- Written by Armida Siguion- Reyna
- Tuesday, 31 July 2012
I knew that Cinemalaya was opening, as I had a film there. Bwakaw, which was all of a day’s work on Good Friday of the last Holy Week.
At the Bwakaw story conference on March 17, Eddie Garcia and I chatted briefly about Luis Gonzales, who had just passed away. Eddie had directed Luis in the Pinagbuklod ng Langit, the sequel to the Ferdinand Marcos biopic, Iginuhit ng Tadhana, while I had also worked with Luis a number of times, and in a special musical-comedy operetta of sorts, in Aawitan Kita. From the story conference, I went straight to the Sanctuario de San Antonio Mortuary Chapel to bid farewell to Luis, and condole with his wife Vina.
Luis wasn’t my first death of the year. My 365 Club fellow member Benjamin “Kokoy” Romualdez went, in February. From the arts, Tony Espejo, in June, followed almost within the week by Mario O’Hara, whom I had fought with over the making of Mga Bilanggong Birhen, but had made up with sufficiently well to be able to act together in a comedy version of Nick Joaquin’s Larawan, directed by Nonon Padilla, in 1989. First week of July, Tony Floirendo. And then Dolphy bid us all goodbye..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune