National Arts Month 2022

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is one with the nation in celebrating this year’s National Arts Month, and a Virtual Presser will be held this January 26, 2022 wednesday at 2:00 PM.

With the Theme: Sining ng Pag-Asa with Special Guests Ms. Catriona Gray Ms. Universe 2018 and NCCA Arts Ambassador and SB19 NCCA Youth and Sentro Rizal Ambassador

December 29, 2021

NCCA inaugurates 36th Sentro Rizal in New York City

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by Chairman Arsenio “Nick” J. Lizaso, in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in New York, headed by Consul General Elmer Cato, is set to inaugurate the 36th Sentro Rizal (SR) on December 30, 2021 at the Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York City, which coincides with the commemoration of the 125th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal.

Situated in one of the cultural capitals of the world, Sentro Rizal New York looks forward to organizing events to enhance awareness on Philippine culture especially among Filipino-Americans in New York and the tri-state area. Various offerings such as conferences, performances, exhibits, and film showings are expected to be implemented by PCG New York’s Cultural and Public Diplomacy team that has successfully established its own flagship projects for networking and promotion of Philippine products and businesses within its area of jurisdiction. With SR New York in place, the Consulate will be working closely with the NCCA to further strengthen its engagements on cultural promotion and commemoration of important events in Philippine and Filipino-American history.

SR aims to promote Philippine arts, culture and languages throughout the world. Its mandate is to establish Philippine centers in various countries where there are children of overseas Filipinos who need to be acquainted with their roots, and in countries with large Filipino communities.

The Sentro Rizal serves as a Filipino language learning center, where NCCA provides materials for language learning; a Philippine cultural resource center, where a library collection in print and electronic media on Philippine culture, tourism, and investments are made available; and a Philippine cultural hub where a vast range of cultural activities for Filipinos and interested foreign nationals is conducted.

To date, the NCCA has inaugurated thirty-five (35) Sentros Rizal all over the world, with Madrid, Spain being the first site established on June 12, 2011, while the most recent is in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, inaugurated on August 26, 2021.

December 29, 2021

NCCA Sentro Rizal holds film showing of Rizal’s Pen

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its Sentro Rizal sites will hold a series of showings for Rizal’s Pen, a film by Nicolas B. Pichay in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Jose Rizal’s supreme sacrifice for his country starting December 29, 2021 until January 1, 2022.

The short film is about Patrick (played by AIR), who while contending with life under quarantine, discovers the humanistic and liberating force of the works of Jose Rizal. Reading about Rizal’s life, Patrick realizes the genius in the man and–in Rizal’s life as an exile– shadows that of Patrick ‘s own, whose mother is an overseas Filipino worker. Urian Best Actor 2021, Mr Nanding Josef and Ms Annie Luis, chanteuse, appear in special cameo roles.

This production is brought to you by the NCCA, Tanghalang Pilipino and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The schedule of screening in various sites are:


Sentro Rizal Agana


30 December 2021-01 January 2022, Guam time

Facebook @PHinAgana

Sentro Rizal Honolulu


29 December 2021

3:00 PM (Hawaii Time)

Sentro Rizal, Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu

Sentro Rizal San Francisco


30 December 2021

Facebook: @PHinSF

Sentro Rizal Washington DC


FB Watch Party / FB Premiere

30 December 2021

1:00 PM ET

Facebook: @PHinUSA


Sentro Rizal Jeddah


29 December 2021

2:00 P.M. (KSA TIME)

JPCG Hall, Jeddah, K.S.A.


Sentro Rizal Rome


29 and 31 December 2021, whole day

Philippine Embassy in Rome’s Public Area


Sentro Rizal Beijing


30 December 2021

9:00 a.m. (Beijing Time)

Sentro Rizal Beijing,

Embassy of the Philippines, Beijing, PRC

Sentro Rizal Hong Kong


29 December 2021

6:00 pm, Hong Kong PCG Public Area


30 December 2021

Facebook: @PHLinHK

Sentro Rizal Seoul


29 December 2021, 4:45PM (KOREA STANDARD TIME)

2nd Floor Sentro Rizal, Philippine Embassy Seoul