First Level Judges
Danny Rayos del Sol is the head of the National Committee on Art Galleries of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). He curates ManilART since 2014, the Philippine National Art Fair, and the Annual Sculpture Review.
John Delan Robillos is a member of the NCCA National Committee on Art Galleries and the former Vice Head of the NCCA Subcommission on Cultural Heritage from 2017 to 2019. He also served as the Marketing and Public Relations Director (from 2007 to 2019) and Art Policy Director (from 2019 to 2020) of the Center for Art, New Ventures, and Sustainable Development (CanvasPH).
Vicente Villan, Ph.D. is a professor at the Department of History in the University of the Philippines Diliman. He wrote numerous academic publications related to Philippine early colonial history and the Visayas.
Xiao Chua, Ph.D. (Cand.) is a public historian, a columnist, a professor, and a TV personality. He has published numerous works on Philippine history and has made several appearances on television shows covering historical topics. He is best known for his segment Xiao Time. He is also a professor at the De La Salle University History Department.
Ruston Banal is an interdisciplinary artist whose specialization focuses on photography, film-making, feature writing, design and concept-building for creative industries. He is a graduate of BA Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines Diliman and is taking up his Master’s degree in Designing Education at the University of London. He is also a three-time NCCA’s Ani ng Dangal awardee.
Second Level Judges
Laya Boquiren-Gonzales, Ph.D. is an art historian, a curatorial consultant, a professor, and the Deputy Director II of Nayong Pilipino Foundation. She is teaching at the Arts Department of the University of Asia and the Pacific. She also was a curatorial consultant of Intramuros and Gallery Genesis in 2015 and 2013-2014, respectively.
Ambeth Ocampo is a public historian, a columnist, and a professor at the History Department of the Ateneo de Manila University. He served as the chairperson of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines from 2002 to 2011 and President of the Philippine Historical Association.
Maria Bernadette Abrera, Ph.D. is a historian, a professor, and the current Dean of the University of the Philippines Diliman’s College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. She authored numerous research and publications on Philippine History, especially on Philippine maritime, pre-colonial and early colonial history.
Jeremy Barns is the Director-General of the National Museum of the Philippines and a commissioner of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
Manuel Quezon III is a historian, a political communication practitioner, and a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He was the Undersecretary for the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office during the Aquino Administration.
Third Level Judges
Rene R. Escalante, Ph.D. is the Vice-Chairperson and Executive Director of the National Quincentennial Committee. He concurrently Chairs the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
Ricardo P. Bernabe III is an alternate representative of the Office of the Executive Secretary to the National Quincentennial Committee (NQC). He is the Undersecretary for Strategic Action Response Office of the Office of the Executive Secretary. He represented Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Chairperson of the NQC, during the judging.
LtGen. Reynaldo B Mapagu, AFP (Ret.) is a regular member of the National Quincentennial Committee on behalf of the Department of National Defense (DND). A retired general of the Philippine Army, he is currently the DND Undersecretary for Veterans and Retiree Affairs.
Analyn M. Sevilla is a regular member of the National Quincentennial Committee on behalf of the Department of Education (DepEd). She is the DepEd Undersecretary for Finance-Budgeting and Performance Monitoring.
Jonathan E. Malaya is a regular member of the National Quincentennial Committee on behalf of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). He is the current DILG Undersecretary for Plans, Public Affairs, and Communications of the
Ramon L. Cualoping III is a regular member of the National Quincentennial Committee on behalf of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. He is currently the Director General of the Philippine Information Agency.
Anthony Gerard Y. Gonzales is a regular member of the National Quincentennial Committee on behalf of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV). He is an Undersecretary of OPAV.
Roberto P. Alabado III is a regular member of the National Quincentennial Committee on behalf of the Department of Tourism. He is the DOT Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination, and Resource Generation.
Marie Yvette Banzon-Abalos is an alternate representative of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to the National Quincentennial Committee. She is the current Acting Head of DFA Office of the Public and Cultural Diplomacy. She represented Undersecretary Ernesto C. Abella, regular member of DFA to the NQC, during the judging.
Geraldine Araneta is the Head of NCCA Committee on Visual Arts and the Chairperson of the Arts Management Department in the School of Design & Arts, De La Salle-College St. Benilde. She represented Executive Director Al Ryan S. Alejandre, regular member of NCCA to the NQC, during the judging.