These artists are also recognized as the country’s National Living Treasures.Institutionalized through Republic Act No. 7355 in 1992.
© Francis Carlo M. Abelar Qualifications of a GAMABA or National Artist Awardee GAMABA NATIONAL ARTIST Is an inhabitant of an indigenous/traditional cultural community anywhere in the Philippines that has preserved indigenous customs, beliefs, rituals and traditions and/or has adapted whatever external elements that have influenced it. Applies to living artists who have been Filipino citizens for the last 10 years prior to nomination, as well as those who have died after the establishment of the award in 1972 but were Filipino citizens at the time of their death. Must have engaged in a folk art tradition that has been in existence and documented for at least 50 years. Artists who have helped build a Filipino sense of nationhood through the content and form of their works. Artists who have distinguished themselves by pioneering in a mode of creative expression or style, making an impact on succeeding generations of artists. Honors and Privileges GAMABA NATIONAL ARTIST A specially-designed gold medallion. National Artist gold-plated medallion produced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas An initial grant of P100,000.00 A minimum cash award of P200,000.00 net if alive, and P150,000.00 net if already dead. P10,000.00 monthly stipend for life. In consonance with the provision of Republic Act no. 7355, which states that monetary grant may be increased. A minimum lifetime personal monthly stipend of P30,000.00 Additional monthly personal allowance of P14,000.00 for the awardees as well as a maximum cumulative amount of P750,000.00 medical and hospitalization benefits annually. A State Funeral benefit not exceeding P500,000.00 Burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Categories GAMABA NATIONAL ARTIST Folk Architecture Music Maritime transport Dance Weaving Theater Carving Visual Performing arts Arts/Fashion Poetry Literature Ornamental arts Film and Broadcast
© Francis Carlo M. Abelar Textile or fiber art Arts Pottery Architecture Other artistic expressions of traditional culture GAMABA Awardees Ginaw Bilog 1993 –Poetry He took it upon himself to continue keeping scores of ambahan poetry recorded.Lang Dulay 1998 –Weaving Brought the art of T’nalakweaving to the masses.Teofilo Garcia 2012 –Weaving He is known for making the all-weather headgear, the well-made tabungaw.Magdalena Gamayo 2012 –Weaving A master weaver who makes inabel, a traditional form of textile from the Ilocos Region.She started weaving the Abel Iloko when she was only 16 years old.National Artist Awardees Levi Celerio (Music) A Filipino composer and lyricist, he was a prolific songwriter with over 4,000 songs to his credit.
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