21 cultural masters of the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) from its School of Living Traditons (SLT) were acknowledged during Dayaw, held in the Philippines at the Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan recently.
A cultural master is determined by an evaluation of the Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA), and by the members of a certain indigenous community with an SLT.
The indigenous People’s Festival called Dayaw has become an annual conference held to discuss issues affecting the indigenous communities. This year Dayaw focused on education and tourism. This year’s activities also witnessed indigenous communities interacting with other indigenous groups and other people.