The National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA), under the Subcommission on the Arts (SCA), is one of the 19 national committees of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the cultural arm of the government. It is composed of individual and institutional members from the literary arts. It is mandated to promote the appreciation of Philippine literature and to develop a sense of nationhood among Filipino writers.

Empowerment of writers and readers in all Philippine languages through the formation of a national literature and a national community of writers and readers.

Develop an enriched and broadly-based national literature out of the country’s constituent literary traditions.

Christine F. Godinez-Ortega, PhD Head                  Iligan City
Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, PhD Vice Head Quezon City
Isidro M. Cruz Secretary Iloilo City
Ms. Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz Asst. Secretary Davao City
Ms. Maria Carmen A. Sarmiento ExeCon Member Quezon City
Mr. Allan C. Popa ExeCon Member Quezon City
Ms. Elizabeth M. Raquel ExeCon Member Ilocos Norte
Mr. Higino Francisico V. Penones Jr. ExeCon Member Camarines Sur
Hope S. Yu, PhD ExeCon Member Mandaue City, Cebu
Fr. Albert E. Alejo, SJ, PhD. ExeCon Member Zamboanga City

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