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DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The KulTOURa app contains information and details of selected places in the Philippines as guide for travelers

DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Students will be able to watch the performances of poets Lourd Ernest de Veyra, Victor Emmanuel Carmelo Nadera Jr, Joel Toledo, and Cerrine Cecilia Tuason

Celebrated poets perform, talk at MSU Iligan on April 10

Why PH language chief is disappointed in Maxine Medina

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:55 PM

'Buwisit na buwisit ako doon eh,' National Artist Virgilio Almario says of the Philippine candidate's refusal to tap an interpreter during the Miss Universe 2016 pageant

Why PH language chief is disappointed in Maxine Medina

Virgilio Almario, Hamza bin Laden, U.S. intelligence | Midday wRap

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Virgilio Almario, Hamza bin Laden, U.S. intelligence | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 6, 2017

Jan 06, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 6, 2017

Freddie Aguilar out; Nat'l Artist Virgilio Almario is NCCA chair

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Singer-songwriter Freddie Aguilar, who campaigned for President Duterte, has lobbied for the post, but National Commission for Culture and the Arts board members elect Almario

Freddie Aguilar out; Nat'l Artist Virgilio Almario is NCCA chair

Lawmakers: NCCA's proposed 2017 budget too low

Sep 27, 2016 - 9:00 PM

'Wala akong alam na departamento na binawasan ng ganitong kalaking halaga,' Buhay Representative Lito Atienza says of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts' proposed budget

Lawmakers: NCCA's proposed 2017 budget too low

Freddie Aguilar suggests solution to Torre de Manila 'photobombing'

Jul 19, 2016 - 6:12 PM

'Kung ako po ang masusunod, ito po ay personal na opinyon ko lang po – para wala nang gulo, pagpapalitin ko po yung puwesto ng kalabaw tsaka ni Rizal,' the singer says

Freddie Aguilar suggests solution to Torre de Manila 'photobombing'

Is Freddie Aguilar up for the NCCA leadership?

Jul 11, 2016 - 11:29 PM

The veteran singer-songwriter says he was called by Duterte's executive assistant, Bong Go, about the possibility of heading the National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Is Freddie Aguilar up for the NCCA leadership?

Museo Pambata: Are we having casino for a neighbor?

Mar 30, 2016 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) Nina Lim Yuson, president of the children's museum, raises the alarm again that building a gaming casino in a heritage building like the Army Navy Club violates the National Cultural Heritage Act

Museo Pambata: Are we having casino for a neighbor?

April is National Literature Month in the Philippines

Mar 09, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Ang Abril ay Buwan ng Panitikan ng Filipinas.

April is National Literature Month in the Philippines

DPWH scraps plans to move Anda Monument

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Following an outcry from heritage conservationists, the DPWH will no longer push through with its proposal to convert Anda Circle into an intersection

DPWH scraps plans to move Anda Monument

Restoring the MET, reviving culture

Dec 13, 2015 - 11:00 AM

'Buildings are not just structures. They anchor our collective memory and are documents of our national identity,' says the head architect of the MET project

Restoring the MET, reviving culture

P9.48-M released to restore Manila Metropolitan Theater

Aug 23, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The NCCA envisions the Manila Metropolitan Theater, commonly called the Met, as a 'mini Cultural Center of the Philippines'

P9.48-M released to restore Manila Metropolitan Theater

SolGen no longer NHCP counsel in Torre de Manila case

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:58 PM

The Solicitor General says continuing to represent the NHCP would compromise the 'statutory duty to articulate a legal argument that will best serve its ultimate client, the Republic'

SolGen no longer NHCP counsel in Torre de Manila case

SolGen now declares Torre de Manila illegal

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Reversing an earlier position, the Solicitor General is now saying Torre de Manila should be demolished

SolGen now declares Torre de Manila illegal

July 21 oral arguments on Torre de Manila to proceed

Jul 20, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The Supreme Court is hearing a case filed by the Knights of Rizal, seeking to have a condominium demolished because it threatens the 'visual dominance" of the Rizal Monument

July 21 oral arguments on Torre de Manila to proceed

PH vs China, AFP chief, Pacquiao on Mary Jane | 6PM wRap

Jul 08, 2015 - 6:22 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

PH vs China, AFP chief, Pacquiao on Mary Jane | 6PM wRap

NCCA to DMCI: P20M Torre de Manila lawsuit 'ridiculous'

Jul 08, 2015 - 11:50 AM

The NCCA says the developer of the controversial high-rise building did not stop construction when it issued a cease and desist order in January

NCCA to DMCI: P20M Torre de Manila lawsuit 'ridiculous'

Manila Metropolitan Theater sold to NCCA

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:32 PM

'This as an agreement handing the Met back to its rightful owners, the Filipino people,' says GSIS general manager Robert Vergara

Manila Metropolitan Theater sold to NCCA

NCCA gets approval to buy Manila Metropolitan Theater

May 23, 2015 - 7:45 AM

The agency is one step closer to winning a tug-of-war for the once elegant, now decaying national cultural treasure

NCCA gets approval to buy Manila Metropolitan Theater

Tekken 7's Josie Rizal skirts line between controversy, approval

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:51 PM

Responding to comments following the reveal of Josie Rizal, along with Tekken characters Jin and Devil Jin, Namco Bandai Producer Katsuhiro Harada says around 94% of the feedback has been positive

Tekken 7's Josie Rizal skirts line between controversy, approval

Patricia Evangelista receives NCCA's Ani ng Dangal award

Feb 12, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The National Commission on Culture and the Arts recognizes Patricia Evangelista's compelling work and reporting on disaster and conflict in the Philippines

Patricia Evangelista receives NCCA's Ani ng Dangal award

Heritage advocates hail Torre de Manila suspension order

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Calling the Torre de Manila a papal eyesore, the Knights of Rizal, Senator Pia Cayetano, and cultural activist Carlos Celdran welcome the NCCA's suspension order

Heritage advocates hail Torre de Manila suspension order

Historical sites: DPWH vows close coordination with NCCA

Dec 22, 2014 - 2:34 PM

The new DPWH order is a reiteration of Republic Act 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 instructing the DPWH to work with the agency in projects involving heritage structure

Historical sites: DPWH vows close coordination with NCCA

Noel Cabangon pushes for Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino proclamation

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Musician Noel Cabangon is hopeful that President Benigno Aquino III will sign the proclamation order by the end of 2014

Noel Cabangon pushes for Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino proclamation

PH cultural agencies in need of major overhaul?

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The unclear jurisdictions of the NCCA, NHCP and National Museum may have led to the controversial greenlighting of development projects threatening the historical and cultural sites of Manila

PH cultural agencies in need of major overhaul?

2nd DIWANG: Sagisag Kultura ng Filipinas Competition

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:53 AM

Layunin ng kompetitsyon na ito na mapalaganap at maipakilala ang mga Sagisag Kulturang Filipino at upang mapahalagahan ng bawat Filipino ang kanyang identidad bilang lahi

2nd DIWANG: Sagisag Kultura ng Filipinas Competition

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

Netizens on Nora Aunor: National Artist or National Saint?

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

NCCA puzzled by exclusion of Nora Aunor in National Artists list

New set of National Artists revealed, Nora Aunor not part of list

Jun 21, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Though reportedly part of the shortlist of nominees, actress Nora Aunor is not chosen for the honor. View the list of new National Artists here.

New set of National Artists revealed, Nora Aunor not part of list

What hampers restoration of Visayas' heritage sites?

Dec 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM

The lack of manpower, equipment, and funding, makes difficult the restoration of structures damaged by Yolanda and the Bohol quake, heritage experts say

What hampers restoration of Visayas' heritage sites?

Solons: Make Bonifacio our official national hero

Nov 29, 2013 - 9:20 PM

House Bill 3431 or the Andres Bonifacio Act of 2013 seeks to bestow the title to the Supremo of the Katipunan since no law officially gave that to Jose Rizal

Solons: Make Bonifacio our official national hero

NCCA says ambassadors are 'icons,' not representatives

Nov 04, 2013 - 6:08 PM

The NCCA says its controversial stable of ambassadors serve as icons, not representatives of the entirety of the art and culture scene

NCCA says ambassadors are 'icons,' not representatives

Lessons from Bohol: Resilience is Key (Part 2)

Oct 20, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Resilience is key to overcoming the challenges of disasters

Lessons from Bohol: Resilience is Key (Part 2)

Lessons from the Bohol disaster: Part 1

Oct 20, 2013 - 12:55 AM

The Visayas earthquake is once again the best argument for an independent national disaster agency

Lessons from the Bohol disaster: Part 1

Cultural agencies to restore damaged heritage structures

Oct 15, 2013 - 5:36 PM

A team of experts that will be formed and will visit the sites starting October 17, with mobilization fund from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Cultural agencies to restore damaged heritage structures

Call for applications: 2013 Davao Writers Workshop

Sep 04, 2013 - 7:37 PM

Submission of entries is until September 21, 2013

Call for applications: 2013 Davao Writers Workshop

Sinirangan: Off the beaten path through art

May 02, 2013 - 4:04 PM

It certainly made me want to pack my bags again and explore places I haven’t been to yet in this off-the-beaten region

Sinirangan: Off the beaten path through art

Winners perform at Ani ng Dangal Awards

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:32 PM

Filipinos who brought honor to the country by winning in international competitions in 2012 are recognized during the 5th Ani ng Dangal Awards

Winners perform at Ani ng Dangal Awards

A month of heARTS: Philippine Arts Festival in February

Jan 26, 2013 - 11:25 AM

Get ready for the Philippine Arts Festival this whole month of February as the nation celebrates Philippine dance, theater, cinema, literature, visual arts, music and architecture

A month of heARTS: Philippine Arts Festival in February

What to do with Manila?

Oct 11, 2012 - 2:19 PM

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends. And the Philippines should not be left behind.

What to do with Manila?

'National Artist award for Dolphy should go through process'

Jul 12, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Despite the clamor to declare Dolphy a National Artist, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) insists on the proper process

'National Artist award for Dolphy should go through process'

Why Dolphy is not yet a National Artist

Jul 11, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Dolphy's controversial gay roles and a difficult selection process are cited as reasons for the King of Comedy's failure to be recognized as National Artist when he was alive

Why Dolphy is not yet a National Artist

Aquino appoints new NCCA chief

Jan 22, 2012 - 2:16 PM

The new political appointees will take over posts at the National Commission for Culture and Arts, Dangerous Drugs Board, and the National Anti-Poverty Commission