Juan Sanchez Peralta Hidalgo Jr.

Gawad CCP Awardee (1991), Multi-faceted Ilokano Writer, Prolific Translator, and an Excellent Storyteller July 12, 1936 – October 23, 2020 JUAN S.P. HIDALGO JR. dedicated his life to writing. He was considered a prodigy of Ilocano writing by his peers, yet he continued to live humbly and inspired numerous others Read more…

Rocky Gathercole

World Class na Fashion Designer June 16, 1967 – March 3, 2021 Ang Filipino fashion designer na lumikha ng mga kasuotan ng naggagandahang celebrity sa Pilipinas at Hollywood ay walang iba kundi si Rocky Gathercole. Kabilang sa kanyang mga dinamitan ay sina Sharon Cuneta, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, at Read more…

Rita Kalaw Ledesma

Philippine Art Advocate, Writer March 19, 1938 – August 1, 2021 Rita Kalaw Ledesma was a Philippine art advocate and writer who centered her life around art, culture, service, faith, and family. Born in Manila to Rafael Ledesma and Philippine visual arts leader Purita Kalaw-Ledesma, she was raised in Silay Read more…

Maurice Ivan Saraza

Musician, Educator March 16, 1984 – August 27, 2021 Maurice Ivan Saraza was a talented and awarded violin and viola musician and teacher who trained abroad and brought back his learnings to benefit students in the Philippines. Ivan started making music at a very young age. He first studied the Read more…

Wally Gonzalez

Guitarist, Bluesman, Pinoy Rock Pioneer December 27, 1949 – July 23, 2021 Wally Gonzalez was a guitarist and bluesman, and considered one of the pioneers of Pinoy Rock. Born in Sampaloc, Gonzalez had been playing guitar since he was a teenager. He founded the Juan de la Cruz band in Read more…

Ruby Nicole dela Cruz

Entrepreneur, Writer, Pastry Chef, Heritage Cuisine Advocate August 22, 1975 – September 12, 2021 Ruby Nicole “Colette” dela Cruz was a pastry chef, entrepreneur, and writer. Laguna’s famous Colette’s Buko Pie was named after her by her mother, Atty. Regina Bulatao-dela Cruz. She was born in Manila to Regina and Read more…

Leticia Hofileña Tison

Educator, Theater and Radio Pioneer September 6, 1929 – June 9, 2021 Leticia Hofileña Tison was a speech, drama, and broadcast communication educator who taught at the University of the Philippines (UP) for more than 30 years, eventually being appointed professor emerita by the University of Board of Regents in Read more…

Sixto Carlos Jr.

Activist, Theater and Cultural Worker, Environment Advocate February 27, 1947 – September 5, 2021 Sixto Carlos Jr. was an activist, theater and cultural worker, and environment advocate who co-founded the Samahang Demokratiko ng Kabataan (SDK), a mass organization of student and youth activists who fought the Marcos dictatorship. He was Read more…

Kitchie Benedicto-Paulino

Television Producer and Director July 16, 1947 – August 4, 2021 Si Kitchie Benedicto-Paulino ay isang producer at direktor na sa loob ng apat na dekada ang tumulong lumikha at magbigay-buhay sa napakaraming palabas sa telebisyon na naging bahagi na ng kamalayan and popular na kultura ng mga Pilipino, tulad Read more…

Bobby Tamayo

Stage and Film Actor November 20, 1963 – December 30, 2020 Dionisio Tamayo, popularly known as ‘Bobby,’ was an indie film and theater actor. He attended the Davao School of Arts and Trade (now University of Southeastern Philippines) from 1975 to 1979. He appeared in numerous indie films, theater productions, Read more…