Among the nominees are Boi Luming Maguan Tuan and Maria Fe Flang for hegelung (wooden two-stringed lute); Linda Usman Weaver for klintang (kulintang); Rosie “Boi Lemingon” Sula for chanting; Maria “Oyog” Todi for performing arts; Yab Trulan Man and Barbara “Buwat” Kibed Ofong for T’nalak weaving; and, Bernadeth “Nadet” Ofong for Malong weaving.
Fu Yabing, the oldest living master weaver of Tabih (the traditional Blaan fabric made from abaca) from Brgy. Landan in Polomolok according to another source is also nominated for the same award this year.
The late T'nalak master dreamweaver Be Lang Dulay was the first GAMABA awardee from South Cotabato. She received the award in 1998.