National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Program Director of Philippine Cultural Education Program and former NCCA Subcomission on Cultural Dissemination head Elmar Ingles Beltran passed away on July 9. He was 49.
Beltran was also the Gawad Buhay! executive director and jury coordinator of the Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group Inc. (Philstage). Gawad Buhay! annually gives recognition in the field of Philippine performing arts. He was also the Executive Director of Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and a member of the Optical Media Board. Ingles was also a writer, editor and an educator.
The necrological service for Ingles was held on July 10 at Rizal Funeral Homes in Pasay City. His remains was brought to Tayabas, Quezon on July 11.