Chef Claude Tayag a known Kapampangan painter, sculptor, handy chef, food writer, and columnist in the Philippine Star, who is an advocate of Kapampangan Culture and Arts was awarded as Talasinup King Singsing for Kapampangan Culinary Arts last May 25, 2017 at the Museo Ning Angeles. Joining the elite group of awardees: Mike Pangilinan for Kapampangan language and Kulitan (indigenous form of writing); Peter A. De Vera for Kapampangan folkdances; and Rene Calma for Angeles traditional parul.
Inspired by the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (National Living Treasures Award) by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Deng Talasinup king Singsing (The Keepers of Heritage) is a recognition given to local traditional artists or heritage advocates (individual or group) who have established themselves as experts and masters of indigenous Kapampangan customs, beliefs, rituals, art forms and traditions of the community. They maintain and promote age-old customs and traditions by still putting them into practice and passing them on to the younger generations.