it that prompt us to reflect on our culture, heritage and national identity resurface in the days surrounding Independence Day and upcoming Buwan ng Wika celebrations in August. Our welcoming of a new presidency — Continue Reading


April 19, 2016

Nine New National Artists Awarded this April


As one of his last proclamations as president of the Philippines, President Aquino announced the addition of nine new National Artists this month, six of whom were awarded posthumously. President Aquino poses with (from left) National Artists Bienvenido Lumbera (literature), Benedicto Cabrera (visual arts), Virgilio Almario (literature) and Order of National Artist awardees Manuel Jun Continue Reading