Douglas Quijano

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Douglas Quijano
Born (1944-07-25)July 25, 1944
Lanao del Norte, Philippines
Died June 13, 2009(2009-06-13) (aged 64)
Lucban, Quezon, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Tito Dougs
Alma mater Ateneo Municipal de Manila, University of Santo Tomas, Universidad Central de Madrid, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Organization GMA Network

Douglas Quijano (July 25, 1944 – June 13, 2009) was a Filipino talent manager. He was credited for "discovering and developing some of the [Philippine] local entertainment industry's biggest stars."[1]

Life and career[edit]

Quijano born on July 25, 1944 in Lanao del Norte. He was the oldest of six siblings. In the late 1960s, he became a columnist and writer at the Daily Star, a local tabloid paper.[2] He started his career as a talent manager handling veteran actor Tirso Cruz III and the superstar Nora Aunor.[3] Quijano then helped Lily Monteverde establish Regal Films,[3] a filmmaking and entertainment firm producing various movies such as Scorpio Nights and Shake, Rattle, and Roll. He also established the production company Sine Filipino[1] and became a major producer and handler of MAQ Productions.

In 1999, Quijano was awarded the Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences.[4]

Quijano participated in the production of over 140 television shows and movies including the recent Starstruck: The Next Level (2006) and Happily Ever After (2005). He was a talent manager in GMA Network his best friend was Lolit Solis. Quijano was a judge on the TV series StarStruck. He served as a consultant for YES! Magazine, a local showbiz publication, and Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), an online tracker of various showbiz news and events.

Before his death, he was the business manager of Richard Gutierrez' product endorsements.

Death[edit]

Quijano died on 13 June 2009 of a heart attack.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b San Diego, Bayani Jr (June 15, 2009). "Douglas Quijano ‘He was a dolphin in world of sharks’". Inquirer Libre. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ San Diego, Bayani Jr (June 18, 2009). "Trivia: Dougs’ very first talent was Pip". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Dedace, Sophia (June 15, 2009). "Douglas Quijano, 64, was first manager of Goma, Aga, and Pip". GMANews.TV. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "'Jose Rizal' corners FAMAS Awards". Newsflash. April 10, 1999. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ Tan, Kimberly Jane (20 June 2009). "Douglas Quijano, 64, laid to rest in Taguig". GMA News and Public Affairs (GMA Network). 

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