Leo Antonio C. Abaya

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

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

Fidel V. Agcaoili

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

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

Maria Teresa Aquino-Oreta

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

Salvador Arellano

19__ – 2020
Internationally-acclaimed visual artist who specialized in equestrian and game fowl themes and subjects

Levi Bartolome

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

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

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

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

Mark Ian A. Caballes

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

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

Louie Celerio

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

Ester Chavez

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

Susan Quimpo S. Chiu

February 4, 1961 – July 14, 2020
National Book Awardee (2012), author, theater artist, and activist

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

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

Ito Curata

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

Alex Datu

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

Irene H. Delarmente

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

Lilia Dizon

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

Maria Cleofe A. Doydora

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

Ramon S. Francisco

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

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

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

Gutson Alvarado Heyres

December 31, 1984 – August 20, 2020
Pintor at Street Artist ng Cavite, Tagapagtaguyod ng Food Not Bombs

Guillermo Hisancha

Guillermo H. Hisancha

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

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

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.

Ramon Reyes Jimenez, Jr

July 14, 1955 – April 27, 2020
Former Secretary of Tourism; writer and creative professional, iconic figure in advertising and marketing

Mercedes Lactao-Fabros

March 9, 1953 – May 16, 2020
Haligi ng kilusan para sa reproductive health at sexual rights ng kababaihan; mang-aawit at kwentista

Benjo Laygo

May 19, 1953 – May 24, 2020
Visual Artist, Editorial Cartoonist, Art Director

Anita Linda

November 23, 1924 – June 10, 2020
Awardee of the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (1994) and Premium Performer for Vaudeville, Film and Television

Katrina Marie D. Lopez

June 27, 2000 – September 26, 2020
Talented folk dancer, dance group leader, and dedicated student

Arturo Gregorio Dimayuga Luz

November 29, 1926 – May 26, 2021
National Artist for Visual Art, Designer, Art Manager

Florence Maglalang


Illustrador at dibuhista ng komiks at naging illustrador ng mga de-seryeng nobela sa Filipino. Natatangi siya bilang isa sa mga kakaunting mga babaeng naging dibuhista ng komiks.

Gianna Maniego

1963 – 2020
Journalist, editor, book author and K-Pop fan

Manuel Perez Maramba

1936 – 2020
Celebrated composer, music theorist, and concert pianist. He received many prestigious international awards and produced music for ballets, orchestras, and papal masses. His contribution to the progress of the UST Conservatory of Music is deemed “priceless”

Paola Bettina C. Mauricio

April 16, 1996 – 27 July 2020
Music prodigy, singer, songwriter, indie record producer, and fictionist

Mario L. Mendez, Jr.

1982 – 2020
Celebrated young playwright, librettist, Palanca awardee, and beloved teacher

Baidy Rico Mendoza

December 19, 1932 – April 26, 2020
Sculptor, Terracotta Artist, Book Author, and Educator

Mario Ignacio Miclat

September 12, 1949 – April 3, 2021
Tumanggap ng Gawad CCP para sa Panitikan (1989). Nobelista. Makata. Guro. Tagapangasiwa. Kaibigan

Bob Miller

February 20, 1945 – April 7, 2020
Patron of the Arts and Loving Partner and Dad

Luis Nepomuceno

1930 – 2020
Visionary movie producer, filmmaker, and screenwriter who brought international acclaim to Filipino films in the 1960s

Maria Victoria H. Oducayen

April 12, 1965 – July 22, 2020
Television production manager, producer

Manuel Isidro Deapera Pambid

1952 – 2020
Mandudula, direktor, aktor, makata, guro, at kinagiliwang kaibigan. Naging artist-facilitator ng CCP at kinilala ng institusyon para sa community cultural service

Sonny Parsons

1958 – 2020
Singer, actor, public servant, advocate of responsible gun ownership. He was one of the pioneers of OPM

Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda

December 23, 1942 – September 7, 2020
Film producer, movie industry rights advocate

Virginia Tabanera Ramoso

December 26, 1946 – September 29, 2020
Administrative staff ng CCP, huwarang katrabaho

Ramon Revilla

March 8, 1927 – June 26, 2020
Actor and movie producer. One of the three legends of Philippine Cinema (along with Fernando Poe, Jr. and Joseph Estrada). After leaving acting, he ran for public service and became a senator

Ariosto Reyes, Jr.

April 22, 1957 – August 23, 2020
Multi-genre actor; TV producer and director; and entrepreneur

Clem Rivera

November 23 1955 – April 12 2021
Dibuhista sa komiks at storyboard, Layout artist sa daigdig ng animation

Cloyd Robinson

April 8, 1950 – August 31, 2020
Blockbuster filmmaker, actor, writer and talent manager

Naty Crame-Rogers

December 23, 1922 – February 1, 2021
Awardee of the Gawad CCP para sa Sining, Actor, and Theater Practitioner with the Heart of A Leader

Flordeliz Salanga

1955 – 2020
Beloved artist in theater and film; production manager and film producer

Laura Samson

1953 – 2020
Publisher, Editor, Writer, Professor

Edgardo Santiago

1935 – 2020
Photojournalist, mentor, and visual chronicler of the Benigno Aquino, Sr. trial

Hal Santiago

August 9, 1941 – February 21, 2021
Batikang Dibuhista, Manunulat, at Mahusay na Guro sa Mundo ng Komiks

Siegfried Sepulveda

19__ – 2020
Dedicated actor, director, and writer; mentor to theater artists

Sr. Maria Anuciata Sta. Ana, SPC

August 2, 1935 – August 8, 2020
Composer, choir master and pioneer in blending Filipinos indigenous elements in liturgical music

Ricky C. Sta. Ana

1969 – 2020
Tattoo artist, entrepreneur, teacher

Daniel Palma Tayona

July 30, 1968 – June 21, 2020
Creative Director, Writer, and Arts Advocate

Aster Tecson

June 12, 1950 – September 23, 2020
Visual Artist and Indigenous People’s Rights Activist

Brian Tenorio

September 26, 1977 – July 27, 2020
Designer, Graphic Artist, and Entrepreneur

Eugene C. Ticzon

1945 – 2020
Dance artist and peerless proponent of Filipino folk dance; beloved mentor

Ethel S. Timbol

January 22, 1940 – September 6, 2020
Journalist, Editor, Lifestyle Maven

Maria Christine V. Vallido

January 29, 1982 – May 18, 2020
In-house designer at Reyna ng Souvenir Programs ng CCP

Rolando B. Villamayor

December 8, 1940 – June 25, 2020
Artist and creative director for Filipino and international brands

Nena Del Rosario-Villanueva

September 22, 1935 – June 4, 2021
Gawad CCP para sa Sining Pantanghalan Awardee (1997) and Pianist

Edberto Malvar Villegas

May 6,1940 – September 7, 2020
Marxist political economist, prolific author, and witty educator

Perfecto R. Yasay Jr.

January 27, 1947 – June 12, 2020
Lawyer, public servant, author, former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and former SEC Chairman, philanthropist