By NCCA | 11:07 PM June 10, 2022
Malacañang Palace on Friday declared eight ( 8 ) new National Artists for 2022.
They are Agnes Locsin for Dance, Salvacion Lim-Higgins for Design (Fashion), Nora Villamayor a.k.a Nora Aunor, Ricardo “Ricky” Lee and Marilou Diaz-Abaya for Film and Broadcast Arts, Gemino Abad for Literature, Fides Cuyugan-Asensio for Music, and Antonio “Tony” Mabesa for Theater.
On June 10, 2022, Malacanang Palace, upon joint recommendation of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), officially announced the eight ( 8 ) new National Artists by virtue of Proclamation no. 1390.
The Order of National Artist, established under Proclamation no. 1001 signed in 1972, is the highest national recognition conferred upon Filipinos who have made distinct contributions to the development of the Philippine arts and culture.
For more information about the Order of National Artist Awards, visit https://ncca.gov.ph/about-culture-and-arts/culture-profile/national-artists-of-the-philippines/