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Leo Abaya

Leo Antonio C. Abaya

December 13, 1960 – May 26, 2021
Leo Abaya was an artist, teacher, curator, production designer, and film director.

Ma. Lucia David Abella (Chichi Abella)

May 4, 1971 – May 24, 2021
Cultural Worker and Manager of the Philippine Madrigal Singers

Mamerto Valde Abuso

May 11, 1957 – August 30, 2020
Mahusay na in-house technician at production staff ng CCP; ulirang ama at huwarang manggagawa

Danny Acuña

May 27, 1944 – March 30, 2021
Pinakamasayahin at Pinakaaktibong Dibuhista sa Bansa

Rupert S. Acuña

June 25, 1951 – October 25, 2021
Ballet Dancer, Costume and Set Designer, and Artistic Director

Fidel V. Agcaoili

August 8, 1944 – July 23, 2020
Revolutionary and dedicated peace talks leader

Armando G. Aleja

October 23, 1936 – October 18, 2021
Propesor at Tagapayo ng Samahang Lazaro Francisco

Heherson T. Alvarez

October 16, 1939 – April 20, 2020
Statesman, freedom fighter, and environmental activist

Zara Alvarez

1981 – 2020
Human rights defender and martyr; educator and writer

Dr. Riza Sargado Amaguin

June 19, 1941 – August 3, 2021
Katangi-tanging principal at leader, arts and culture advocate

Jay Amarante

July 25, 1977 – September 13, 2021
Photographer

Joseph Keith ‘JK’ Anicoche

October 23, 1986 – November 19, 2021
Performance-Maker, Educator, and Cultural Worker

Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III

February 8, 1960 – June 24, 2021
15th President of the Republic of the Philippines

Maria Teresa Aquino-Oreta

June 28, 1944 – May 14, 2020
Legislator, Advocate for Women and Education

Ronald P. Aquino

December 5, 1961 – March 8, 2021
Politician and Advocate of Arts and Culture in the Regions

Salvador Arellano

1941 – 2020
Internationally-acclaimed visual artist who specialized in equestrian and game fowl themes and subjects

Jondy Arpilleda

April 15, 1979 – November 27, 2021
Fictionist, Poet, Essayist

Jojo Atienza Jr.

October 25, 1961 – April 9, 2021
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Noli Aurillo

March 26, 1959 – October 16, 2021
Musician, Magician, Maverick

Ambalang Ausalin

March 4, 1943 – February 18, 2022
2016 Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan Awardee for Yakan Textile Weaving

Nini Quezon Avanceña

April 9, 1921 – July 12, 2021
Human Rights Activist

Clarissa Limquico Avendaño

March 18, 1960 – March 15, 2021
Architect, Museum Assistant Director, Teacher

Rodel Ayungao

August 27, 1977 – May 4, 2021
Manggagawang Pangkultura at Art Handler

Ruggero Barbieri

May 5, 1961 – March 20, 2022
Conductor, Music Director, and Principal Conductor of the PPO

Carmen “Baby” Barredo

April 28, 1941 – May 23, 2021
Actor, Director, and Stage Mother of Philippine Theater

Dante Barreno

July 8, 1955 – July 8, 2021
Dibuhista ng Komiks at Mabuting Padre de Pamilya

Heber Bartolome

November 4, 1948 – November 15, 2021
Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Painter

Levi Bartolome

December 8, 1951 – October 3, 2020
Musikero ng grupong Banyuhay, classical guitarist, at isa sa mga haligi ng OPM sa genre na folk rock

Aldrin Bautista

October 18, 1993 – March 31, 2021
Web Developer and Cultural Worker

Rev. Fr. Alex O. Bautista

August 3, 1969 – July 9, 2020
Architect who created iconic designs for churches, designed the papal chair for Pope Francis’ 2015 visit to the Philippines

Maria Azucena Moya Benitez

April 1, 1951 – March 28, 2022
Dancer, Dance Company Executive Director, Academic, Mentor

Juvan Molino Bermil

1974 – 2020
Beloved and respected makeup, costume, and prosthetics artist & stylist

Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio

April 4, 1930 – December 29, 2020
Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Teatro, Manunulat, ang Filipinong Esopo

Eduardo Villena Borbon

October 28, 1950 – April 17, 2021
Recipient of CCP’s PILAK Award for Outstanding Work in Community Art and Culture, Teacher and Cultural Champion

Janet Bordon

September 16, 1955 – September 22, 2021
Actress

Manuel Reyes Buising

1951 – 2020
A writer in several genres including theater, film, television, fiction, and even komiks. His career spanned both popular and serious art and he became the “official screenplay writer” of Fernando Poe, Jr. (National Artist for Film) for many of Poe’s movies from the 1990s to early 2000s

Randy Bustamante

July 15, 1970 – April 19, 2020
Poet, essayist, translator, and teacher. Beloved mentor for the humanities and for writing and meditation workshops

Lina Cabaero

February 14, 1961 – August 8, 2021
Aktibista, Manggagawang Pangkultura, Organisador

Leopoldo Caballero

August 25, 1942 – August 31, 2021
Epic Chanter, Traditional Craftsman, Teacher of Indigenous Knowledge

Mark Ian A. Caballes

1978 – 2020
Musical prodigy, singer, pianist, conductor, teacher and voice coach

Angel Cacnio

June 6, 1931 – July 13, 2021
Visual Artist

Lloyd Café Cadena

September 22, 1993 – September 4, 2020
Vlogger, writer, comedian, and radio disc jockey who became one of the most popular Filipino social media influencers, with millions of followers

Sixto Carlos Jr.

February 27, 1947 – September 5, 2021
Activist, Theater and Cultural Worker, Environment Advocate

Rustica Carpio

August 9, 1930 – February 1, 2022
Film, Theater, and Television Actor, Theater Director, Writer, and Educator

Leonarda C. Carrera

November 6, 1942 – September 4, 2021
Kampeon ng Wika, Poet, Writer, Pangasinan language advocate, Catechist

Lito Casaje

May 2, 1957 – October 27, 2020
Playwright, Teacher, and Theater Artist/Director/Producer

Bernard Catindig

August 14, 1975 – February 21, 2020
Actor

Adelina “Del” D. Cayetano

November 17, 1953 – January 22, 2021
Production Manager at Alagad ng Teatrong Pilipino

Louie Celerio

1950 – 2020
Ilustrador at dibuhista sa komiks noong mga dekadang nanaig sa popular na kamalayan at panlasa ganitong uri ng panitikan

Father Gilbert Luis R. Centina III, OSA

May 19, 1947 – May 1, 2020
Priest and prizewinning multi-lingual author, poet, and newspaper columnist

Manuel G. Chaves

__ – October 14, 2020
Graphic Designer and Arts Manager

Ester Chavez

May 1, 1928 – May 31, 2021
Reyna ng Dulang Pangradyo at Beteranang Aktres sa Telebisyon at Pelikulang Filipino

Menggie Cobarrubias

August 10, 1953 – March 26, 2020
Beloved actor for stage and film. Gawad Urian winner and one of the most respected Filipino character actors

Allan L. Concepcion

May 21, 1965 – November 3, 2021
Educator, Performing Artist, and Dance Troupe Artistic Director

Rey Paz Contreras

August 31, 1950 – March 23, 2021
Sculptor

Gilda Cordero-Fernando

June 4, 1930 – August 27, 2020
Gawad CCP para sa Sining 1994 awardee for Publishing and Literature, Writer, Visual Artist, Editor, Publisher, and Philippine pop culture maven

Allan Cosio

June 20, 1941 – April 29, 2021
Multi-talented and internationally awarded visual artist. A beloved and familiar figure in the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Deo Fortunato Cruz

December 24, 1973 – August 21, 2020
Singer, arranger, and musical director

Arlyn Dela Cruz

January 4, 1970 – December 20, 2021
Veteran Journalist, Award-winning Filmmaker, Writer

Lemuel A. Dela Cruz

July 11, 1969 – September 18, 2021
Classical Singer and Professor

Ruby Nicole Dela Cruz

August 22, 1975 – September 12, 2021
Entrepreneur, Writer, Pastry Chef, Heritage Cuisine Advocate

Roussel “Russ” Gajete-Cuevas

July 8, 1981 – December 25, 2021
A dedicated volunteer who mobilized donations of art materials and books during the COVID-19 lockdown

Teodorico “Jun” Cumagun

January 1, 1933 – October 6, 2020
Cartoonist, Painter, Sculptor, Set Designer for Theater Productions

Ito Curata

1959 – 2020
Acclaimed fashion designer of high society who used his glamorous celebrity in active philanthropic work

Butch Dans

January 11, 1952 – April 8, 2021
OPM Advocate, Recording Executive, Talent Manager, and Music Artist

Alex Datu

August 20, 1950 – April 21, 2020
Entertainment Journalist, Radio Host, and Singer

Angelito L. David

July 28, 1936 – January 15, 2022
Visual Artist, Watercolorist, Art Conservator, and Teacher

Irene H. Delarmente

May 25, 1978 – June 14, 2020
Theater actor, TV commercial artist, and kiddy theater educator

Eduardo B. Dimacuha

January 2, 1943 – April 4, 2021
CCP’s PILAK Awardee for Outstanding Work in Community Art and Culture and former Mayor of Batangas City

Lilia Dizon

1928 – 2020
LVN actress and glamorous screen goddess during Philippine cinema’s Golden Age

Neil Doloricon

December 1, 1957 – July 16, 2021
Painter, Editorial Cartoonist, Activist, and Educator
1990 CCP Gawad para sa Sining Biswal and Thirteen Artists Award

Maria Cleofe A. Doydora

April 8, 1955 – August 13, 2020
Empleyado ng CCP HRMD, miyembro ng CCP Chorale

Fu Yabing Masalon Dulo

August 8, 1914 – January 26, 2021
Manlilikha ng Bayan, Textile Weaver and Dyer, Culture Bearer

Troy Elizaga

February 18, 1970 – September 2, 2021
Architect, Heritage Advocate, and Environmental Planner

Aurea S. Erfelo (Madam Auring)

March 11, 1940 – October 30, 2020
Sikat na Manghuhula at Aktres sa Pelikula

Conrado A. Escudero

July 13, 1933 – November 21, 2021
Patron of the Arts, Author, Chef, Heritage Advocate

Jose Jaime Llavore Espina

March 8, 1962 – July 7, 2021
Veteran Journo and Press Freedom Hero

Gabby Fernandez

September 26, 1967 – May 11, 2021
Film Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Teacher

Luzviminda Fernandez

July 13, 1935 – March 5, 2022
Film, Television, and Theater Actress and Radio Talent and Director

Benjamin S. Farrales

July 1, 1932 – March 6, 2021
Gawad CCP para sa Sining Awardee (2015), Dean of Filipino Fashion, and Advocate of the Mindanao culture

Bonnie Jane Yared Flores

March 16, 1961 – October 22, 2020
Writer and Teacher

Ramon S. Francisco

1948 – July 27, 2020
Respected and beloved desk editor, journalist, and educator

Claire Dela Fuente

December 28, 1958 – March 30, 2021
Mang-aawit at Negosyante

Benj Gabitan

November 11, 1967 – July 2, 2021
Artist Handler and Music Producer

Romeo Gacad

October 3, 1959 – October 30, 2021
Photojournalist, three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee

James Lozano Gacita

September 21, 1993 – January 13, 2022
Freelance Artist and Activist

Florante B. Gaerlan

July 10, 1959 – April 14, 2021
Theater and Film Actor, Screenwriter

Victor Elijah Gador

December 18, 1996 – September 09, 2021
Direktor, Cinematographer, Film Editor

Fr. Rodulfo “Dong” Galenzoga

April 13, 1945 – March 14, 2021
Diocesan Priest, Playwright, Stage Director

Peque Gallaga

August 25, 1943 – May 7, 2020
Filmmaker, TV director, writer, production designer, actor. A recipient of the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining, he made his mark during what’s considered the Second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema

Edel E. Garcellano

May 4, 1946 – April 23, 2020
Poet, Essayist, Literary Critic

Jamir Garcia

September 5, 1978 – November 26, 2020
Vocalist and Metal Rock Musician

Kim Garcia

February 4, 1988 – January 12, 2021
Visual Artist, Filmmaker, Revolutionary

Cir-Anthon Paolo C. Garing

June 22, 1988 – February 03, 2022
Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Producer

Chito Gascon

May 26, 1964 – October 9, 2021
Lawyer, Civil Organizer, Human Rights Activist

Juan T. Gatbonton

February 25, 1928 – March 11, 2021
Journalist, Editor, and Fictionist

Rocky Gathercole

June 16, 1967 – March 3, 2021
World Class na Fashion Designer

David Amancio Genotiva

August 30, 1949 – March 11, 2021
Poet, Essayist, Literary Critic, Proud Son of the Waray Language and Literature

Teresita Gonzales

June 20, 1955 – August 19, 2020
Film and Television Actor

Wally Gonzalez

December 27, 1949 – July 23, 2021
Guitarist, Bluesman, Pinoy Rock Pioneer

Ernesto Felix Gregorio

February 20, 1946 – March 30, 2020
Mahusay na Mekaniko, Driver, at Tagapamuno ng CCP Motorpool

Franco Guerrero

February 3, 1947 – June, 24 2020
Veteran Film Actor and Martial Artist

KC Guerrero

1964 – 2020
Entertainment journalist, editor, and erstwhile talent manager

Gilbert Guillermo

1948 – 2020
Upstart magazine publisher, Filipino pop culture icon

Roderick Hall

November 7, 1932 – January 13, 2022
World War II in the Philippines Memory Advocate and Patron

John S. Heredia

October 17, 1966 – May 2, 2021
Musician, Visual Artist, Writer, Public Servant

Laura L. Hermosa

May 9, 1928 – March 16, 2021
Veteran Actress and Radio Icon

Juan Sanchez Peralta Hidalgo Jr.

July 12, 1936 – October 23, 2020
Gawad CCP Awardee (1991), Multi-faceted Ilokano Writer, Prolific Translator, and an Excellent Storyteller

Riel Hilario

September 9, 1976 – August 4, 2021
CCP Thirteen Artists Awardee, Sculptor, Curator, and Respected Critic of the Arts Market

Guillermo Hisancha

Guillermo H. Hisancha

August 29, 1962 – October 24, 2020
Outstanding architect, architectural conservation advocate, public servant, and past UAP President

Leticia Hizon

March 23, 1937 – October 3, 2021
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Teacher

Marietta A. Jambora

December 24, 1943 – April 17, 2021
Visual Artist, Cultural Worker, Community Organizer

Vivencio R. Jose

January 13, 1940 – December 6, 2021
Teacher, Literary Critic and Researcher, Historian

Kim Idol / Kim Dinosaur

1979 – 2020
Celebrated versatile performer who specialized in stand-up comedy, writing his own material and for other comedians. He was also a host, actor, writer, singer, and director

Crispulo J. Icban Jr.

August 3, 1935 – April 5, 2021
Journalist, former Press Secretary

Eddie Ilarde

August 25, 1934 – August 4, 2020
Broadcaster, Senator, Pop Culture Icon

Norman B. Isaac

1947 – 2020
One of the Philippines’ greatest editorial cartoonists who brought his keenly insightful, razor-sharp observations of Philippine society to the world through brilliantly rendered illustrations.

Raymund Isaac

June 28, 1962 – September 3, 2021
Celebrity, Fashion, and Advertising Photographer

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