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Year Name Category Contribution

2000 Alfonso "Coke" Bolipata Music He has been performing and mentoring
for four decades.As for him, the
responsibility of keeping classical
music alive in our country falls on
young musicians. It is up to the
teachers today to properly impart the
knowledge and skills of music to the
next generation.
20001 Juan Sajid Imao Visual Art He conveys his personal experiences
with hisbold sculptures usingcast
bronze and brass in an age-old "lost
wax" method.
2001 Edgardo Jose Martin Music He is currently part of ABS-CBN
"Gary Valenciano contract actors, and is frequently
tapped to sing theme songs for the
network's soap operas and films.
2002 Eduardo Calma Visual Art He is a master's degree in architecture
from the United States, he has won
competitions both here and abroad. He
even brought pride to the Filipinos by
winning the gold prize in designing the
Philippine Pavilion at the
International Exposition last 2005 in
Aichi, Japan.
2002 Antonio "Tony Maigue Music Antonio R. Maigue became the only
Filipino to receive a scholarship at
the International Music Camp in
Bottineau, North Dakota, 1980 (served
as the principal flutist) and Music
Director at Manila Flute Choir since
1998. He also performed at the Ridsa
Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
the Cami Hall in New York; in
Washington D.C.; the Sound Hall of the
Philippine Embassy in Beijing.
2002 Raf Totengco Fashion Design Filipino designer with beginnings in
Bacolod City and Manila, designing
clothes that grew his namesake line of
award-winning accessories RAFE New York
in 1997.
2003 Kenneth Cobonpue Visual Art Filipino industrial designer known for
his unique designs integrating natural
materials through innovative handmade
production processes. He began his
design career after his studies

in Industrial Design in New York, which

led him to apprenticeships and further
studies in Italy and Germany.
2004 Gerard Rey Lico Visual Art Gerard writes a books for the
development of philippine architecture.
It focuses on the designs ang
2004 Sharon Cuneta Film Her success in the movies (53 starring
Pangilinan roles), television (10 shows) and
recording (40 albums) make her one of
The Most Successful Filipina Actress.
2005 Beethoven "Michael V" Film He was known as Bitoy or
Bunagan Toybits, is a Filipino comedian,
actor, director, composer, singer,
rapper, voice artist and parodist.
Also known as the Weird Al Yankovic
of the Philippines for his
translations and parodies of
popular Filipino and foreign songs and
has also made original songs, such as
Sinaktan Mo AngPusoKo (Youve Hurt
My Heart), and Hindi AkoBakla (Im
Not Fag).
2006 Michael Allen Cacnio Visual Art His art has achieved critical and
commercial success in Asia, Europe, and
the United States, his works frequently
featured in broadcast media and in
several reputable publications.
2009 Raymund Joseph Teves Fashion Design Laurel is best known as a television
Laurel personality as a judge on Project
Runway Philippines. He has designed
dresses worn by notable international
clients, including Tyra Banks, Maja
Salvador, Natalia Zakharova, Kylie
Verzosa, and Dayanara Torres.
2010 Maria Rachelle Gerodias Music

accessories designer who incorporates

Pinoy craftsmanship in her creations.
Her bags, jewelry, and other
accessories have been showcased in
international fashion magazines and
broadcast media.
2011 Gerard Imutan Salonga Music He is a conductor, musical arranger,
orchestrator and musical director from
the Philippines.
various communities and children in the
Philippines and throughout Asia. In
2011, his foundation formed a
partnership with the Ninoy and Cory
Aquino Foundation (NCAF) to create the
"We Can Be Anything" advocacy campaign
to help promote education.
2015 Sofronio Fortich, Jr. Music He is a respected pianist, composer and
musical director in the local theater
scene in Manila. In Hong Kong, however,
he is the musical director of Hong Kong
Disneyland who holds the banner high
for Filipinos to bring happiness to the
millions of visitors who come to the
2016 Jhett Tolentino Theatre Jhett Tolentino is a Filipino theatre
producer based in New York City, who is
also known for being the second
Philippine-born to win a Tony Award. He
has won three Tony Awards since his
Broadway debut in March 2013 and has
received his first Grammy Award in the
February 2017. He owns Jhett Tolentino
Productions, LLC.
2016 Saturnino Halili Music Tiamson focuses on helping mostly
Tiamson, Jr. filipinos by givin a free percussion
workshops. He is also a knowned
musician who promotes Filipino culture
and the arts.