April 14, 2021


April 8, 2021

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is pleased to announce its new partnership with Philippine Gaming and Amusements Corporation (PAGCOR) in promoting CCP’S online band competition Kanto Canta.  

PAGCOR, a government-owned and controlled corporation, and the Philippines' largest contributor of revenue to the government after the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs, granted Php 1 Million to CCP for the Kanto Canta online band competition.  

With the partnership underway, support for artistic projects such as Kanto Canta affirms the vital role of PAGCOR in nation-building. PAGCOR’s journey with the Filipino has moved them to do more by giving hope to those in need, rebuilding lives, inspiring sports heroes, and empowering a nation, thereby enabling PAGCOR to create opportunities beyond gaming.  

Likewise, PAGCOR has built thousands of new classrooms, helped in nourishing children, given hope to the needy, persons with disabilities, special children, orphans, soldiers, elderly, homeless, critically ill, and indigenous peoples.  With its socio-civic efforts, PAGCOR has managed to throw a lifeline to survivors, fuel athletes’ dreams, and work towards a better Philippines as well.  

Kanto Canta is part of Kanto Kultura, a celebration of culture and the arts featuring Filipino artists, and a brainchild of CCP Board of Trustees’ Nikki Junia, Stanley Seludo, and Dr. Jaime Laya with the support of CCP President Arsenio J. Lizaso.

The online band competition hopes to discover the ‘Pinoy’ sound that can establish the Filipino identity in the competitive global market online. With the cancellation of live performances in this period of the pandemic, the project provides opportunities to amateur talents, unsigned artists, and the like. The event aims to discover competitive arts content in the highly competitive digital space.

For more details, follow Kanto Kultura on Facebook, or other social media pages, @kantokultura, contact the CCP Marketing Department at (02) 8832-1125 local 1409/1800 or email ( for inquiries about the event.