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The late National Artist for Sculpture Guillermo Tolentino designed the seal of the Republic of the Philippines. Born on July 24, 1890, his famous works included the University of the Philippines Oblation and the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City. A former professor and director of the UP School of Fine Arts, he mentored artists including Napoleon V. Abueva. He died on July 12, 1976, about three years after he was named a National Artist.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
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