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RP Issues of 2009







2009, February 16.  Philippine International Arts Festival

In Conjunction with National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 14.

Se-tenant Blocks of 4  (10 Blocks per sheet), Sheets of 40  (4 x 10)



Se-tenant Blocks of Four  (25,000) 


   7p   Visual Arts 

   7p   Drama and Poetry

   7p   Music and Dance

   7p   Theatre Architecture and Movies


First Day Covers:  Manila



Philippine International Arts Festival

For 18 years now, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has been organizing the National Arts Month (NAM) in the month of February with a series of festivities and activities mounted throughout the country celebrating Filipino artistry and promoting the arts and the artists. For 2009, the celebration took a leap by going international under the name Philippine International Arts Festival (PIAF).

All over the country, different arts and culture groups as well as local governments held events for the PIAF with funding and support from the NCCA. With the theme “Ani ng Sining,” the PIAF has evolved from Manila-centered activities to a truly national event with key activities in all three major island groups, Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, involving hundreds of artists from different disciplines of arts and reaching thousands of people from all walks of life and all over the world.  (




  • Arts / Theatres


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak




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Issues of 2009