Friday, June 12, 2009

Douglas Quijano is Dead

Veteran talent manager Douglas Quijano is dead. He was found lifeless by his driver Francis and film director Ces Evangelista in his Lucban, Quezon home earlier today, June 13.

According to Ces, Douglas usually wakes up early. So when he was not able to join them for breakfast, they knocked on his door at around 10 a.m. When he did not answer, they forced open the door. That's where they discovered the body.

At the moment, the cause of death is still unknown.

Tito Dougs, as he was fondly called by people in the showbiz industry, was considered as one of the best, if not the best, talents managers in the country. He was behind the success of some of today's most popular stars; like Richard Gomez and his wife Lucy Torres Gomez, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jomari Yllana, Joey Marquez, Janice de Belen, Gelli de Belen, Wendell Ramos, John Estrada, Anjo Yllana, Antonio Aquitania, to name a few.

He also had a hand in discovering Claudine Barretto, Carmina Villarroel, Nadia Montenegro, Eric Fructuoso, and many others.

Aside from managing talents, he also set up his own film company MAQ Productions. He was also credited as executive producer, line producer, and project coordinator for many movies of Regal Films, owned by Mother Lily Monteverde, and other film outfits.

He also wrote the screenplay of the movies Isang Gabi, Tatlong Babae (1975) and Zoom, Zoom Superman! (1973).

Tito Dougs was also one of the founders of PAMI (Philippine Artists Managers, Inc.), an organization of talent managers.

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