Arts and Culture

Nigerian contemporary art booms and prices soar

by Célia Lebur  LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — First there was Tutu, the “African Mona Lisa” sold last year for 1.5 million dollars. Then a second portrait by revered Nigerian painter Ben Enwonwu, called Christine, sold in mid-October, for 1.4 million dollars. Both record sales of famous works by the late “father of African modernism”, captured the emergence of Nigeria’s art market. A decade ago, major African artists were largely absent from international auctions. But the […]

Empire State Building observatory reopens with new 360-degree view

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The stunning view from the highest observatory at New York’s Empire State Building just got even better. On Saturday, the viewing platform on the 102nd floor, known as the “top deck,” reopens with a new 360-degree perspective on the Big Apple following ten months of renovations. The work is the third in a four-step project, which started four and half years ago, to improve the experience at arguably the […]

Watch: Russian student from Moscow State University speaks Tagalog, expresses admiration for PHL

(Eagle News) — In this video taken by Eagle News Service correspondent in Russia, Emy Coloma, Russian student Maria Plume who is studying the Filipino language at the Moscow State University expresses her admiration for the Philippines and how she is glad that the Philippines and Russia are strengthening bilateral relations. Plume was interviewed by Eagle News Service in Russia at the Four Seasons Hotel in Moscow after the Philippine Cultural Gala Performance attended by […]

2 NET Kids’ shows and 2 EBC Kids’ entries, win at Sinebata awards 2019; to represent PHL in SE Asia videofest

  (Eagle News) – Two shows of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s NET 25 Kids — “Word Hub” and “Kid Kwento” — won at the Sinebata Video Festival 2019 awards on Wednesday, October 2, in Manila. The “Word Hub: Surprise” episode bagged the award for the “Professional Fiction 8 – 12 years old” category, while “Kid Kwento: Love for Family” episode won in the “Professional Non-Fiction Under 7 years old” category. These two winning episodes of EBC-NET […]

How ‘Heidi’ conquered Japan, sparking an anime revolution

by Nathalie OLOF-ORS ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) — Heidi and Super Mario may not seem to have much in common but anime and video game aficionados will detect the signature style of Japanese character designer Yoichi Kotabe in both. Far from the Swiss Alps, the cherished 19th-century storybook character Heidi has played an unlikely role in the creation of Japan’s now booming anime industry. The story of the little orphan girl who goes to live with […]

‘Lola Igna’ wins “Best Picture,” other major awards at the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

by MJ Racadio Eagle News and Features contributor The movie ‘Lola Igna’ won Best Picture, Best Musical Score and Best Screen Play at the recent Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Awards Ceremony on September 15, 2019, at the one Esplanade in Pasay City. Actress Angie Ferro who plays the main character of the film, “Lola Igna” also won Best Actress award, directed by award-winning director Eduardo Roy Jr. “This is my first starring role,” Ferro told […]

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 […]