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June 12, 2009

Douglas Quijano Passed Away June 13, 2009

Douglas Quijano Passed Away today June 13, 2009..  Douglas Quijano is well known as the manager of well known local stars such as Jomari Yllana, John Estrada, and Richard Gomez to name a few.

MANILA, Philippines – Renowned movie and television talent manager Douglas Quijano died early Saturday, 12 days before his birthday. He was 64.

Veteran TV host and long-time friend German Moreno said in an interview aired over Q’s Balitanghali that Quijano was found dead on his bed at his rest house in Lucban, Quezon province at about 10 a.m.

The reason for his death has yet to be confirmed but Moreno speculated that it might have been because of a heart attack.

“Ang nasabi lang sa akin, si Douglas walang bawal sa kinakain, isa siguro ‘yun sa reasons bakit hindi siya nag-ingat sa kakainin [I was told that there were no restrictions on what Douglas could eat, which could be the reason why he wasn’t careful with what he ate],” he said.

Lucy Torres-Gomez, one of Quijano’s talents, said in a separate interview that Quijano was actually diabetic.

“Nag-alala kami lagi sa eating habits niya kasi diabetic siya. The last two years, regular na siyang nagpapa-checkup [We were worried of his eating habits because he was diabetic. During the last two years, he has been regularly having checkups],” she said.

Moreno and Gomez said that Quijano’s death was a big loss for the movie and television industry.

“ Nakakalungkot din kasi marami siyang tinutulungang artista. Malaki ang kontribusyon niya sa industriya [It’s sad because he helps so many artists. He contributes a lot to the industry,” said Moreno.

“In the industry, he’s well-liked, he’s well-loved,” added Gomez.

No details have yet to be released regarding Quijano’s wake but Moreno said that he was sure many of the manager’s talents are already making arrangements.

Despite being known for having developed plenty of stars, there is little information about Quijano on the Internet. Even in the Philippine Entertainment Portal, the only vital information available is that he was born on July 25. – Kimberly Jane Tan, GMANews.TV

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