national artists of the Philippines - updates

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

May 24, 2019 - 7:40 PM

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Malacañang: Nora Aunor will be National Artist 'in God’s perfect time'

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Malacañang says Aunor's exclusion from the list of new National Artists at least spares her 'from the emotional and psychological torment' caused by mixed reactions had she been given the title

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Duterte names 7 National Artists

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Larry Alcala, Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, Ryan Cayabyab, Francisco Mañosa, Resil Mojares, Ramon Muzones, and Kidlat Tahimik will be honored in Malacañang on October 24

Dolphy as National Artist? Son Epy Quizon: 'We don’t need a trophy'

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:07 PM

'We need people believing that my father was part of their culture. ‘Yun okay na kami,' says the actor

Cirilo F. Bautista and Baguio: How the poet became the muse of the city

May 08, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The Baguio Writers Group has since expanded, and literature is no longer the weak link in the Baguio art scene, thanks to the Sampaloc boy who decided to teach here more than 50 years ago

BAGUIO'S MUSE. Cirilo Bautista leaves a lasting legacy in the city, where he started writing and met his future wife. Photo courtesy of Shirley Lua

National Artist Napoleon Abueva dies

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(2ND UPDATE) The Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture was 88

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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Palace to 'seriously' consider Nora Aunor for nat'l artist

Apr 18, 2012 - 7:41 PM

Malacanang has not received a formal nomination of Nora Aunor for national artist but will seriously consider it

Nora Aunor at an interview for her film "Himala". RAPPLER/John Javellana