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Ang Kiukok painting declared ‘National Cultural Treasure’

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February 4, 2022 | 9: 02am

MANILA, Philippines — National Artist Ang Kiukok’s painting titled “Males at Work” is now declared as National Cultural Fancy (NCT) and Foremost Cultural Property (ICP), in accordance to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

“Males at Work” is a commissioned work by the national artist for National Manpower and Formative years Commission (NMYC) in 1979. Ang Kiukok, who died in 2005, used to be a illustrious Filipino expressionist whose hanging and shimmering paintings portrayed a diversity of cubist-like figures.

In line with Share 3 (bb) of RA 10066, a National Cultural Fancy (NCT) is defined as “cultural properties possessing illustrious historical, cultural, ingenious and/or scientific cost which is necessary and important to the nation and nation.”

Headed by Chairman Arsenio “Sever” Lizaso and its Board of Commissioners, NCCA adopted procedural work to voice that the painting qualifies to be known as NCT. 

On the 28th of April 2021, the Technical Training and Abilities Building Authority (TESDA) filed a petition to the NCCA to describe Ang Kiukok’s work as an ICP.

Pursuant to Share 8 of Republic Act No. 10066 and Share 11 of its Imposing Tips and Rules, the NCCA known as for a public gape to invite opposition or encourage for the acknowledged petition.

The Commission moreover referred the petition to contributors of its national committees – the NCCA National Committee on Visual Arts (NCVA), National Committee on Museums (NCOM), and National Committee on Paintings Galleries (NCAG) with nationwide contributors coming from each and every the private and public sector.

Furthermore, the Commission wrote letters to the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), Cultural Middle of the Philippines (CCP) and to the Taguig City Government requesting their keep on the petition.

The National Museum of the Philippines physically assessed the painting and interposed no objection to the petition, noting that the painting clearly meets the components of an ICP. To boot, NMP urged serious about the paintings to be moreover declared as NCT.

The painting used to be inspected and assessed as neatly in TESDA by a panel of experts. In line with their evaluation, the painting can be noticed as a tribute to Filipino workers. The panel of experts moreover urged that the paintings be declared as NCT.

“Males at Work” is for the time being displayed at the doorway wall of the TESDA Auditorium. It is a three-panel painting that symbolizes the energy of the Filipino working men. The painting emphasizes the importance of TESDA’s mandate of offering relevant, accessible, excessive quality and efficient technical education and talents development, in encourage of the arrangement of excessive-quality Filipino center-level manpower.

Thus, the self-discipline painting is the depiction of the resiliency of the expert Filipino crew.

After due deliberation and careful overview, the petition to describe the “Males at Work” as NCT used to be granted by the NCCA Board of Commissioners final November 25, 2021. 

For the map and requirements for Declaration/Delisting of Cultural Properties as National Cultural Treasures or Foremost Cultural Properties and Removal of Presumption as Foremost Cultural Property, it’s possible you’ll per chance well per chance also fair consult with NCCA Heritage Bulletin Resolution No. 2021-313. 

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