PEQUE Gallaga, the multi-awarded director best known for Scorpio Nights (1982) and Oro, Plata, Mata (1985), died on May 7 due to complications arising from past health conditions. He was 76. The Gallaga family announced his passing on social media. “He was a visionary director and artist; a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a dear friend. He has brought so much joy to so many people and he will always live in our memories and in his art,” the statement read.
FILM director Peque Gallaga, the man behind Oro, Plata, Mata (1985), Magic Temple (1996), and Scorpio Nights (1985) among many other well-known and well-loved Filipino films, passed away at the age of 76 in a Bacolod City hospital. Upon the announcement of his death, an outpouring of tributes were posted on social media from colleagues and friends. Here are some of them.