BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 2107
DECLARING VICENTE S. MANANSALA AS NATIONAL ARTIST.
WHEREAS, the Constitution provides for State patronage of the arts and letters;
WHEREAS, the category known as National Artist was created under Proclamation No. 1001 dated April 27, 1972, and since then, sixteen artists have been given this award for having excelled in their respective fields each producing a body of work that has enhanced the Filipino’s cultural heritage;
WHEREAS, such pre-eminent achievements deserve the recognition and acknowledgment of our government in pursuit of its policy of preserving and developing Filipino culture and national identity; and
WHEREAS, the works of Vicente S. Manansala are reflective of this pre-eminent excellence, and of that national genius that contributes to the artistic heritage of the Philippines and of the world;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, and upon recommendation of the National Artist Awards Committee and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1001, as amended, do hereby declare Vicente S. Manansala as National Artist.
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 26th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-one.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) JUAN C. TUVERA
Presidential Executive Assistant