8 National Artists for 2022

8 National Artists for 2022 Nora Aunor (film) Fides Cuyugan Asensio (music) Ricky Lee (film and broadcast art) Agnes Locsin (dance) Gemino Abad (literature) Salvacion Lim Higgins (fashion design) Marilou Diaz-Abaya (film) Antonio ‘Tony” Mabesa (theater) You may want to read: National Artist for Theater


The kulintang may refer to: the series of graduated knobbed gongs laid in a row; the individual knobbed gong in the series; and the ensemble that is composed of other instruments such as agong (pair of heavy hanging gongs), dabakan (goblet-shaped drum), gandingan (four suspended gongs) and babandir (small metallic gong). A kulintang may be … Read more


Kolitong Philippine Zithers are tube bamboo or wood-stringed instruments that are plucked or struck. It is of two kinds: polychordal with several strings and the parallel which has two strings on one side of the tube. Some names for zithers across the Philippine islands are: kolitong, kollessing, kulibet, saluray, tambi, bamban, tabengbeng, kudling, and tabobo. … Read more


There are varied types of Philippine jew harps across the islands. In Southern Philippines, for the groups found on the island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, the playing of the kubing or jew’s harp is for courtship and recreation by the younger generation. The instrument is used to mask the poetry being mouthed by … Read more