March 05, 2015 
  • IFLC

    Dances, music, arts and poetry from 15 countries around the world are coming to Manila to mark the 13th International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC). Read more

  • Four-Day Work Week

    The public is hereby informed of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) adoption of the Four-Day Work Week pursuant to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 22, series of 2014 dated September 12, 2014. As approved by the CSC, NCCA office hours will be from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM from Monday to Thursday, effective January 5, 2015. Read more

  • NCCA Transparency Seal

    In the National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as the General Appropriations Act of 2012. See NCCA compliance with Transparency Seal. Read more

  • Kultura Quiz

    Test your knowledge of PH culture and the arts with our fun quizzes. Start here

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    Local Culture and Arts Councils

    Did you know that your LGUs are tasked to create local culture councils in your area?  Learn more

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    56th Venice Biennale 2015

    NCCA Announces PH Representative to 56th Venice Biennale. Read more


  • Help Rebuild Our Heritage

    Our heritage sites and structures needs rebuilding. You can help in restoring our national treasures to their former glory. Know more on how you can help.

    Download the Joint Subcommission on Heritage - National Committee on Monuments and Sites Assessment on Earthquake-damaged Heritage Structures in Bohol and Cebu (May 27-31, 2014)

    Download the Report on the Technical Assessment of Bohol Churches Damaged by the 15 October 2013 Earthquake. 

  • Story of Juan

    We are part of the NEW story! The National Commission for Culture and the Arts believes in the "Story of Juan," which promotes honest and effective governance, one that is truly transparent, disciplined and serving the interest of the country and its people. This is the very vision of the Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform Program, which aims to improve efficiency, accountability and transparency in public fund use in order to ensure the direct, immediate, substantial and economical delivery of public services especially to the poor. Read details of the PFM program here: http://pfm.gov.ph/ . Watch video

  • Heritage Law

    The Republic Act 10066 (National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009) is an act providing for the conservation of the country's national cultural heritage, to be implemented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Read and download copy

  • Sagisag Kultura

    Get to know the 2000 cultural icons of the Philippines. Read

  • AGUNG

    Check out the latest issue of AGUNG, the official newsletter of the NCCA. Learn about what we have been doing and read about the latest cultural and arts events in the country. Download a copy

  • Sentro Rizal

    Created and established under Section 42 of the Republic Act 10066 or Heritage Law, the first Sentro Rizal in the Philippines is located at the 6th floor of the NCCA Building. Its main purpose is the promotion of Philippine arts, culture, and language throughout the world. Read more

  • Philippine Fact Sheet

    Balangay: The Philippine Factsheet aims to be a vessel and conveyor of knowledge on Philippine culture. It also aims to broaden cultural literacy among our people and enhance their understanding of Philippine arts and culture. Check out the latest issue.

    Download previous issues


  • Teachers' Toolkit

    A Teacher Toolkit Towards a Southeast Asian Community

    This toolkit aims to promote the Southeast Asian community by providing information and classroom resources about our shared values, history, and heritage. This project is in support of the ASEAN Vision 2015. Learn more.

  • The NCCA Gallery

    The creation of the NCCA Gallery dedicated to contemporary arts was a joint initiative by the Committees on Visual Arts (NCVA) and on Art Galleries (NCAG) in response to the current demands of a vastly burgeoning contemporary art scene in the Philippines. read full story...

  • Philippine Literature Portal

    Check out the official resource on Philippine literature and current activities related to the written word in the country. Go to site .

  • NCCA Publications

    See the list of NCCA publications.

    Pambata Stories.

  • NCCA Events

    Be in the loop! Check the schedule of cultural events happening this month!
    NCCA-Funded Events
    Festivals in the Philippines

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    2012 GAMABA

    Kattukong maker Teofilo Garcia from San Quintin, Abra, and inabel weaver Magdalena Gamayo from Pinili, Ilocos Norte are the latest National Living Treasure Awardees. Read more

  • RP's Colonial Churches

    The Philippines is home to hundreds of centuries-old Spanish colonial churches. Built at the height of Spanish influence in the archipelago, these churches are a fusion of European and Asian architectural motifs. Read more

  • What is PH Art?

    What makes Philippine Art Filipino? To what extent is Philippine art derivative of Western art? Is there anything “Filipino” about, for example, the Manila Wyeth school, the so-called magic realists? How about the paintings of Fernando Amorsolo, Carlos Francisco and Hemando R. Ocampo, all of whom have been identified in a big way with the native sensibility? Read more

  • Old Churches & Mosques?

    Everywhere there are structures from the past that speak to us of our collective identity, which have so much to share about the lessons of history. What to do to save them? Regalado Trota Jose offers tips. Read more

  • PH Has No Tribes

    Anthropologist Jesus Peralta explains why there are no tribes in the Philppines. Read more

  • NCCA orders halt in construction of Torre de Manila
    The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) on Tuesday issued a cease-and-desist order against the construction of a private condominium building believed to be ruining the landscape of Jose Rizal's monument in Manila. Read more in The Philippine Star
  • Dayaw 2014: Ethnic kids perform Ifugao songs 'Buwot,' 'Gungunayon'
    Watch the video by Yahoo Philippines. Click here
  • Dayaw Festival set on Nov. 21-22 in Zambo
    The festival is touted to be the biggest gathering of the country’s IPs set from November 21 to 22, 2014 in the city. Read more
  • Dayaw Zamboanga 2014 – for environment and peace
    For the first time in the history of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the prime government agency for arts and culture, the annual Dayaw Celebration will be held in Zamboanga City. Read more in the Zamboanga Times
  • Ayta basketball and other indigenous games are highlights of NCCA’s Dayaw in Baguio
    Amid encroachments by commercial developers with the collusion of local and national government agencies, cultural communities recently flocked to Baguio for Dayaw, the indigenous-peoples festival organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Read more in Inquirer.net 
  • Bacolod to host Visayas leg of #Dayaw2014 Indigenous Peoples’ Festival
    “Dayaw: The Indigenous Peoples’ Festival will be held in Bacolod City” on November 10 and 11 with the theme, “Katutubong Filipino Para sa Kalikasan at Kapayapaan.” Read more in Sun Star Online
  • National Indigenous Peoples Month ipinagdiwang sa Baguio
    Bumida nitong weekend ang mga katutubo mula sa Luzon sa National Indigenous People's Month na ginanap sa Baguio City. Ulat mula kay Laila Chikadora ng News5 Aksyon. Panoorin ang buong ulat.
  • Makulay na kultura ng mga katutubong grupo, ibinida sa Dayaw Festival sa Baguio
    Panoorin ang ulat ng Balita Pilipinas Ngayon ng GMA News TV
  • NCCA issues cease order vs Sta. Ana, Manila development
    The Sta. Ana Heritage Tourism (Sahta) group welcomed the issuance of a cease-and-desist order by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) against the high-rise development project of CDC Holdings, Inc. on Pedro Gil Street in Sta. Ana Manila, a declared heritage zone.  Read more in Inquirer.net
  • A celebration of Philippine indigenous cultures
    Most of the indigenous groups of the Philippines will gather together from October to November to celebrate their traditional cultures and heritage in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples’ Month. Read more in the Dailty Tribune

NCCA-Funded Events


Festivals in the Philippines (March)

  • Witches Festival - Holy Week
  • Pangalap Ritual - Good Friday
  • Ang Pagtaltal - Good Friday
  • Centurion Festival - Holy Week
  • Moriones Festival - Holy Week
  • Holy Week - March-April
  • Anibina Bulawanun Festival - culminates on March 8
  • Island Garden City of Samal Festival - first week

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