Fifty-seven artists from different fields of arts will be honored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the upcoming Ani ng Dangal Awards.
Now on its sixth year, the Ani ng Dangal (Harvest of Honors) Awards recognizes artists who have earned international awards and accolades during the past year.
Aiming to highlight the artistic brilliance of Filipinos, the annual event is part of the Philippine Arts Festival (PAF) 2014, NCCA’s grand event in celebration of the National Arts Month every February.
Led by NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon Jr., the awarding ceremony will be on February 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.
Among this year’s awardees are Bridgebury Realty Corp. and Maria Cecilia Cruz (for architecture); Adrielle Esteban, Alessandra de Rossi, Anita Linda, Auraeus Solito, Barbara Miguel, Briccio Santos, Brillante Ma. Mendoza, Dwein Baltazar, Eddie Garcia, Emmanuel Quindo Palo, Kidlat Tahimik, Eugene Domingo, Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan 2nd, Ian Loreños, Inshallah Montero, Jericho Rosales, Joel Torre, Jun Robles Lana, Nora Aunor, Marilen Magsaysay, Paul Sta. Ana, Roger Kyle “Bugoy” Cariño, Ron Morales, Roy Iglesias, Sandy Talag, Jameelah Rose del, and Prado Lineses (for cinema); Bayanihan, Boyz Unlimited, and Halili-Cruz School of Ballet (for dance); Clint Ramos (for dramatic arts); Eric delos Santos, ABS-CBN’s Matanglawin: Pasig River Earth Day Special, Nanoy Rafael, Philip Jerome Vaquilar, GMA News TV’s Reel Time, Sergio Bumatay 3rd, Pupil, and Jason Tan (for multidisciplinary); Merlie Alunan (for literary arts); Beverly Caimen, De La Salle University Chorale, Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir (Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral in Cubao), Aldeza Ianna dela Torre, and Jed Madela (for music); and Manny Fajutag, Norman B. Isaac, Robert John Cabagnot, Trisha Co. Reyes, Raymundo Folch, Orley Ypon, Aaron Favila, Jhon Vincent Redrico, Bianca Jamille Aguilar, Jamia Mei Tolentino, Lord Ahzrin Bacalla, Maria Angelica Ramos Tejada, Joel C. Forte, and Jerrica Shi (for visual arts).
As part of the awards, Ani ng Dangal Exhibit will also be staged at Resorts World Manila from February 2 to 7. It will be transferred to the NCCA gallery on February 10 and runs until the end of the month.
This year’s PAF has the theme “Art on the Edge,” consisting of the flagship projects of the seven committees of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts—architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater and the visual arts. It has workshops, exhibitions, forums and performances participated in by representatives of all the seven arts and taking place all over the country. PAF is in celebration of the National Arts Month, which started when Presidential Proclamation 683, declaring February as National Arts Month, was signed in 1991.
For more details on the activities and schedules, contact PAF Media Director and NCCA-Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) head, Rene Sanchez Napeñas at (632) 527-2192 or at 0928.5081057. Log on to www.ncca.gov.ph or email firstname.lastname@example.org.