Arts and Culture

Moviegoers in Hawaii relate to EBC Films’ “Guerrero”

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, HI (Eagle News) – Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s first full-length movie “Guerrero” held its Hawaii premiere at the iconic Dole Cannery Theaters in Honolulu on Sunday, February 10, 2019. Hundreds gathered at the lobby to purchase tickets for the film, take photos in front of the giant movie poster and sign their names on that very poster. Passers-by there to watch other movies expressed curiosity about the film while some wished they […]

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 […]

EBC Films’ Guerrero scores a knock-out with fans across the United States

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) — Eagle Broadcasting Corporation Films’ “Guerrero” held simultaneous screenings in DC, New Jersey and Virginia, United States on January 27 2019, after its successful release across Asia, the Middle East, United Kingdom and Canada late last year. The film tells the story of life’s struggles and triumphs seen through the eyes of Ramon Guerrero and his little brother Miguel. Though written and filmed entirely in the Philippines, […]

Duterte signs law mandating conservation of Gabaldon school buildings

(Eagle News)–President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law mandating the protection of Gabaldon school buildings in the country as part of the country’s preservation of its cultural heritage. Under Republic Act 11194 signed by the President on Jan. 18 but which was made available to the media on Thursday, Feb. 7, the Department of Education , National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and the National Museum are tasked to implement […]

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ director responds to new sex abuse allegations

by Jocelyne ZABLIT Agence France-Presse “Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer on Thursday dismissed an article detailing fresh sexual misconduct allegations — some involving teenage boys — as a “homophobic smear piece.” The Atlantic on Wednesday published accounts from four new accusers — including two who said Singer had sex with them when they were underage — in an article that also chronicled years of similar allegations. But 53-year-old Singer, who is behind such hits as […]

Thousands of free tulips given to visitors as Netherlands celebrates National Tulip Day

By Marilou Francisco EBC Europe Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — The tulip is one of the world famous icons of the Netherlands. The star of flower bulbs takes the spotlight on the National Tulip Day held every year on the third Saturday of January at the historical center of Amsterdam, on Dam Square, near the Royal Palace. For 2019, the National Tulip Day took place on January 19 with the theme Flower Power. This […]

US university to cover Christopher Columbus murals

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — The University of Notre Dame, one of the oldest and most prestigious US centers of higher learning, will cover murals depicting Christopher Columbus out of concern that the art works depict a skewed history of colonial America. Painted on the walls of the Catholic institution’s main building — a grand structure with a golden dome built in 1879 in the Midwestern state of Indiana — the 12 murals display various […]

Butterflies, the unlikely victims of Trump’s border wall

by Inès BEL AIBA Agence France Presse MISSION, United States (AFP) — In Mission, Texas, the construction of part of a long-promised wall on the border with Mexico to stem the tide of undocumented migrants is already in progress. Among the many who will be affected? Butterflies. Mission, located in the lower Rio Grande Valley, is home to the National Butterfly Center, a private non-profit 100-acre (40-hectare) preserve dedicated to conservation of the insects in […]

After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

by Eloi ROUYER Agence France Presse LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Every evening, the night watchman clambers to the top of the Lausanne cathedral bell tower and gets to work: he shouts out the time each hour, keeping a six-century-old tradition alive. The night watchman, one of the last in Europe, no longer alerts this Swiss city to fires, but he does help residents to keep track of the time. “This is the watchman! The bell […]

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil’s historic National Museum on Wednesday displayed fossils discovered in the Antarctic at an off-site venue in its first exhibition since the Rio-based institution was gutted by fire last year. Among the fossils on display at a sister museum — the Palace of the House of Money — was a bone from a pterodactyl, which the National says is the first evidence of a big reptile species from the Jurassic […]