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Ceremony Year 2018
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Ryan Cayabyab was born in Manila, Philippines, and is widely known as Mr. C. He is a Filipino musician and was the Executive and Artistic Director of the San Miguel Foundation for the Performing Arts. He was also a resident judge for the only season of Philippine Idol in 2006. His works range from commissioned full-length ballets, theatre musicals, choral and orchestral pieces, to commercial recordings of popular music, film scores and television specials. Cayabyab is now the executive director of the Philpop MusicFest Foundation Inc., the organization behind the Philippine Popular Music Festival, a song-writing competition for amateurs and professionals that seeks to encourage Filipinos to preserve their musical identity. In 2018 he was conferred as a National Artist for Music by the president of the Philippines.


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