February of every year is National Arts Month in the Philippines. Then President Corazon C. Aquino made this declaration in 1991 via Presidential Decree 683. For two decades the NCCA has been supporting various local projects and special events during National Arts Month to showcase the best of the Philippine artistic and cultural scene.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) joins the whole nation in mourning the passing of Rodolfo Vera Quizon, also known as Dolphy—actor, producer, and dubbed as the country’s one and only King of Comedy.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), two of the prime government institutions that uphold the promotion of artistic cultural expressions and heritage of the country and its people, jointly administer the Order of the National Artist Awards. It is conferred every three years by the President of the Philippines.