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Award wining Fhilipiano filmaker Peque Gallaga dies at 76



A popular Fjilipiano film maker, Peque Gallaga has passed away. Peque Gallage died on in the early morning of Thursday. He was aged 76.

The news of Peque Gallage’s death was made known to the public by his brother Ricky Gallaga and manager June Rufino.

On May 5 his family briefed the media about Gallaga health condition. His family had earlier announced through Gallaga’s frequent collaborator director Lore Reyes, that the director was in the hospital “due to complications arising from past health conditions.

Peque Gallage’s most significant achievement in film was “Oro, Plata, Mata”, which he directed after winning a scriptwriting contest sponsored by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines. He has received an award from the International Film Festival of Flanders-Ghent, Belgium in 1983; a Special Jury Award from the Manila International Film Festival; and the 2004 Gawad CCP Para sa Sining.

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Few Things You Need To Know About Peque Gallage’s Death

Maurice Ruiz de Luzuriaga Gallaga, otherwise known as Peque Gallaga was born on 25th August 1943.

He was a multi awarded Filipiano move maker.

His most significant achievement in film was “Oro, Plata, Mata”.

He is also a father to a lifestyle writer and screenwriter Wanggo.

He died on May 7, 2020 in a hospital in Bacolod ciity due to pneumonia.

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