gerry alanguilan reminds us that he never actually received the title:
Hey People, specially you “journalists” who are supposed to do your research, Carlo J. Caparas is NOT a National Artist, at the very least not yet, if he will ever be.
The conferment of the title National Artist for Visual Arts to Mr. Caparas (along with three others), were STOPPED by the Supreme Court last year. The decision to confer the title (or not) is still PENDING. That’s how it stands now.
Mr. Caparas cannot consider himself National Artist, nor should anyone refer to him as one, until that matter is resolved.
so there you go. national artist? no. under investigation for dodgy production contracts? yes.
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