The NCCA announces the winners of GADTimpalak (Gender and Development Contest) 2015.  The inaugural edition has documentary film, photography and essay writing contest categories with the theme “Filipino Women as Culture Bearers” […as nurturers, as healers, as weavers…].


The 1st NCCA GADTimpalak, a project of the NCCA Gender Focal Point System, received a total of 104 entries from all over the country. Fifty nine (59) total entries for Essay writing, thirty three (33) total entries for Photography and twelve (12) entries for Film/Documentary. The deliberation of entries was held last November 21, 2015 with selected experts acting as jurors for each of the categories.


Angelo Asuncion NCR “Dreamweavers”
Ysabel Victoriano Luzon “Abel Weaving
Henri Candelario Visayas “Crops for a living”
Gershon Carlo Alanza Mindanao “Culture Bearer”


Ersela Carillo NCR “Kolektibong Tinig at Mapagpalayang Tindig”
Ingold Faye Arribe Luzon “Pilipina: Lundyan Ka, Dakila Ka!”
Jessa Amarille Visayas The Unspoken Valor of Apoy Sana”


GRAND  WINNER Annalaine Denise Magas – “Magtatahi Nakura”
1st RUNNER-UP   Jethro Aaron Jamon – “Gloria”

2nd RUNNER-UP  Jandiane Esteban – “Liyang Dreams”

Winners will be officially notified by the NCCA –GFPS Secretariat and will be invited to Manila, all travel expenses paid by NCCA, to receive their recognition and to attend the public screening and opening of the photo exhibit of the winning entries at the NCCA Building on December 10, 2015. 

For queries about the contest, you may call Ms. Bibsy Cadiz, GFPS-TWG Head at tel. nos. (02) 527-2192 local 506, 0998-9664960 or through email at