The Cultural Center of the Philippines was created in 1966 with the purpose of promoting and preserving the best of Filipino arts and culture. Since then, the CCP has sought to embody the values of katotohanan (truth), kagandahan (beauty) and kabutihan (goodness). The CCP has been at the forefront of culture and the arts for over 50 years and continues to work with the government, business, academe, and international community for a thriving local creative industry that respects tradition, spurs innovation, increases social awareness, and enriches the Philippine brand and economy.

The best artists from all over the country and around the world have enthralled Filipinos onsite (at the CCP venues), offsite (at regional venues) and online.

Performing companies representing dance, music and theater reside within the CCP.  It has four resident dance companies:  Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theatre, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group and the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company.  Tanghalang Pilipino is the CCP’s resident theater company while music is represented by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the UST Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Madrigal Singers and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation (NAMCYA).

The CCP also covers the film and broadcast arts, as well as the literary and visual arts, encouraging the growth of aspiring artists in these fields through numerous workshops, seminars, anthologies, exhibits, symposia as well as competitions and awards. In line with its mission to support creative entrepreneurship, the CCP created the Virgin Labfest for untried, untested, and unstaged plays and is a leading force behind The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Its Arts Education Program nurtures the next generation of artists and the audiences who will support their work through training, exposure and audience development activities.  The Cultural Content Program develops engaging content for digital formats and new technologies.

Through its Cultural Exchange Program, the CCP supports the growth and development of arts councils all over the country through relevant workshops and seminars.  Through exchange programs with these organizations and with other institutions, Filipinos have been able to glimpse the beauty of different cultures from various countries, witnessing many a triumphant performance from highly-acclaimed artists all over the world.

The CCP continues to emphasize the Filipino pagmamalasakit (compassion) in its programs that highlight the virtues of galing, galang and dangal (excellence, respect and integrity), reaffirming its commitment to the growth and development of the Filipino nation and its arts and culture.


The leading institution for arts and culture in the Philippines recognized globally in promoting artistic excellence and nurturing the broadest publics in art making and appreciation, by 2030.


To promote and preserve the best of Filipino arts and culture by embodying the values of katotohanan (truth), kagandahan (beauty) and kabutihan (goodness).


Artistic Excellence

Create, produce, and present excellent and engaging artistic and cultural experiences from the Philippines and all over the world.

Arts for Transformation

Nurture the next generation of artists and audiences who appreciate and support artistic and cultural work.

Sustainability and Viability

Achieve organizational and financial stability for the CCP to ensure the continuity of its artistic and cultural program and contribute to the flourishing creative industry in the Philippines.

Human Resource Development

Develop a loyal, competent, and efficient workforce towards fulfilling a vital role in the cultural institution.

Performance Pledge

We, the officials and employees of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, wholeheartedly commit to:

Always serve the public diligently and efficiently, with utmost courtesy and the highest degree of integrity, whenever our expertise and services are needed.

Respond promptly to all inquiries and complaints about our services from arts and culture enthusiasts and the general public.

Take pride in the continued promotion of artistic excellence, cultural values, Filipino aesthetics and national identity towards a humanistic global society.


CCP Board of Trustees



Jaime C. Laya



  • Junie S. Del Mundo
  • Marivic H. Del Pilar
  • Maria Margarita Moran-Floirendo
  • Isidro A. Consunji
  • Jonathan M. Velasco
  • Felix S. Duque
  • Gizela M. Gonzalez
  • Ma. Carissa O. Coscolluela
  • Kaye C. Tiñga

CCP Officials


Kaye C. Tiñga

Dennis N. Marasigan
Vice President and Artistic Director

Jose Victor M. Gaite
Vice President for Administration

Eva Marie D. G. Salvador
Department Manager
Arts Education Department

Mauro Ariel S.R. Yonzon
Department Manager
Production and Exhibition Department

Carmencita J. Bernardo
Department Manager
Cultural Exchange Department

Teresa S. Rances
Department Manager
Administrative Services Department

Elaine S. De Padua
Department Manager
Marketing Department

Atty. Krischelle B. Matas
Department Manager
Human Resource Management Department

Jose Victor M. Gaite
Finance Services Department

Manuel B. Cabalejo
Department Manager
Internal Audit Department

Eugene A. De Los Santos
Orchestra Director
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra

Libertine S. Dela Cruz
Cultural Content Department


Departments and Offices


Office of the President

Exercises overall supervision and control of the Center; and Implements and enforces policies, programs, guidelines, standards, decisions, rules and regulations prescribed by the Board.

Office of the Vice President for the Artistic Sector

Plans, directs and coordinates all artistic activities of the Center related to all art forms: dance, music, theatre, visual arts, literature, media arts, and architecture.

Office of the Vice President for Administration Sector

Plans, directs and coordinates the administrative and financial operations, including the implementation of policies and guidelines imposed on the CCP as a government corporation.

Internal Audit Department

Advises the Audit Committee relating to management control and operations audit; reviews on all matters and appraises systems and procedures/ processes, organizational structure, assets management practices, financial and management records, reports and performance standards of the agencies/ units covered; conducts operation audit and determines the degree of compliance with their mandate, policies, government regulations, established objectives, systems and procedures and contractual obligations; and conducts separate evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal controls of management systems such as the human resource management system, financial management system, quality management system, risk management system and their sub-systems.

Corporate Affairs Department

Develops and implements programs pertaining to the CCP’s institutional image, corporate plans performance and programs, and management information system.

     Corporate Communications Division

Plans and implements activities relating to corporate identity and image, including the management of the Center’s external and internal communication programs and strategies; and undertakes public relation activities and produces relevant and appropriate communications for the print, broadcast and emerging media.

     Management Services Division

Prepares comprehensive plans for the Center’s strategic development and institutional direction (annual/short-term, medium-term and long-term) that include measures for monitoring and evaluation; Collates pertinent data from the Center’s operating units and prepares the necessary reports and proposal papers to the Board of Trustees and other relevant agencies; In-charge with the organization and scheduling of special events as needed; Maintains an information systems infrastructure for the Center, providing computer user support and maintenance, database development and access, Local Area Network (LAN) development and maintenance, and advanced and basic computer training programs to the Center’s employees; and Ensures the upkeep of standard and licensed computer applications.

Human Resources Management Department

Formulates, implements and evaluates personnel policies, plans, programs and services that will attract, develop, and maintain a highly motivated quality workforce.

     Human Resource Services Division

Implements the policies of the government and the Center regarding recruitment, placement and other personnel actions, attendance, leaves, salary and benefits administration, employees’ welfare, and employee relations; and Handles personnel transactions and maintains the personnel records of employees.

     Training and Development Division

Designs, implements and evaluates employee-training programs; establishes a continuing programs of human resource development such as educational support program, career development and recreation services; and handles clinic services for both the Center employees and audiences.

Financial Services Department

Ensures the effective and efficient handling of the Center’s fiscal and financial activities.

    Budget Division

Prepares the corporate budget and counter checks the availability of funds for projects or services rendered.

    Accounting Division

Maintains the Center’s accounting records; prepares financial reports; processes the disbursement vouchers in payment of financial obligations.

    Treasury Division

Manages the Center’s cash, receivables and marketable securities; handles cash receipts, cash and cash/check disbursements; custody of petty cash fund and  marketable securities, investment funds, billing and collection.

Marketing Department

Provides marketing services to the CCP and for its products and activities through the creative development, implementation and management of programs and activities resulting in public satisfaction and revenues for the Center.

     Sales and Promotions Division

Generates income from sales of tickets, multi-media and other products; Identifies, develops and maintains specific client markets; Develops promotional tools and strategies; Conceptualizes, designs and produces the Center’s sales requirements for its marketing communications; and Plans and implements the timely and appropriate dissemination of necessary information to CCP’s various publics.

     Market Development Division

Explores new markets for the Center’s products and services; Generates income from individuals, foundations and corporations through memberships, sponsorships, donations and other fundraising activities; and does market research.

Production and Exhibition Department

Produces and implements performing arts, visual arts and film and new media programs and projects of the Center; Coordinate activities for the arts and corollary events such as lectures, talkbacks, symposia, exhibits, omnibus events such as festivals and interdisciplinary collaborations; and special events; Synchronizes (venue reservation and operations management) the rehearsals, showcases, previews, galas, performances, exhibits and other public offerings; and provides production management services, design and technical services, and front-of-house.

     Visual Arts and Museum Division

The (VAMD) under the Production and Exhibition Department of the Cultural Center of the Philippines has maintained its thrust of promoting contemporary visual expressions and has earned a reputation for accommodating non-commercial, innovative, and even controversial projects and exhibits. It administers the Thirteen Artists Awards, periodically conferred by the CCP to progressive young artists. It also organizes public programs such as artist talks, workshops, and other activities in conjunction with current exhibitions. The VAMD is also in charge of the CCP Visual Arts Collection consisting of significant Philippine contemporary artworks with an emphasis on the seventies and eighties. Composed of over two thousand items (paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and mixed media works), these were acquired through bequests by artists and patrons, and by acquisitions made by the then CCP Museum and the defunct Museum of Philippine Art. It continues to be used for research publications, exhibitions and loans by other institutions. The VAMD also offers exhibition venues where current visual art expressions may be mounted, featured, studied and analyzed. In support of this, the VAMD offers grants in the form of free use of exhibit space and curatorial assistance to encourage, initiate, support and sustain creativity and artistic excellence in the visual arts.

     Production Management Services Division

Manages the implementation of the Center’s performing arts programs as approved by the Artistic Programming Committee (APC) through the provision of production management services; Acts as liaison between the Center and the resident companies for CCP season productions and special events.

     Film, Broadcast, and New Media Arts Division

The FBNMD, is devoted to nurturing the individual and collective experience of Filipinos through film, broadcast and new media while cultivating an inclusive network of communities.

FBNMD dedicates itself in presenting the best of local film festivals such as Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, as well as a year-round programme of events for the public that includes screenings, discussions and lectures under the CCP Arthouse Cinema. FBNMD also heads into the future with plans to launch and promote interactive media artforms, podcasting, hybrid drive-in cinema, and other new media platforms catering to the Filipino and global audiences.

We aim to stay relevant, inclusive, and bold.

      Venue Operations Division

Takes charge of the booking of the Center’s rehearsal spaces, performance and other venues including film viewing and exhibit spaces. Ensures venue availability for CCP productions/programs, co-productions, Resident Company season performances and lessees; Manages and maintains the performance venues of the Center to ensure a safe and convenient environment for the lessees/venue users and the viewing public by means of providing In-house Ushering Services, Building and Theater Tours. Renders ushering services and consultancies to clients and venues outside of CCP.

      Production Design and Technical Services Division

1) to service design and technical needs of CCP produced, co-produced and other production related activities
2) to maintain and operate all CCP performance venues
3) to provide fringe services like costume and equipment rental and training programs

Arts Education Department

Creates, initiates, develops and implements programs for artistic training, cultural management and consultancy, and audience development in the arts; Creates and produces instructional and resource materials in the different art disciplines for practitioners and the public, supports and encourages activities in development training and resource material development for the arts and; Develops curricula for the arts that are responsive to the current needs of society, the artistic community, the public and the Philippine society.

      Artist Training Division

Plans, creates, initiates, develops and implements training programs for artists, teachers and trainers in different art forms; Provides skills and technique development of artists in the intermediate and advanced levels; and Conducts skills and competencies development training for teachers and trainers such as workshops, clinics, master classes, conferences, and other similar activities in the local, regional, national and/or international level.

      Cultural Management Division

Plans, creates, initiates, develops and implement programs in arts management, organizational development, and project and cultural events management for cultural workers, arts organizations managers, officers and staff of arts and cultural groups, and institutions, whether public or private, school or community-based, or local, regional or national in scope.

     Audience Development Division

Plans, creates, initiates and implements programs on arts and cultural-awareness for the youth, the community and other sectors of the society— the beneficiaries, the target audiences and stakeholders in the arts, including the professionals, business sectors, community groups, government and private sectors, civic and cause-oriented groups, religious sector, the civil society and the like.

Cultural Exchange Department

The CED is the primary link of the Center to its counterparts in the local, national and international arts and cultural communities, for the promotion of its creative works and services. It is responsible for planning, facilitating, and implementing arts and cultural exchange programs with and for local communities, audiences and communities in the country and overseas. It also initiates collaboration between and among Filipino and international artists and groups. It supports and strengthens local cultural organizations through partnerships and cooperation and by organizing specialized capacity building programs for cultural organizers, managers, artists and practitioners through foras, apprenticeship and grants.

Cultural Content Department

Generates, gathers, conserves, innovates, repackages and distributes arts and culture-based knowledge and makes these accessible as soft/digital and hard assets to individuals, institutions and content providers through accessible and continually expanding collections.

     Library and Archives Division

Implements programs pertaining to the acquisition, selection, circulation, conservation and preservation, dissemination, interpretation and exhibition of cultural content.

     Cultural Research and Development Division

Designs and creates “value-added” content for use of other CCP units, the general public and other content providers; Designs access portals to the digital collection for the general Philippine public and the World Wide Web.

      Intertextual Division

Undertakes activities that deal with literary text, performance text, and hypertext; Produces and manages “hard” and “soft” publications.

Administrative Services Department

Plans, develops, and implements administrative programs related to general services, property and supply management, maintenance and engineering services, and asset management; and manages the CCP Complex grounds, physical facilities and structures.

     General Services Division

Plans, implements, and evaluates policies, programs and services related to housekeeping, building and grounds security management, grounds sanitation and landscaping services, traffic management, solid waste management, pest control management, motor pool services and central records maintenance.

     Maintenance and Engineering Services Division

Plans, implements and evaluates policies, programs and services related to building and grounds preventive maintenance, construction planning, implementation and evaluation, management of telecommunication system, technical documentation and studies, building and grounds safety, environmental management to include air, water, waste water and pollution control management.

Professional Associations


International University Theatre Association (IUTA)

The IUTA was established at Université de Liège (Belgium) in 1994 to develop and promote recognized post-secondary activity in theatre training, creation, research and theoretical and practical research, throughout the world, at the level of university or higher studies. The IUTA is present in every continent and has members in over fifty countries. It holds a World Congress every two years. Its current President is Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, who is also the IUTA Philippine Center Executive Director and CCP President.

Federation for Asian Cultural Promotions

A platform for arts practitioners to network within Asia, exchange ideas, and discuss industry-specific issues and trend in the Asia-Pacific region and counterparts in the global arts industry.

Established in 1981 with the founding members of FACP: Dr. Lucresia Kasilag, the then President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Artist for Music; Mr. Hsu Po Yun of the New Aspect Promotion Corporation–Taipei; Mr. Tadashi Yokohama of the Nippon Cultural Center–Japan; Mr. Seong-Tae Kim of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra–Singapore; and Mr. Apratty from UNESCO.

Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centers (AAPPAC)

The AAPPAC was established in 1966 with an end-goal of establishing the Asia Pacific region as a leader in the performing arts industry.

It has a network of 71 members from over 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region, comprised of prominent and internationally reputable performing arts centres, art venues and organizations. The Cultural Centre of the Philippines
is a Full Member and one of the founding members of AAPPAC.

Association of Philippine Performing Arts Spaces (APPAS)

The APPAS, an association of performing arts spaces in the Philippines, erstwhile informally established in February 2018 as the Philippine Performing Arts Centers Consortium (PhilPACC) was spearheaded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. APPAS envisions a diverse arts infrastructure ecosystem that engenders the best environment to create and experience the performing arts.

The idea of forming a regional association first came up in the Conference Workshop on ASEAN Audio/Video and Film Retrieval, Restoration and Archiving held in Manila in 1993. In this conference, the participants drew up a framework for a comprehensive program for film/video archiving including a recommendation to form an ASEAN confederation of film archivists to promote the development of film/video archiving in the region.

It was legally constituted and launched in Manila, Philippines in February 1996, when the association also held its First General Assembly to ratify its Constitution, elect its officers and plan its first year programs and activities.

Southeast Asia Pacific Audio-Visual Archives Association (SEAPAVAA)

SEAPAVAA is an association of organizations and individuals involved in the development of audiovisual archiving in Southeast Asia and the Pacific as to preserve and provide access to the region’s rich audiovisual heritage.

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

ICOM is an international organization of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the research, conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. It is a non-governmental organization which establishes professional and ethical standards for museum activities.

Alliance of Greater Manila Area Museums (AGMAM)

AGMAM is an organization representing museums and museum professionals in the National Capital Region (NCR). AGMAM advocates for the recognition, advancement, stability, and expansion of the museum sector in NCR.


The SIRLT was established in 2016 to strengthen cultural and artistic cooperation between countries along the Silk Road has great significance for promoting all-around development of countries along the Silk Road and enhancing regional peace and stability. It was also intended to further improve cultural and artistic exchanges and cooperation between countries along the Silk Road.  The strategic goals of the SIRLT are to conduct joint operation and hold a series of major events such as “the SRILT Cultural and Arts Festival”;  promote staff exchange and boost productivity;  and enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation and raise the quality of cultural and artistic exchanges.

The CCP has been an official member of the SIRLT since 2016 which was facilitated by the China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG) and the China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA).


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Corporate Governance Scorecard Report-A (2023)

Section 43 of GCG MC No. 2012-07

43.1 On Institutional Matters:

  1. CCP Charter
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  3. List of Subsidiaries and Affiliates (not applicable)
  4. Government Corporate Information Sheet (GCIS)

43.2 On the Board and Officers

  1. Complete listing of the Directors and Officers with attached resume, and their membership in Board Committees
  2. Complete compensation package of all the board members and officers, including travel, representation, transportation and any other form of expenses or allowances
  3. Information on Board Committees and their activities
  4. Attendance record of Directors in Board and Committee Meetings

43.3 On Financial and Operational Matters

  1. Their latest annual Audited Financial and Performance Report within thirty (30) days from receipt of such Report
  2. Audited Financial Statements in the immediate past three (3) years
  3. Quarterly, and Annual Reports and Trial Balance
  4. Current Corporate Operating Budget (COB)
  5. Local and foreign borrowings (not applicable)
  6. Government subsidies and net lending (not applicable)
  7. All borrowings guaranteed by the Government (not applicable)
  8. Any material risk factors and measures taken to manage such risks (not applicable)
  9. Performance Evaluation System (PES)

43.4 On Governance Matters

  1. Charter Statement/Mission-Vision Statements
  2. Performance Scorecards and Strategy Map
  3. Organizational Chart
  4. Manual of Corporate Governance
  5. Amended “No Gift” Policy
  6. CSR Statement
  7. Balanced Scorecard

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