September 23, 2017


To celebrate National Teachers Month, Museo Pambata is treating teachers to a FREE workshop.

In this workshop, teachers will learn art techniques which they can incorporate into their classroom activities.

Museo Pambata, Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, 1000 Manille
8:30 AM - 4 PM
September 23, 2017


The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, presents the Cultural Heritage & Education Program (CHEP) Inaugural Lecture Series on Philippine Built Heritage this coming September 23, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Le Pavillon, Metropolitan Park, Pasay City.

Part of a 2-day Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) Lecture series, the FREE ADMISSION lecture series on September 23 shall feature the following speakers namely:

1. Mr. Rico Pableo, Jr., Executive Director of NCCA (Government)
“Heritage in Everyday Life”

2. Ar. Tina Bulaong, Executive Director of Escuella Taller de Filipinas Foundation, Inc. (NGO)
“Trends and Practices in Heritage Preservation”

3. Ar. Arts Serrano, Principal at 1/0 Design Collective (Private/ Youth)
“Old Soul, New Downtown: Escolta as a Creative HQ”

4. Asst. Prof. Eric Zerrudo, Head of UST Graduate School Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (Academe)
“Safeguarding Philippine Built Heritage”

5. Dr. Gerard Rey Lico, Project Director of Manila Metropolitan Theatre (MET) Rehabilitation and Conservation Project (Cultural Institution)
“METamorphosis: Restoring the MET in the Urban Imagination and Collective Memory” featuring a special exhibition on the history and artifacts of the MET entitled “Meet the MET”

LIMITED SLOTS are available for the meals of the attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

To confirm your attendance, click and accomplish this google form link,

For more information, contact Henri Palma at 09178107846/ 8988856 or email him at

Le Pavillon Metropolitan Park, Pasay
8:30 AM - 5 PM
September 22, 2017


2017 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence Lecture Series presents a line up of art talks on contemporary art, artist run spaces and digital komiks on September 22, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at the Le Pavillon, Metropolitan Park, Pasay City.

“From Painting to Installation Art” by Mark Justiniani
“98B: Alternative Art Spaces and Creative Communities” by Marika Constantino
“Storytelling Machine that is Kiko Machine” by Manix Abrera


To confirm your attendance, click and accomplish this google form:

For more information, contact Lalaine Calicdan or Nicole Soriano at 09178465263/ 8988856 or email at or

Le Pavillon Metropolitan Park, Pasay
9 AM - 5 PM
September 22 - 23, 2017


The National Museum in coordination with the Association of Pinoyprintmakers cordially invites you to the “Handog sa Bayan Printmaking Workshop”. The two-day workshop will be held at the Recto Function Hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts from September 22 to 23, 2017 from 1 to 5:30 PM. This is also in connection with Leonilo Doloricon’s Handog sa Bayan exhibition, featuring 50 prints that he donated to the nation.

Government employees will get a special rate of P800.00 for the two-day workshop, instead of the regular rate of P1,000.00


Option 1:
1. Answer the online registration questionnaire:
2. Settle your registration fee to secure a slot.
3. Present your valid ID together with your proof of payment of registration fees (official receipt issued by authorized National Museum staff or Bank Deposit Slip) on the workshop day.

Option 2:
1. Download, fill-out and print the registration form:
2. Submit your registration form to the Fine Arts Department of the National Museum.
3. Settle your registration fee to secure a slot.
4. Present your valid ID together with your proof of payment of registration fees (official receipt issued by authorized National Museum staff or Bank Deposit Slip) on the workshop day.

Regular Rate: P1,000.00
*Special Rate for Gov’t Employees: P800.00

Mode of Payment:
a. **CASH: Proceed to NM Fine Arts Division to settle your payment.
b. BANK DEPOSIT: Contact NM Fine arts Division upon accomplishing and submission of your registration form for the bank account details.

*In celebration of the 117th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service, the National Museum offers a special discount to government employees who wish to join this workshop. Valid company ID must be sent/presented to the authorized NM staff upon payment of registration fee.
** The NM prefers CASH as mode of payment. However, for special requests, registration fees can be settled through BANK DEPOSIT to a PERSONAL ACCOUNT.

1. Participants will be provided with workshop materials. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own aprons and gloves.
2. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own textured materials (fabric, dried leaves, tissue paper, etc.) for the Collagraph workshop.
3. Participants will be provided with one set of snacks per day.
4. Participants must be at the venue at least 15 minutes before the start of the workshop proper.


Carole Duque
Fine Arts Division
(02) 527 1219
+63956 1321 049

Recto Function Hall, National Museum of the Philippines
1 PM - 5:30 PM
1000 php | 800 php for government employees
September 21 - 24, 2017



“Pagsambang Bayan The Musical” is a revival of an iconic play about and against the Marcos dictatorship, with its script now set to music, movement, and digital images.

First mounted in 1977 in the Philippines by the UP Repertory Company, “Pagsambang Bayan” bravely and creatively subverted the artificial “peace and quiet” of martial law under the direction of Behn Cervantes, with Ilagan as writer. (An English translation “debuted” in Hong Kong in 1976, with Leo Rimando as director, in a performance for a religious conference.) (From:

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines
3 PM and 8 PM
September 6 - October 22, 2017


In Low Pressured Areas, KoloWn explores the spaces of the CCP and creates site specific interventions either based on the spatial context, form of the space, or combination.

Established in 2007 in Cebu City, KoloWn is a conglomerate that explores the concept of absurdity and contradictions, through deconstructing recognized ideas, imagery and spaces. The term KoloWn was derived from Colon, the oldest street in the Philippines and from Colonialism.
KoloWn works in the street, in the web, within indoor spaces and in between.

For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Museum Division at landlines (632) 8321125 local 1504 & 1505, or (632) 8323702, mobile (0917) 6033809, or email

September 6 - 29, 2017


The home is a fraught site. While individuals’ interest coincide with that of their families, mutual satisfaction is assured. In instances when they are in opposition, a violation occurs, resulting in tragedy. The films look at sources of tension in the home and how this is addressed as metaphors and accounts of life under a dictatorship. The screenings will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays of September, inside the 12/F SDA Cinema, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus.

September 6 | 12nn and 3pm 

September 8 and 20 | 12nn and 3pm 
Raise the Red Lantern

September 22 | 12nn and 3pm 
This is Not a Film

September 29 | 12nn and 3pm 
Cria Cuervos

The screenings are free and open to the public. For non-CSB, please prepare an ID for access to the DLS-CSB SDA Building. Please inform lobby guards that you are there for the MCAD Film Screenings.

For inquiries, please email or send us a message through this website.

Film screening curated by Jan Philippe Carpio

Jan Philippe V. Carpio is a writer, filmmaker and performer living in Metro Manila, Philippines. He has been making films since 1998. He has written and directed several short films and four feature length films. He is currently submitting his latest feature length film INT.-EXT. (Ella, Marita, Atbp.) to various film festivals. He currently teaches filmmaking at St. Paul University Manila, and the De La Salle College of St. Benilde School of Design and Arts.

12/F SDA Cinema, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde SDA Campus.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 NN - 3 PM
September 1 - 17, 2017


The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino


Nicanor Tiongson’s Aurelio Sedisyoso, A Rock Sarswela

Director: Chris Millado
Composer: Joed Balsamo

From the same artistic team that brought you the award-winning musical, Mabining Mandirigma, we give you Nicanor Tiongson’s Aurelio Sedisyoso, a rock sarswela. It is an original piece based on the life of Aurelio Tolentino, a Filipino playwright and dramatist, who, together with Bonifacio and Sakay, founded Teatro Porvenir. He was arrested with charges of sedition for tearing the American flag. CCP’s Little Theater is named after his honor.Pagmamahal sa bayan o pagmamahal sa pamilya?

Alamin kung ano pang bumabagabag kay Aurelio Tolentino sa Aurelio Sedisyoso, a rock sarswela” at CCP’s Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) on September 1-17, 2017, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

For ticket inquiries, private message Lorelei Celestino, @Juan Lorenzo Marco, and Alfritz Blanche or call Tanghalang Pilipino at 02 8321125 local 1620 or 1621.

Recommended for 9 yrs. old and above.

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater), CCP Complex
Friday - 8 PM | Saturday - 3 PM and 8 PM | Sunday - 3 PM
1,000 PhP | 1,500 PhP
September 4 - 5, 2017


Unique highlight of the Magsaysay Awards Week is the opportunity to learn more about the amazing work and leadership of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awardees—directly from them! Attendance at the Awardee Lectures will allow you to:

  •   Understand their personal vision and challenges
  •   Listen to their strategies and insights on the work that they do
  •   Interact with them during the Question and Answer portion
  •   Meet them up close and personal

For more information on the Magsaysay Festival Month Lectures, please call  521-3166 to 76 

September 2, 2017


On September 2 at 2 pm, the French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse will give a talk on the intricacies of photographing people with whom he has known and become attached. As a result, he has learned to photograph with them the narratives and vignettes of their lives.

This is a collateral event for The Valley exhibition at the National Museum of the Philippines, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and France. For almost 30 years from 1988, Mr. Vallombreuse dedicated his life to document the landscapes and daily lives of the ethnolinguistic group, the Tau’t Batu in Singnapan Valley in Palawan. Eighty-one photographs and more than 100 digital photos will be presented in the exhibition that will open to the public on August 31.

The event is free but places are limited so please reserve your places now by emailing or call (02) 5271232.

The exhibition and this event is a collaborative project between the National Museum, Alliance Francaise the Manille, Embassy of France in the Philippines and Micronesia, and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts.

© The National Museum of the Philippines (2017)

Senator Claro M. Recto Function Hall, 3rd Floor, National Museum of Fine Arts
2 PM - 4 PM