BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 32
DECLARING ANG KIUKOK AS NATIONAL ARTIST FOR 2001
WHEREAS, the Constitution provides for State patronage of arts and letters;
WHEREAS, the category known as National Artist was created under Proclamation No. 1001, dated April 27, 1972;
WHEREAS, preeminent achievements that have enhanced the Filipino’s cultural heritage deserve the recognition and acknowledgment of our Government in pursuit of its policy of preserving and developing Filipino culture and a national identity;
WHEREAS, the works and achievements of Ang Kiukok in the field of Visual Arts are reflective of this preeminent excellence, and of the national genius that contributes to the artistic heritage of the Philippines and the world;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, and upon the recommendation of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1001, do hereby declare Ang Kiukok as National Artist for 2001.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 20th day of April in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and One.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) WALDO Q. FLORES
Senior Deputy Executive Secretary