” FORGING Futures” is the theme of this year’s Manila Art, the National Art Fair co organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) at the SM Aura BGC Taguig last Oct 19 hanggang 23, 2022.

Visual Artist from Davao, Mr Jun Impas participated in the Philippines’ foremost Art Fair coincided with the Indigenous People’s month of October, Mr. Impas portrayed the Indigenous people of Davao in a colorful and lifelike imagery that captures a part of their daily lives.

The Carabao skull is usually burried or put into trash bin after the Carabao meat is consumed as food but Sculptor Danny Rayos del Sol perceive this piece of bone into a valuable work of art and he wanted to show the world the beauty of our indigenous art etched in bones.

Last but not the Least is Artist Kublai Millan who has utilized indigenous ornaments incorporated into his art forming a kind of unique touch to the the ornament having its own identity, as inteviewed by this portal’s anchor. ///Mj Olvina-Balaguer, 09053611058, and


NCCA unveils Philippine Heritage Awards 2020 marker in Palacio de Memoria

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the Subcommission on Cultural Heritage (SCH) led by its commissioner, Architect Michael F. Manalo, unveiled the Philippine Heritage Awards (PHA) 2020 Marker on July 19, 2022 at the Palacio de Memoria.

The unveiling of the PHA 2020 marker were led by Architect Manalo; Palacio de Memoria General Manager, Ms. Camille Lhuillier-Albani; Councilors of Second District of Paranaque City, Hon. Enrico Golez and Hon. Kristine Esplana; Head of ParaƱaque Tourism Office, Mr. Melquiades Alipo-on and other officials. Furthermore, a performance from soprano duo, The Nightingales was featured.

The Palacio de Memoria, one of the pre-war mansions that survived the Battle of Manila along Roxas Boulevard is awarded under the Adaptive Reuse Category wherein the project was recommended for its respect and understanding of the key decorative elements of the structure by retaining its rehabilitation process and highlighting once more the terrazzo flooring attributed to National Artist for Architecture Juan Nakpil.

The PHA is a conservation recognition program given by the President of the Republic of the Philippines upon the recommendation of the Commission, wherein monetary prizes, awards, and citations are awarded, for special achievements and contributions and services in the area of heritage preservation and conservation efforts.  This is pursuant to Section 37 of Republic Act No. 10066 or the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009.

For more information about the Philippine Heritage Awards, you may reach through the email or call (02) 8527-2207 loc. 309. You may also visit and Facebook page for further details.