The Gawad Alab ng Haraya (Alab ng Haraya Awards) honors outstanding achievements in the performing arts, cultural conservation, arts management, library and information services program, theater production, cultural journalism and documentation, and other fields.

Instituted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Alab ng Haraya Awards recognizes exemplary efforts by artists, cultural workers, institutions and foundations that have made an impact and significant contribution to the development of culture and arts in the country. This is in accordance with the NCCA mandate to extend recognition through awards, grants and services to artists and cultural groups, which contribute significantly to the cultural legacy of the Filipinos.

Likewise, the Dangal ng Haraya (Achievement Award) is given to living Filipino artists, cultural workers and historians; artistic or cultural groups, historical societies, institutions, foundations and councils, to recognize their outstanding achievements in relevant fields that have made an impact and significant contribution to Philippine culture and arts.

Through these awards, the NCCA seeks to uphold excellence in all artistic and cultural endeavors, encourage initiative and participation among groups and individuals, and recognize exemplary cultural programs that can serve as valuable examples to others.

2001 ALAB NG HARAYA
Davao City Library
Outstanding library and information services program
Pelikula: A Journal of Philippine Cinema
Outstanding published articles on culture and the arts
Filipinas Heritage Library
Outstanding cultural conservation program

(adaptive re-use)
Negros Museum
Outstanding Arts Management Program
Paulo Alcazaren
Outstanding published series of articles on culture and the arts
Andres Cristobal Cruz
Outstanding published series of articles on culture and the arts
Myra Beltran
Individual recognition in performing arts (“Daughter of Necessity”)
Douglas Nierras
Outstanding choreography in dance (“Metanoia”)
Luna: an Aswang Romance by Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Outstanding production in theater
Isang Hudyat Panimula by the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company
Outstanding production in theater

 

2002 ALAB NG HARAYA
Hermino S. Beltran Jr
Outstanding Published Feature on Culture and the Arts
Dagya at ang Alamat ni Nogas Kag ni Anini
Outstanding Published Creative Works
Komiks: Katha at Guhit ni Francisco V. Coching
Outstanding Exhibition Design and Curatorship
Likhaan: The U.P. Creative Writing Center
Outstanding Arts Management Program
Merry Wives of Manila by Dulaang U.P.
Mga Kwento Asyano by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA).
Outstanding Production in Theater
Museo Ilocos Norte
Outstanding Cultural Conservation Program-Adaptive Reuse
Tambol at Padyak by Tony Fabella
Outstanding Choreography in Dance
Three Centuries of Binondo Architecture, 1594-1898: A Socio-Historical Perspective
written by Lorelei D. C. de Viana
Outstanding Published Cultural Research

 

2007 ALAB NG HARAYA
Arti Sta. Rita Foundation, Inc – Duman Festival
Notable production performance of “Duman Festival”
Gilopez and Corazon Kabayao
Music for the published works “Makata sa Cellphone Trilogy”
Frank Rivera
Playwright-director for the published works “Makata sa Cellphone Trilogy”
Casa San Miguel Foundation
Cultural Management/Cultural Promotions
Governor Josefina Dela Cruz of the Bulacan
Cultural Management/Cultural Promotions
Municipality of Sigma, Capiz, The Sigmahanon Foundation for Culture and Arts, and the Dagway Sigmahanon, Inc.
Cultural Management/Cultural Promotions

 

2001 DANGAL NG HARAYA
Danny Dolor
Outstanding Cultural Promotions
E. Arsenio Manuel
Outstanding Cultural Research
Isagani R. Medina
Outstanding Research
Jesus T. Peralta
Outstanding Cultural Management
Felice Prudente Sta. Maria
Outstanding Cultural Management

 

2002 DANGAL NG HARAYA
Efren R., Abueg
Artistic Achievement for Literature
Lourdes Saquing Dulawan
Intangible Heritage
Purita Kalaw Ledesma
Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP)
Cultural Promotions
Augusto F. Villalon
Cultural Conservation
Basilio Esteban Villaruz
Artistic Achievement for Dance

 

2004 DANGAL NG HARAYA
Zenaida A. Amador
Outstanding contribution to the development of professional theater

 

2007 DANGAL NG HARAYA
Dr. Rustica Carpio
Outstanding Contribution in “Writing and Criticism”
Prof. Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio
Outstanding Contribution in Cultural Management
Dr. Samuel K. Tan
Outstanding Contribution in Cultural and Historical Research
Pura Santillan-Castrence
Promotion of Philippine Culture
Prof. Corazon Iñigo
Promotion of Philippine Culture
Gilda Cordero-Fernando
Promotion of Philippine Culture
Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM)
Headed by Mitch Valdez

Promotion of Philippine Culture

 

2013 DANGAL NG HARAYA
Edgardo Angara
Patronage of arts and culture

 

2014 DANGAL NG HARAYA
F. Landa Jocano
Outstanding contributions to cultural and historical research

 

2016 DANGAL NG HARAYA
Susan Calo Medina
Patron of arts and culture

 

2016 DANGAL NG HARAYA
Loren Legarda
Patron of arts and culture