Arts and Culture

Sine Sandaan: Celebrating the Luminaries of Philippine Cinema

by MJ Racadio Eagle News and Features contributor QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) —  The honorees, living legends, and icons of Philippine Cinema were recognized as they took a trip down memory lane during the “Sine Sandaan: Celebrating the Luminaries of Philippine Cinema’s 100 Years” on September 12 at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City. The theater was transformed to an Art Deco Cinema in homage to the stand-alone theaters during the Golden Age […]

New state-of-the-art Iglesia Ni Cristo Museum opens to the public; INC Executive Minister leads its inauguration

  (Eagle News) – The new and state-of-the-art Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) museum, featuring the Church’s history, culture, and rapid global expansion since 1914, opens to the public after it was inaugurated on Monday, August 26, 2019 by INC Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo. The five-level INC Museum, with a total area of 46,000 square meters, is considered to be the largest private and heritage museum, as well as the largest single-building […]

“Guerrero” wins Best Foreign Feature in Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

By Allen Basallaje EBC Los Angeles Bureau HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (Eagle News) — Stars were shining brightly in Hollywood both in the night sky and at Raleigh Studios where the EBC Film “Guerrero” won Best Foreign Feature on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (LAIFFA). Accepting the award on behalf of EBC Films, Eva Basallaje of EBC Los Angeles Bureau thanked God, Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. […]

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 […]