Jose Maceda

Jose Maceda (January 31, 1917) Today, January 31, is the 106th birth anniversary of National Artist Jose M. Maceda. Jose Maceda, composer, musicologist, teacher, and performer, explored the musicality of the Filipino deeply. Maceda embarked on a life-long dedication to the understanding and popularization of Filipino traditional music. Maceda’s research and fieldwork have resulted in … Read more

Juan Crisostomo Soto

Juan Crisostomo Soto: Father of Kapampangan Literature | @kapampangan.words JUAN CRISOSTOMO SOTO: Father of Kapampángan Literature(Jan. 27, 1867 – Jul. 12, 1918) Kapampángan poet, playwright, and journalist who is known as the Father of Kapampángan Literature. Also known by his pen name Crissot (from Crisostomo Soto) Born on January 27, 1867, in Santa Ines, Bacolor, … Read more

Daisy Hontiveros Avellana

Today is the 106th birth anniversary (January 26, 1917) of National Artist Daisy Hontiveros Avellana. Daisy H. Avellana, was an actress, director, and writer. Born in Roxas City, Capiz, she elevated legitimate theater and dramatic arts to a new level of excellence by staging and performing in breakthrough productions of classic Filipino and foreign plays … Read more

Antonino R. Buenaventura

Antonino R. Buenaventura (January 25, 1996) National Artist for Music Remembering the life and works of National Artist Antonino R. Buenaventura on his 27th death anniversary. Antonino R. Buenaventura vigorously pursued a musical career that spanned seven decades of unwavering commitment to advancing the frontiers of Philippine music. In 1935, Buenaventura joined Francisca Reyes-Aquino to … Read more

Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero

Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero (National Artist for Theater) Today, January 23, is the 106th birth anniversary of National Artist Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero. Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero was a teacher and theater artist whose 35 years of devoted professorship had produced the most sterling luminaries in Philippine performing arts today: Behn Cervantes, Celia Diaz-Laurel, Joy Virata, Joonee Gamboa, … Read more