October 21, 2014 
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    Dayaw 2014

    NCCA Gears Up for Grand Gathering of Indigenous All Over the Country. Read more

  • PH Has No Tribes

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

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    Project Kisame

    Documenting and preserving the largest heritage artworks in the Philippines. See the output of Project Kisame, a project funded by the NCCA. Read more

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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. 

  • 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.

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    E-Books on Bohol

    These are books published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts: Visita Iglesia Bohol: A Guide to Historic Churches by Regalado Trota Jose and Tubod: The Heart of Bohol. The former takes the reader to more than 40 churches in the island province of Bohol, while the latter discusses the history, art, and, culture of the turtle-shaped island. Download the e-books

  • 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. Read.

  • 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

  • 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
  • Dayaw festival to be staged in Baguio
    INDIGENOUS groups all over the country will converge in the city for a celebration of culture. Read more in Sun Star Baguio
  • NCCA: Stop building commercial establishments in public spaces
    The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) called the attention of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) and Local Government Units (LGU) to prevent construction of commercial establishment in parks and public spaces. Read more in Philstar.com
  • NCCA to hold Dayaw indigenous people’s celebration in Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga
    Dayaw, the national celebration of indigenous cultural communities, will be held October in three locations in the three major island groups. Read more in Inquirer.net 
  • The Philippines: Punnuk, the Tugging Ritual in Hungduan, Closing an Agricultural Cycle
    Hungduan, Ifugao's post-harvest ritual Punnuk, an intense tugging match in the Hapao River is featured in the latest volume of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier of the Asia-Pacific (ICHCAP) Read more
  • Cultural mapping o pagtukoy sa mga sagisang ng kulturang Pilipino, inilunsad ng NCCA
    Panoorin ang ulat ni Tricia Zafra sa State of the Nation (SONA) ng GMA News TV
  • NCCA statement on the announcement of Philippine representative to Venice Biennale
    The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, are pleased to announce the selection of Patrick Flores’ curatorial proposal titled Tie A String Around the World as the official Philippine participation at the 56thVenice Art Biennale 2015.
    Read more in Business World
  • NCCA: Only Rizal can ‘own’ Luneta landscape

    The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) joined the critics of a local government-approved condominium project near Rizal Park in Manila, and agreed that the structure would spoil the view of the monument of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Read more in Inquirer.net 

  • NCCA grants program deadline set on Aug. 31
    National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is accepting proposals for its 2015 Competitive Grants Program. Deadline is Aug. 31.

    Read more in Inquirer.net

NCCA-Funded Events


Festivals in the Philippines (October)

  • Catadungan Festival - October 24
  • Lanzones Festival - 4th week
  • Megayon Festival - 3rd week
  • Sagingan Festival - October 16-17
  • Calbayog Grand Karakol - October 16
  • Inug-og Festival - October 15
  • Feast of La Naval Manila - October 11
  • Kasanggayahan Festival - October 10-17
  • Zamboanga Hermosa Festival - October 10-12
  • Ibalong Festival - 2nd week
  • Masskara Festival - 2nd week
  • Universal Children's Festival - 1st week
  • Halaran - 1st week

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