Director Peque Gallaga collection formal turnover to the De La Salle University library

13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Building , Library – De La Salle University , Taft Avenue- Manila, Philippines

Henry Sy Sr. Building

Born as Maurice Ruiz de Luzuriaga Gallaga on August 25, 1943  is a multi-awarded Filipino filmmaker.

He is popularly called Director Peque Gallaga  His most significant achievement in film is “Oro, Plata, Mata“, which he directed after winning a scrip-writing contest sponsored by the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines.

ORO , PLATA , MATA – Rodel Cruz story board

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.

Gawad CCP medal and certificate


Gallaga spent his elementary and high school years at De La Salle University in Manila, then finished commerce and liberal arts at the school’s Bacolod campus. He taught theater and film at the University of St. La Salle. Upon moving back to Manila


BINHI film

 credit :from Director Peque Gallaga film archives

Director Peque Gallaga’s directorial debut in collaboration with Butch Perez from Larry Santiago Production in  1973 with Ms. Rosemarie Sonora and Mr. Ronaldo Valdez

movie posters

He got involved in television musicals and eventually co-directed the film Binhi with Mr. Butch Perez. He also directed the movies Virgin Forest, Scorpio Nights, Unfaithful Wife, and the “Manananggal” episode of Shake, Rattle and Roll I.

trophies from different award giving bodies

In 1986 he started co-directing films with Mr. Lore Reyes, with whom he shared directing credits for Shake Rattle & Roll 2, Shake Rattle & Roll 3, Shake Rattle & Roll 4, Baby Love, Magic Temple, and more than twenty other films to date.In the animated movie Dayo, Gallaga voiced the character of “Lolo Nano,” the resident sage of Elementalia.

Tiyanak script

Mr.Gallaga and Reyes won Best Director and Best Screenplay for Magic Temple in the 1996 Metro Manila Film Festival.


Learning Commons (DLSU Library) which includes  film scripts, movie posters, storyboards, photo albums, trophies, medals, plaques and other memorabilia, etc.

books  of Director Peque Gallaga

The collection will be houses in special room together with collection from two other well-known film director Del Mundo and Director Joey Reyes

De La Salle University – Harlequin Theater Guild members

Mr. Peque Gallaga short speech

Director Peque Gallaga short speech would recount his days in De La Salle University when the school is still an all boys school. He would also recount that the school library is his inspiration .

Director Lory Reyes and Director Peque Gallaga

“Why DLSU library? This is my way of giving back to my source. My source of inspiration, my source of passion,” says Gallaga, commenting on why he chose to turn a great number of his collections to De La Salle University.


 After completing his elementary and high school education at De La Salle University, Peque Gallaga finished commerce and liberal arts at DLSU’s Bacolod Campus. In 1973, he broke into the film industry with his production design work for Eddie Romero’s Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?


A short invocation led by Mr. Rafael C. Del Mundo – Filipiniana Librarian then followed by Ms. Christine M. Abrigo -assistant director for operations .

L-R   Dr. Dominador Bombongan Jr., Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Director Peque Gallaga, Br. Bernard Oca FSC, Vice Chancellor for La Sallian Mission

group picture with the staffs and employees of De La Salle library

After the turnover ceremonies , the visitors and guests were treated for a light snacks

The De La Salle Library had the biggest collection of books in the country with at least 370,000 plus volumes of books and still growing. One of the aim of the project is to raise the number of volumes of books to 1,000,000

Note:   for non- De La Salle students who wanted to do some research studies , They must have a written letter coming from their school librarian or principal . They must also have prior appointment before coming to the library .


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