Arts and Culture

A certified box office hit: Successful ‘Guerrero’ rescreening in Baliuag, Bulacan

  (Eagle News) – Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s first film venture, “Guerrero” had its successful re-screening at SM Baliuag in Bulacan last August 17 to 18. The internationally acclaimed film which won awards had its re-screening this weekend with moviegoers flocking to the SM cinemas in Baliuag to see the movie again. The film had its first screening in 2017. “I am happy and grateful. It’s been two years since Guerrero started but the same feeling […]

Panama City turns 500 Years

By H.E. Rolando A. Guevara Alvarado Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Panama to the Philippines Today, I join my countrymen in celebrating the 500 founding anniversary of the capital of the Republic of Panama, Panama City, which was established on August 15th, 1519 by Pedro Arias Dávila–making it the Pacific coast’s oldest Spanish settlement in the Americas. As part of this commemoration, the Commission of the 500th anniversary of the founding of […]

New Era University inaugurates School of Management building as school strives towards educational excellence

  (Eagle News) — The New Era University (NEU) inaugurated on Thursday, August 8, the School of Management building, the newest addition to the ever-growing university that aims to be a world class academic institution. The inauguration of the modern five-storey building along Central Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City was led by Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo who is supporting the school’s drive towards excellence. NEU President Dr. […]

London celebrates INC 105th anniversary through a performance of INCentre Stage at the Lighthouse Theatre

by JD Sison EBC United Kingdom Bureau (London, UK) — “Who am I?” A story which enacts the modern struggles of youth and the real problems they face daily, capturing the main character’s journey through emotional battles and self-discovery. This debut launch of the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s INCentre Stage has attracted viewers from all over the United Kingdom.   Audiences traveled from the different regions of the country to witness this much-anticipated live theatre production. […]

In a London workshop, artisans craft bespoke globes

by Joe JACKSON LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — In 2008, Peter Bellerby set out to buy his father a high quality handmade globe as an 80th birthday present. When he could not find one, the Briton decided to make it himself — and, in the process, catapulted himself into a new profession. Just over a decade later, his company Bellerby and Co claims to be the finest globemaker in the world, selling tailor-made products to […]

With swords and stunts, Thai youth embrace ancient martial art

  by Sippachai Kunnuwong    THON BURI, Thailand (AFP) — Armed with a wooden knife and shield, a teenage girl fends off four sword-wielding boys with high-flying kicks in an action-packed homage to Thailand’s neglected sword fighting tradition. The fighters are part of a growing group of students at a school on Bangkok’s outskirts mastering “Krabi Krabong,” a martial art used in centuries-old warfare between rival kingdoms. “It is a fighting technique used in a […]

Tutankhamun relic sells for $6 mn in London despite Egyptian outcry

by Dmitry ZAKS Agence France Presse LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian “Boy King” Tutankhamun was auctioned off for $6 million Thursday in London despite a fierce outcry from Cairo. Christie’s auction house sold the 28.5-centimetre (11-inch) relic for £4,746,250 ($5,970,000, 5,290,000 euros) at one of its most controversial auctions in years. No information about the buyer was disclosed. The famous pharaoh’s finely-chiselled face — its calm eyes and puffed […]

UNESCO lists Iraq’s Babylon as World Heritage Site

  BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) — UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted on Friday to list the sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site after three decades of lobbying efforts by Iraq. Iraq had been trying since 1983 to have the site — a massive 10-square-kilometre complex of which just 18 percent has been excavated thus far — recognised by UNESCO. Straddling Iraq’s Euphrates River about 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Baghdad, the […]

Oh, the people you’ll meet … at BookCon

By Joanne Soriano EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — Long lines and crowds wrapped around the different booths within the main hall of the convention center. The scene was typical for a designer sample sale with young women hauling tote bags and backpacks filled to capacity. However, instead of carrying designer goods, their cargo was much more precious to these customers. These readers were acquiring books. BookCon, hailed as the literary event […]

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, […]

Skin deep: Japan’s ‘washi’ paper torn by modern life

by Natsuko FUKUE HIDAKA, Japan (AFP) — Once an indispensable part of daily life in Japan, ultra-thin washi paper was used for everything from writing and painting to lampshades, umbrellas, and sliding doors, but demand has plunged as lifestyles have become more westernized. Despite its 1,300-year history and UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status, washi paper is struggling to attract consumers and the market value has dropped by more than 50 percent in the past two […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero” scores another knockout in Denmark

by Emily Manuel and MJ Racadio (Eagle News) – EBC Films’ award-winning movie “Guerrero” opened to a red-carpet premiere at the Palads Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark last May 26, 2019 to the delight of an international audience. Moviegoers were captivated by the heartwarming story of a boxer named Ramon and his triumph over life’s challenges, through the help of his younger brother, Miguel. The audience both laughed and cried throughout the movie. Richelle Cerri, from Copenhagen, […]