Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi

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Ateneo de Manila University created the Tanglaw ng Lahi Award to single out those who have dedicated their life’s work to the pursuit of Filipinism and the Filipino identity through any of the channels of culture. As such, the award recognizes the contribution of any individual or organization, regardless of race, creed, or political affiliation, so long as he/she/it has succeeded in steering the national consciousness towards a clarification, development and enhancement of the essential Filipino image.
Since this award holds up the recipient to public honor and recognition by Ateneo de Manila University, the personal integrity and moral qualities of the honoree should also be considered, as honorees of the university are meant to be held up as models in their own lines of endeavor.
Fr Bobby Yap SJ
2021

Felice P Sta Maria

2019
Danny E Dalena

2018
Virgilio A Aviado

2017
Alfonso C Bolipata

2016
Beatriz 'Patis' P Tesoro
Aga Mayo Butocan

2015
Rodolfo C Vera

2013
Dr Resil B Mojares

2012
David Cortez Medalla
Reynaldo C Ileto

2010
Federico Aguilar Alcuaz

2009
Gregorio C Brillantes
Jose F Lacaba
Nicanor G Tiongson

2008
Gilda Cordero-Fernando

2007
Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)

2006
Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Laurice Guillen

2005
Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa  

2004
Nena Saguil (Posthumous)
Rolando S Tinio (Posthumous)

2003
Doreen G Fernandez (Posthumous)

2002
Edith Lopez Tiempo

2001
The Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature

2000
Bienvenido Lumbera
Anita Magsaysay-Ho

1999
Lucrecia R Kasilag

1998
John N Schumacher SJ

1997
Nick Joaquin

1996
Francisco Demetrio SJ (Posthumous)

1995
Bienvenido M Noriega Jr (Posthumous)

1994
Elena Gardose
Dr William Henry Scott (Posthumous)

1993
Paete Woodcarver

1992
Philippine Children’s Television Foundation Inc for its show BATIBOT

1991
Apo Hiking Society
Basil Valdez
Joey Ayala

1990
Cesar Legaspi

1989
Roque J Ferriols SJ

1988
Jose M Maceda

1984
Atang dela Rama Hernandez

1982
Lucio D San Pedro

1981
Wilfrido Ma Guerrero

1980
Victorio Edades

1979
Lazaro Francisco

1978
Genoveva Edroza Matute

1977
Lamberto Avellana

1976
Eduardo Hontiveros SJ

1970
Amado V Hernandez

Criteria for Nomination and Selection

  1. The candidate must have dedicated his/her/its life’s work to the pursuit of the Filipino identity through any of the channels of culture, eg, art, dance, literature, theater, philosophy, music, film, etc.
  2. Must be a recognized practitioner/worker in his/her/its field or art form.
  3. Must exhibit integrity especially as it relates to the candidate’s cultural and/or artistic work.
  4. The award may be given to individuals or organizations.