Arts and Culture

Treats and tradition in Tehran’s oldest, tiniest teahouse

by Sammy Ketz and Ahmad Parhizi TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — With his trimmed beard, red scarf and bronze-colored waistcoat, Kazem Mabhutian serves a steady stream of customers in the smallest and oldest teahouse in Tehran, but at 63 years old, he is counting on God to find him a successor. Tucked in an alleyway of the Grand Bazaar, wedged between a clothes shop and the door of a mosque, his 1.5-square-meter chaikhaneh (tea house) is […]

Lightning cuts short NYC Homecoming Concert

  By Joanne Soriano EBC New York Bureau (Eagle News) — The much anticipated “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” in Central Park was cancelled halfway through the five-hour program due to lightning. An announcement was made for attendees to quickly and calmly exit due to approaching severe weather. The show was initially suspended with attendees asked to find a safe place to shelter, then cancelled. Before the concert, Mayor Bill De Blasio had also […]

A look at the curious “white houses” of Thorn in The Netherlands

  By Marilou Francisco EBC Europe Bureau/ Eagle News Service (Eagle News) — If the United States has the White House, the Netherlands has these old historical white houses which can be found in the town of Thorn in the Dutch province of Limburg, to the south of the country. The town is dubbed as the “White Village” because of these centuries-old white brick houses in the historical center of the town. Although Thorn is […]

Revisiting Heidelberg and Wilhelmsfeld in Germany where Dr. Jose Rizal wrote the last chapters of Noli Me Tangere

(Eagle News) — Know more about Heidelberg and Wilhemsfeld in Germany, and how these places were an important part of the life of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippine national hero. Wilhelmsfeld is where Rizal wrote the last chapters of his novel, “Noli Me Tangere” from April to June 1886. Heidelberg is a university town in Germany which was also close to the heart of our national hero. Both belong to the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. […]

Russia’s Ambassador Pavlov, PHL envoy Sorreta laud opening of NEU Russian Studies Center

Note importance of efforts to promote bilateral cooperation on culture and humanitarian spheres between Russia and the PHL   (Eagle News) — The New Era University School of International Relations has officially opened the Russian Studies Center which is seen to further strengthen cultural and educational ties between the Philippines and Russia. The Russian Studies Center aims to foster a better understanding of Russia from its geography and history to language and culture, science and […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos” director Cuevas, actor JC Sabenorio wins in Int’l Filmfest Manhattan NY

2 other nominees – actor Art De Guzman, actress Mia Suarez – cited as “honorable mentions”   (Eagle News) — Director Carlo Cuevas and young actor JC Sabenorio won the best director and best actor in a featured film respectively for EBC Films’ “Guerrerro Dos: Tuloy ang Laban” in the recent awarding ceremonies of International Film Festival Manhattan New York (IFFMNY) Spring 2021. Cuevas bested other directors for films all over the world that were […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos” receives nominations at Int’l Filmfest Manhattan New York

  (Eagle News) — The film “Guerrero Dos: Tuloy Ang Laban (The Fight Continues)” of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) has received five nominations from the International Film Festival Manhattan New York (IFFMNY) Spring 2021, including best director, best actor, best actress, the “Jury Feature Global” and “Best Film Festival Grand Prize Performance.” This EBC movie is one of the featured films in the IFFMNY Spring 2021 which will have virtual showings of films from around […]

How PHL Dumagat tribe cook fish sinigang, steamed rice using bamboo; wrapped chicken under the ground

  (Eagle News) — The Philippine Dumagat tribe in Luzon has a unique traditional way of cooking food, harking backing to the old days when their ancestors had to cook food using what could be found in the forest.  With the use of bamboo, they are able to cook rice and even the Philippine dish “sinigang”.  They also cook chicken in a unique way while buried in the ground. -Sinigang with katmon fruit, lando leaves […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos” wins SoCal Film Award of Excellence for Best Feature film in the US

  (Eagle News) — EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos: Tuloy ang Laban (The Fight Continues)” bagged the Award of Excellence for Best Feature film at this year’s SoCal Film awards in the United States. This is the film’s first win in a foreign filmfest.  It also came after “Guerrero Dos” became the Philippines’ official entry for Foreign Language Film at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. It also reached the official selection level at the 2020 Montreal […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos” nominated in 8 categories in 36th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

  (Eagle News) – EBC Films’ “Guerrero Dos: Tuloy” ang Laban has been nominated in eight categories in the 36th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies. The movie itself has been nominated as “Indie Movie of the Year, while its director Carlo Ortega Cuevas was nominated in the category Indie Movie Director of the Year, Indie Movie Screenwriter of the Year, and Indie Movie Musical Scorer Of The Year along with Abet […]

Israel unearths fragments of 2000-year-old biblical scroll

by Ben Simon Agence France Presse JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel on Tuesday unveiled fragments of a biblical scroll dating back some 2,000 years, in what experts described as the most significant such find since the Dead Sea Scrolls. The artifacts were unearthed during excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in the Judean desert, which spans parts of southern Israel and the occupied West Bank. In a site known as the “Cave of Horrors,” archaeologists […]

Hiking surge leaves wild cows starving on Hong Kong island

by Yan ZHAO Agence France-Presse HONG KONG, China (AFP) — While many hope the Year of the Ox will herald times of plenty, a herd of wild cows in Hong Kong is going hungry after visitors to their habitat surged during the coronavirus pandemic. The animals have made their home for generations alongside a few dozen fishing families on Grass Island, one of Hong Kong’s far-flung islets. Named for its verdant meadows, the island is […]