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 Independent Film Festival in December last year.
March 29, 1994 is when the Philippines joined cyberspace. The story about how it started is very well documented already. However, what was not well-known was that some Filipinos in the Philippines were already making their presence on the internet even before that historic date.
The progressive, little town of Bongabon in Nueva Ecija lies at the foothills of the mighty Sierra Madre ranges. And tucked away in its suburbs, amid lush foliage, is Giron Botanique, a complex which includes a small museum, art gallery, botanical garden and nursery.
The joy of the Gospel has been an integral part of the Filipino identity since the arrival of Christianity in the Southeast Asian country five centuries ago, Pope Francis said.
Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines March 15, the pope told members of Rome’s Filipino community that evangelical zeal is a “part of your genes, a blessed ‘infectiousness’ that I urge you to preserve.”
This Women’s Month let us celebrate this talented and amazing lady from Moalboal, Cebu who can take us into the deep blue via freediving and to the blossom of calm and tranquility through yoga. Christine Armie Marquez, 33, freediver and yoga instructor in Moalboal shows how beautiful life is, be it underwater and on land.
ohanne Siy is the head chef of Lolla in Singapore and a Female Chef of the Year nominee of World Gourmet Awards, Singapore.
Siy’s cuisine is eclectic, a reflection of herself as a Filipina who was educated in culinary school in New York, then wandered and cooked around Scandinavia. Now based in Singapore, Siy shines bright.
They taught us in school that we have to dream realistic dreams—because dreaming of becoming Darna just doesn’t pay monthly bills. So we were given a wide variety of options: nurse, accountant, engineer, lawyer, doctor, teacher… or something that “actually pays” and is “economically practical.”
A documentary film on the Marawi Siege and its aftermath won the Golden Hercules Award, one of the top prizes of this year’s Kasseler Dokfest in Germany. ‘A House in Pieces’ made by Mindanawon filmmaker Jean Claire Dy and German national Manuel Domes, was chosen winner, because according to Franziska Wank, one of the jurors, the documentary “is just as moving as it is magnificent in technical design.”
When people speak of Bacolod, my mind conjures images of the old pre-civil war South in America. Like America’s old south, old Bacolod used to be the home of aristocratic hacienderos with vast sugar plantations, employing thousands of peasants to work in sugar plantations and azucareras.
But art is not limited to paint brushes and pens. Known for their innate resourcefulness, our forefathers used their own bodies as a “living canvass” to express themselves by means of the painful, yet intricate, art of tattooing.
A Southeast Asian Musical Tradition is practiced by those who resisted Spanish and later American Colonial Rule, comprising roughly 10% of the Philippine population. These musical traditions relate to the social, political and economic life of the people, and are connected to their spiritual beliefs and their relationship to the natural environment.
A dog is recognized as everybody’s best friend. They’re loved almost all over the world. In my country, dogs are met with the same affection but they also face stiff competition against our beloved carabao.