The National Commission for Culture the Arts and the City Government of Davao is inviting everyone to “PAKIGHINÁBI: Forum on Order of National Artists and Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan”.

Listen to three of the country’s esteemed cultural workers—Ms. Corazon S. Alvina, Dr. Felipe M. de Leon Jr., and Dr. Patrick D. Flores—as they discuss the nature, objective, distinction, and congruence of the two awards that make up the National Orders of Cultural Merit. The forum will also dwell on the selection processes for both awards.

Pakighinábi—Bisaya word for conversation—is a special NCCA outreach to local government units with strong local culture and arts sector—such as Davao City—which intends to develop an eye for nationally significant fine and folk arts and artists in the locality and to strengthen its capacity to actively participate in future nominations of National Artists and Manlilikha ng Bayan.

Join us this coming 25th of March, Thursday, 1:00 – 6:00 PM via Zoom. The forum shall also be broadcast via FB Live through the NCCA and City Government of Davao Facebook Pages.

Register in advance by scanning the QR Code or by following this link: