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Oro, Plata, Mata director Peque Gallaga, 76

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.

Saying goodbye to Peque Gallaga

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.

The unsung, ignored half of the Gallaga-Reyes movies

"No matter how highly I think of myself, it’s humiliating to be ignored." — director Lore Reyes, who has been accused of "ruining" Peque...

The secrets of a successful partnership according to Gallaga and Reyes

"We keep our bullshit detectors very open for each other." — Peque Gallaga Peque Gallaga: Mutual respect. Patience. Lore Reyes: A lot of patience. Gallaga: Sophistication. We...