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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Amadis Ma. Guerrero
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFIcance, if any, of the National Artist Award to the youth? Are the students aware of who the National Artists this year are? Is the hand of politics always present here? Why are regional writers dropped from the final deliberations?
These were among the hot issues swirling around the latest Sining Taktakan, a monthly forum of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Present were National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera and National Artist for Film Eddie Romero. Nanding Josef and Lilian Barco of the CCP served as panelists, with Ed Cabagnot of the CCP Films Division …