Entertainment – Local

Stars shine as FDCP hosts Film Ambassadors’ Night

By Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) — The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) kicked off “Sandaan”, a celebration of 100 years of Philippine cinema, with a Film Ambassadors’ Night held at the Samsung Hall, in Taguig City last February 10, 2019. The event brought together filmmakers, artists of the industry, special guests, and movers of Philippine cinema. FDCP honored 89 films that received awards from prestigious international film festivals, including Shireen […]

“We Are One Concert” ng Iglesia Ni Cristo, isinagawa sa Philippine Arena

Eagle News) — Naging matagumpay ang isinagawang “We Are One Concert” ng Iglesia Ni Cristo sa Philippine Arena sa Ciudad de Victoria. Ito ay isang uri ng aktibidad ng Iglesia Ni Cristo para sa mga nasa proseso na ng pag-anib sa Iglesia o yung mga tinatawag na Dinudoktrinahan at Sinusubok. Ang mga dumalo sa aktibidad ay nagmula pa sa iba’t ibang distrito eklesiastiko ng Iglesia Ni Cristo sa Region 3, National Capital Region at mga […]

Filipino rock icon Joey “Pepe” Smith passes away

(Eagle News)—Filipino rock icon Joey “Pepe” Smith has passed away. His death was confirmed by one of his daughters in a Facebook post. “Thank you for everything papa bear ko. Thank you for being the best dad in the world. I know youre in the best place now, no more pains papa.. i will see you in few days. I love you to the moon and back,” Daisy Smith-Owen said. Smith had suffered a stroke […]

CA upholds order for actress Rosanna Roces to pay beauty firm P3.1 million

(Eagle News) — The Court of Appeals has affirmed its previous order for actress Rosanna Roces to pay P3.1 million to a beauty firm for breach of contract. In denying Roces’ motion for reconsideration of the June 6 order, the Eleventh Division said there were “no new and substantial issues” raised in the MR “which have not been judiciously passed upon by this Court.” The CA orders essentially affirmed the decision issued by a Quezon […]

Immigration intel unit wants actor Tony Labrusca deported

(Eagle News) — The intelligence division of the Bureau of Immigration is seeking the deportation of actor Tony Labrusca. BI Deputy Commissioner Tobias Javier said the BI’s intel unit recommendation to file a deportation case against Labrusca was for working without a permit. The recommendation also came after Labrusca was seen shouting at an immigration officer at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The officer had allowed Labrusca to stay in the country for only one […]

Razorback drummer dies in apparent suicide

(Eagle News) — The drummer of Filipino rock band Razorback died in an apparent suicide on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Brian Velasco took a Facebook video of himself as he plunged to his death from a condominium in Malate, Manila, at 9:45 a.m. “Here I go,” he said on the video, which has since been taken down by Facebook. The police have said his family has asked for privacy. Velasco, a drum instructor at RJ Guitar Center, […]

PHL bet crowned as Miss Tourism World Int’l 2019

(Eagle News) — Another Filipina beauty has conquered an international beauty pageant. After Catriona Gray won as Miss Universe 2018 last month, Francesca Taruc who hails from Angeles, Pampanga, was crowned Miss Tourism World Intercontinental in Nanjing, China on Tuesday, January 8. Taruc also received a special award for “Best Body” during the preliminary rounds. Her win was shared by Taruc in her instagram post on January 5. Taruc said: “Last night, I was awarded […]

Miss Universe Catriona Gray, kabi-kabila ang aktibidad bago magtungo sa New York

(Eagle News) — Hectic ang skedyul ngayon araw ni Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. Kaninang umaga ay sumabak  si Catriona sa media tour at charity work. Nagtungo ang Miss Universe sa Gentle Hands Orphanages , isang bahay ampunan sa Quezon City para mamigay ng mga regalo sa mga bata. Sa isang maikling mensahe, sinabi ni Gray na madaling naantig ang kaniyang puso sa mga bata dahil sya ay nag-iisang anak. Ngayong hapon, nakatakda rin siyang […]

Disney releases trailer for live-action “Lion King” film

(Eagle News) — Disney has released the trailer for its live-action version of the “Lion King”! The trailer shows the same characters of the 1994 classic, amid the backdrop of the song “Circle of Life.” The live-action version of the movie stars musician and actor Donald Glover as Simba, music legend Beyonce as Nala, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Florence […]

Kris Aquino files cyberlibel raps vs former business partner’s brother

(Eagle News) — Actress Kris Aquino on Thursday, Nov. 22, filed cyberlibel charges against the brother of her former business partner, whom she has sued for allegedly stealing from her. Aquino filed the nine counts of cyberlibel against lawyer Jesus Falcis before the Department of Justice. Jesus is the brother of Nicardo Falcis II, who faces 44 counts of qualified theft for allegedly using the company credit card of Kristina Aquino Productions for his personal […]

NET 25, wagi sa Sinebata 2018

(Eagle News) — Siyam na entry mula sa iba’t ibang TV network at pribadong indibidwal ang pinarangalan sa katatapos lamang na Sinebata 2018. Tampok ang mga maiikling dokumentaryo at pelikula na kung saan mga bata ang bida at para sa kabataan ang tema ng programang kapupulutan ng mga aral. Kabilang sa mga nag-uwi ng parangal ay ang “Kid Kuwento: Everyone Can Be A Hero” na entry ng Net 25 na nanalo sa Professional Non-Fiction under […]

Entertaining twists as EBC Films’ “Hapi ang Buhay,The Musical” imparts lesson on “fake news”

by Emily Manuel Contributor Eagle News and Features NET 25’s “Hapi ang Buhay” takes to the big screen with “Hapi ang Buhay, the Musical,” the second movie release of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s film outfit (EBC Films). Originally developed as a sitcom, the musical features the original cast joined by veteran actors Victor Neri, Antonio Aquitania, and Mike Magat. The movie is written and directed by acclaimed director Carlo Jay Ortega Cuevas who has won international awards […]