The Order of National Artists (Orden ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film, Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts. The order is jointly administered by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and conferred by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation by both institutions.

CINEMA
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Lamberto V. Avellana Lino Brocka Ishmael Bernal
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Manuel Conde Gerardo de Leon Ronald Alan K. Poe
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Eddie S. Romero    

 

VISUAL ARTS
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Fernando Amorsolo Hernando R. Ocampo Benedicto Cabrera
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Carlos “Botong” Francisco Cesar Legaspi Abdulmari Asia Imao
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Guillermo E. Tolentino Arturo Luz Federico Aguilar Alcuaz
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Napoleon V. Abueva J. Elizalde Navarro Francisco Coching
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Victorio C. Edades Ang Kiukok Jose T. Joya
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Vicente Manansala

 

LITERATURE
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Francisco Arcellana Edith L. Tiempo Bienvenido Lumbera
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N.V.M. Gonzalez Virgilio S. Almario Cirilo F. Bautista
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Nick Joaquin Amado V. Hernandez Lazaro Francisco
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F. Sionil Jose Carlos P. Romulo  Jose Garcia Villa
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Alejandro Roces  Rolando S. Tinio  Levi Celerio

 

FASHION DESIGN
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Ramon Valera      

 

THEATER DESIGN
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Salvador F. Bernal    

 

DANCE
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Francisca Reyes Aquino Ramon Obusan Alice Reyes
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Leonor Orosa Goquingco Lucrecia Reyes-Urtula  

 

HISTORICAL LITERATURE
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Carlos Quirino  

 

MUSIC
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Antonino Buenaventura Jose Maceda Lucrecia R. Kasilag
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Ernani J. Cuenco Lucio San Pedro Antonio J. Molina
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Francisco Feliciano Levi Celerio Ramon P. Santos
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Jovita Fuentes Felipe Padilla de Leon Andrea Veneracion
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 Honorata “Atang” dela Rama

 

THEATER
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Daisy Avellana Rolando S. Tinio Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero
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Honorata “Atang” dela Rama Salvador F. Bernal Severino Montano
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 Lamberto V. Avellana

The lives and works of the National Artists are discussed in greater detail in the book The National Artists of the Philippines, published jointly by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Anvil Publishing, Inc. and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For inquiries on the availability of the book, please contact NCCA Publications at 527-5529 or at 5272192 local 207, or email Anvil at anvilsalesonline@anvilpublishing.com