The Peque Gallaga Collection formal turnover
|Peque Gallaga browsing|
his life's work on display
Mr. Maurice Ruiz de Luzuriaga Gallaga, popularly known as Peque Gallaga, a Lasallian and multi-awarded filmmaker, claimed of coming to full circle by donating his prized collection to the DLSU Library. According to him, this is his way of going back and giving back to where everything started, i.e., to the Library, being his source of inspiration and passion.
The ceremony provided a background to the collection and a very entertaining dramatic reading of select scenes in Gallaga’s acclaimed movie Oro, Plata, Mata by the Harlequin Theater Guild was presented. The signing of a memorandum of agreement by Mr. Gallaga, Br. Bernard Oca FSC, Vice Chancellor for Lasallian Mission, and Dr. Dominador Bombongan, Jr., Dean of College of Liberal Arts was also held. The ceremony was attended by family and friends of Peque Gallaga, Co-director Lore Reyes, Assistant Director Jo Macasa and some members of DLSU community.
|After the MOA signing:|
Dr. Dominador Bombongan, Jr., Mr. Peque Gallaga
and Br. Bernard Oca FSC
|The Oro, Plata, Mata storyboard|
Considered to be the highlights of the Peque Gallaga Collection are materials related to one of Philippine cinema’s masterpieces, the Oro Plata Mata, a renowned film both locally and internationally. The materials comprise the script, albums of still photos, promotional posters and the precious Rodel Cruz storyboard for the fight finale.
Another notable material in the collection is the original script of “A Fire in the Soul: a Cantata,” a play he directed in celebration of the De La Salle University’s centennial year.
|Peque Gallaga and Br. Bernard Oca|