The Malacanang Palace has named six individuals to be added to the Order of National Artists of the Philippines.
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Proclamation orders were signed last Friday by President Benigno Aquino III declaring (clockwise, from top) Ramon Santos (Music), Cirilo Bautista (Literature), Alice Reyes (Dance), Jose Maria Zaragosa (Architecture and Allied Arts), Francisco Coching (Visual Arts), and Francisco Feliciano (Music) as the newest National Artists of the country.
A formal ceremony to honor the awardees will be held at a later date. Download the proclamation orders in the Official Gazette of the Philippines.
Read more about the Order of National Artists of the Philippines.