Entertainment – Local

EBC Films’ “Hapi ang Buhay, the Musical” ends on a high note at the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

by Emily Manuel and MJ Racadio (Eagle News) — It was a triumphant evening for EBC Films’ “Hapi ang Buhay, the Musical” at the 35th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Pasay City, last June 2, 2019. The film held three nominations and received the award for Best Indie Theme Song of the Year. EBC Films has been recognized by this prestigious award-giving body for […]

Comedian Gary Lising passes away

(Eagle News)–Comedian Gary Lising has passed away. His brother, Pompeii, made the announcement in a Facebook post on Saturday, June 1. “I am sad to inform some terrible news. We lost our beloved Gary Lising, my eldest brother, today. Gary, thank you for all the laughs and love, we will miss you deeply,” he said. The cause of death was not immediately clear. Lising is known for his role in the TV gag show “Champoy” […]

EBC Films’ “Hapi Ang Buhay, the Musical” receives 3 nominations for 2019 PMPC Star Awards for Movies

by MJ Racadio (Eagle News) — Setting another milestone for EBC Films, “Hapi Ang Buhay, the Musical” received three nominations from the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies, including Best New Movie Actress of Year, Best New Movie Actor of the Year, and Indie Movie Theme Song of the Year. Internationally-acclaimed director Carlo Ortega Cuevas was extremely surprised after the nominations were announced. “I am excited and proud to be INC – […]

More than just a pretty picture: “Picture Character” documentary gives insight into world of emojis

By Joanne Soriano EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — How often do you receive or send emojis when communicating with family and friends? The emoji, a Japanese term for “picture character,” has grown in popularity across generations and cultures as an expression of language in today’s digital world of smartphones, computers and social media. The documentary “Picture Character” takes viewers across time and distances to explore when the emoji was first created […]

EBC Films proudly presents the cast of “Guerrero Dos, Tuloy ang Laban”

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) – After the successful launch of “Guerrero” and “Hapi ang Buhay the Musical,” two films that have won international critical acclaim, EBC Films is set to produce “Guerrero Dos, Tuloy ang Laban” (the fight continues). This was announced by Directors Stephen Cruz and Carlo Ortega Cuevas, in a story conference held at the Movie Stars Café, Quezon City last April 22, 2019. Guerrero is a story of […]

Police to file raps vs actor Migo Adecer over alleged use of fake driver’s license

(Eagle News)–The police will file charges against GMA actor Migo Adecer after one of the licenses he gave authorities when he was accosted for alleged reckless driving was found to be fake. The incident reportedly took place in Rockwell before Adecer figured in a hit and run in Barangay Poblacion that left two Metropolitan Manila Development Authority enforcers hurt. Adecer was arrested in connection with the hit and run but the two enforcers refused to […]

Lacson: File raps first before releasing celebrities “narco-list”

(Eagle News)–For Senator Panfilo Lacson, the list of celebrities allegedly linked to illegal drugs should not be released just yet. According to Lacson, charges have to be filed first against the 31 personalities the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said were on the list. “Kung maglalabas ka ng listahan at sasabihin mong validated ito, dapat mayroong ebidensya kasi ang intelligence information pwedeng mamali, pwedeng tumatama,” he added. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino has said he would not […]

Ballet Philippines’ Tales of the Manuvu is back at the CCP

One of Ballet Philippines’ most celebrated original, distinctly Filipino masterpieces, Tales of the Manuvu, is back at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The widely successful rock opera ballet that brought together fans of rock, pop, ballet and neo Filipino dance on the stage back in the 70s is being revived to culminate the company’s 49th season. Most monumental coup Choreographed by National Artist for Dance and Ballet Philippines’ Artistic Director Alice Reyes in 1977, […]

Taguig court orders Nicko Falcis arrested for access device fraud

(Eagle News) — A Taguig court has ordered the arrest of Nicko Falcis, a former business partner of actress Kris Aquino. The warrant issued by Judge Felix Reyes of Branch 70 of the Taguig Regional Trial Court was for violation of Section 9 of Republic Act No. 8484 or the Access Device Regulation Act of 1998. Section 9 bans obtaining money through an access device. Bail was set at P60,000. Aquino has accused Falcis of […]

Former OMB chair Ronnie Ricketts found guilty of graft

Is sentenced to six to eight years in jail (Eagle News) — The Sandiganbayan has found former Optical Media Board chair Ronnie Ricketts guilty of graft. The anti-graft court sentenced the former actor to six to eight years imprisonment after ruling he gave undue advantage to to Sky High Marketing Corporation when he ordered its pirated compact discs  released a day after his men confiscated them  without filing charges in 2010. Ricketts can also no longer […]

Taguig Prosecutors Office recommends indictment of Kris Aquino’s ex-business partner for estafa

Junks qualified theft raps vs Nicko Falcis (Eagle News)—The Taguig Prosecutors Office has junked the  qualified theft charges filed by actress Kris Aquino against her former business partner, but found probable cause for the charges of estafa against him. In recommending the filing of a complaint for estafa through misappropriation and conversion against Nicko Falcis, Claire Eufracia Pagayanan, assistant state prosecutor, said there was “enough evidence to engender a well-founded belief” that he “converted” the […]

PDEA probing two celebrities with alleged drug links

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday, March 12, said it was investigating two celebrities whose names were seen in the phone of a big-time party drugs dealer who was killed in a buy-bust operation on Monday night. PDEA refused to identify the celebrities whose names figured in the phone of Steven Pasion, saying a case build-up was still ongoing. The authorities said they were also looking at the possibility the names were mere […]