The National Commission for Culture and the Arts, through the National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts, proudly launches the second Haligi ng Dangal Awards.

The Haligi ng Dangal is a biennial award conferred upon completed works in Architecture and its Allied Professions, namely: Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Environmental Planning. The citation jointly commemorates the exemplary structure or site, and its licensed designer/s.

It recognizes exemplary works and encourages the nourishing of the Filipino spirit through the improvement of their built environment and enhancing the awareness of the role of design and designers particularly that of architecture and its allied professions, in the social, economic and environmental development of the Philippines.

Ultimately, it aims to demonstrate the positive influence of good design on the human environment, and that the physical development of the built environment in the Philippines can be integrated with the cultural values, national identity, and the natural environment of our nation.

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In the first Haligi ng Dangal Awards in 2017, the following structures and sites were recognized:

  • For the field of Architecture, the Church of the Gesu by Jose Recio and Carmelo Casas, and the Arnaiz Residence by Arch. Dan Lichuaco.
  • For the field of Landscape Architecture, the U.P. Town Center by Eric Estonido.
  • For the field of Interior Design, the Lumot Lakehouse by Budji Layug.
  • And for the People’s Choice citation, the Ronac Art Center by Sonny Sunga and Arnold Austria.


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This year, the Haligi ng Dangal Awards will have one (1) awardee per category of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Environmental Planning, with the winners receiving a medal, plaque, and a cash prize.

Only licensed Filipino professionals are eligible to be nominated however, everyone is invited to participate in the nomination process.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is on October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

The nomination package may be found by accessing this link: For any questions or inquiries, send an e-mail to [email protected] or a message to their Facebook page

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