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Caddawan, Alyssa Kaye T.



- Should be a Filipino citizen

- It is a rank, title, wearable award

- Highest national recognition given to Filipino individual

- Recognition of his or her significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts

- It could be in Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts,
Architecture and Allied Arts

- Conferred by means of a Presidential Proclamation

- It was established by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1001, Series of 1972

- The order is jointly administered by the ff:

 Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)

 National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
 Conferred by the President

- It embodies the highest ideals of humanities and aesthetics and ideal expression of

 Kidlat Tahimik (Film)

- Widely regarded as the father of independent Philippine cinema

- Kidlat Tahimik (real name: Eric de Guia) is known for creating films that humorously
but evocatively critique neocolonialism

- A native of Baguio City, he has garnered numerous international and local awards for
his films

- His first, Perfumed Nightmare (1977), won the International Critics Award at the Berlin
Film Festival

- He has gone on to inspire generations of Filipino filmmakers to forge on with their

independent vision, regardless of commercial considerations

- In 2009, he received the UP Gawad Plaridel Award, the University of the Philippines’
highest award recognizing achievements in media

 Ryan Cayabyab (Music)

- “Mr. C” is perhaps the most famous Filipino composer in recent history

- He has composed musical scores for award-winning films, 10 full-length Filipino

musicals, full-length ballets, a major opera, and a plethora of songs

- including beloved classics like “Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka” and “Da Coconut Nut”

- A force for original Pilipino music, he has spearheaded the Philippine Popular Music

- He served as judge in talent shows, like Philippine Idol and Philippine Dream Academy

- He leads the 7-member Ryan Cayabyab Singers

 Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio (Theater)

- Her work focuses on writing plays, promoting children’s theater, and puppetry

- Bonifacio has been called the “Grande Dame of Southeast Asian Children’s Theater”

- She has penned 40 plays, 20 books, and 30 stories

- She was a chairperson of the University of the Philippines’ Creative Writing Program

- She founded Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas, a children’s theater and puppetry troupe
based in UP

 Francisco ‘Bobby’ Mañosa (Architecture)

- If Mañosa is a name unknown to you, the same likely cannot be said of his iconic works

- The architect known for his modern interpretation of Philippine architectural design

- Also known for his use of indigenous materials

- His works can be find behind the Coconut Palace, world-famous Amanpulo Resort in
Palawan, Pearl Farm in Samal Island, Shangri-La Hotel in Mactan, and the San Miguel
building in Mandaluyong

- For his pioneering vision and promotion of indigenous Filipino architecture

- Mañosa has garnered many accolades, both locally and internationally

 Ramon Muzones (Literature)

- Muzones is the preeminent name in West Visayan fiction

- He is best known for his Hiligaynon novel Margo sa tubig: The Story of Salagunting

- It is about a fictional Muslim state in Mindanao and the struggles of its hero, Salagunting,
to wrest it from the clutches of usurpers
- A tale that combines intrigue, romance, pre-colonial lore, fantasy, and adventure, it
unfolded as a series in the Hiligaynon magazine Yuhum

- In 1989, he received the Gawad CCP para sa Sining, an award given every 3 years
to artists whose works have enriched their art form

- His proclamation as National Artist is posthumous as Muzones died in 1992

 Resil Mojares (Literature)

- Mojares is a multi-awarded writer, historian, and literary critic

- His works include Origins and Rise of the Filipino Novel, The War against the Americans,
- Books about eminent Filipinos, such as Vicente Sotto, Pedro Paterno, Isabelo delos
Reyes, and Trinidad Pardo de Tavera

- He has won several National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle

- He founded the Cebuano Studies Center, a library and research center dedicated to
Cebuano culture and history

 Larry Alcala (Visual Arts)

- Editorial cartoonist and illustrator Alcala’s pen brought to life some cartoon series

- His major works: Slice of Life in the Weekend Magazine, Mang Ambo in the Weekly
Graphic, and Kalabog en Bosyo

- The first comic strip where characters spoke in Taglish

- His many works portrayed the idiosyncrasies of the Filipino, especially our ability to
laugh at ourselves in the face of great adversity, as personified in the character of Mang

- The two detectives in Kalabog en Bosyo were brought to the big screen and played by
comedians Dolphy and Panchito in a film by Sampaguita Pictures
- Alcala died in 2002 at the age of 75

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