Fernando Amorsolo is the very first national artist in the Philippines.
A Filipino living abroad cannot be awarded with the National Artist award.
Nick Joaquin is known as Doveglion.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award is Asia's premier prize and highest honor.
The president of the Philippines has no involvement in the declaration of the national artists.
The Palanca Award is the highest award giving body for literature in the Philippines.
The National artist award is given to artists who have made significant contributions to the cultural heritage of the country.
Fernando Amorsolo is known in his technique called backlighting.
The selection and conferment of the National Artists shall take place every five years.
Posthumous award for National Artists is an award given after the death of the awardee.