Tanaw: National Artists in the BSP Fine Art Collection View some of the best works of Philippine National Artists using your laptop or smartphone. “Tanaw” is a virtual exhibition launched by the Museo ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to promote and celebrate the country’s rich cultural heritage You may want to read: 8 National … Read more

Marilou Diaz-Abaya: National Artist for Film and Broadcast

Congratulations to National Artist for Film and Broadcast Art Marilou Diaz-Abaya! Marilou Diaz-Abaya was a film and television director and screenwriter. She began her career in the 1980s and was part of the generation that defined what is today remembered as the “Second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema.” Her notable works are Brutal (1980), which … Read more

Fides Cuyugan-Asensio: National Artist for Music

Congratulations National Artist for Music Fides Cuyugan-Asensio! Professor Emeritus Fides Cuyugan Asensio’s more than six decades of involvement with the art of opera displays her dedication and passion for bringing inaccessible Western dramatic idiom into Philippine theaters for the Filipino opera enthusiasts to experience and learn from. She’s dedicated to opera and musical theater, which … Read more

Antonio Mabesa: National Artist for Theater

Congratulations National Artist for Theatre Antonio Mabesa! Antonio “Tony” Mabesa, known as the Lion of the Theater, was a director, actor, and teacher who greatly contributed to the growth and diversity of Philippine theater. His theater teaching, formalism as aesthetics, and methods of production have made an impact on his students. He was a professor, … Read more

Salvacion Lim Higgins: National Artist for Design

Congratulations National Artist Salvacion Lim Higgins! Salvacion Lim-Higgins, known to the fashion world as “Slim’s”, is credited for innovating and transforming the look of terno into a world-class silhouette by combining the elements of Philippine costume with European couture details and construction. She was known for her exquisite drapery, constant and evocative use of indigenous … Read more