Entertainment – Local

Watch: Senator Pacquiao prepares for his first major concert scheduled on Sept. 1

(Eagle News) — Filipino boxing legend and senator Manny Pacquiao is now busy preparing for his major concert set this September 1. In his instagram post, the fighting senator showed a video of his rehearsals for the concert, practicing his singing skills accompanied by a live band. “I’m about to sing and practice for my concert on September 1. I don’t know if I can do it, if I can do this. But I’ll try, […]

Celebrating 15 years of the Best of Indie Films: Cinemalaya 2019 Complete List of Winners

by MJ Racadio Contributor PASAY CITY, Philippines —  Cinemalaya recently celebrated 15 years of the Best of Indie Films and recognized the best independent films, the upcoming and veteran directors from short to full-length feature films, as well as the best performers in these films. The Filmfest was held in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Below are some photos of the highlights of the event, as well as the complete list of […]

Official trailer at soundtrack ng “Guerrero Dos: Tuloy ang Laban,” ipinalabas sa “soft launch”

By Phoebe Publico Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — Matagumpay ang isinagawang official trailer and soundtrack soft launch ng pelikulang “Guerrero Dos: Tuloy ang Laban”. Ito ang sequel ng pelikulang “GURRERO” na naipalabas simula nuong 2017. Ayon kay Direk Carlo Ortega Cuevas, inspirado ito sa mga humihiling ng part 2 ng naunang pelikula. Gayundin sa layunin mismo ng production outfit na Ebc Films na makagturo ng values sa mga manunuod sa pamamagitan ng visual media. […]

A day to remember at the longest Pop Culture Event in the Philippines: Toy Con Ph

By MJ Racadio Eagle News Service contributor PASAY CITY, Philippines  —  Rain or shine, Toy Con PH invaded Manila last weekend from the 28th to the 30th of June at SM Convention Center in Pasay City. Toy Con PH is the longest pop culture event in the Philippines — showcasing local toy companies to international shows. Those who came to the event were amazed as they got to enjoy the feeling of being young again, […]

42nd Gawad Urian awards “Best Actor” to Eddie Garcia, honors Gloria Sevilla with “Lifetime Achievement” award

  (Eagle News) — It was a successful awards ceremony for the 42nd Gawad URIAN Awards on June 18, 2019 at the Cine Adarna of UP Film Institute with the country’s best performances in the silver screen honored and recognized. Multi-awarded veteran actor Eddie Garcia won as Best Actor for his moving performance in the movie “ML” where he portrayed the role of a retired Metrocom colonel suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. ML Director Benedict Mique […]

Several senators mourn death of Eddie Garcia

(Eagle News) — Several senators on Thursday, June 20, joined the nation in mourning the passing of Eddie Garcia. “A fine gentleman and great actor,” Senator Sonny Angara said in a Tweet. Senator JV Ejercito agreed, adding “Tito Eddie Garcia” was “an institution in the Philippine film industry” and “one of the nicest persons in showbusiness I have met.” “Isa kang mahalagang haligi ng industriya at naging isang tapat at mabuting kaibigan sa aking ama at […]

GMA Network “deeply mourns” passing of veteran actor Eddie Garcia

(Eagle News) –GMA Network on Thursday, June 20, said it “deeply mourns” the passing of veteran actor Eddie Garcia. The Garcia family spokesperson, Dr. Tony Rebosa, said the actor passed away due to complications from a neck fracture. Garcia had sustained the fracture after reportedly tripping on a wire during taping of an upcoming GMA-7 series “Rosang Agimat.” The actor had been in a coma since the incident took place on June 8. According to […]

Veteran actor Eddie Garcia passes away at 90

  (Eagle News) – Veteran and multi-awarded dramatic actor, Eddie Garcia, passed away on Thursday at 4:55 p.m. after suffering from a neck fracture which he had while on the set of a shooting of a teleserye. He was 90. Garcia, a multi-awarded actor and director, had been in critical condition after he tripped and fell while on the set of an upcoming teleserye of GMA 7, “Rosang Agimat.” The Makati Medical Center, where he […]

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 […]