Jorge Arago Passed AwayDecember 30, 2011
Kahapon ko lang nalaman namatay si Jorge. Nabalitaan ko yun kay Ms Virginia R. Moreno na inimbita ko para magjoin sana sa screening ng ULTIMO ADIOS film namin sa RIzal Shrine sa Fort Santiago. Nagulat ako sympre. At nalungkot dahil nakasama namin si Jorge sa UP Film Center noong panahong direktor pa si Aling Barang ng Film Center. Ngayong umaga, mula kay Pete Lacaba nabasa ko ang sumusunod:
Screenwriter Jorge Arago passed away yesterday, December 27, 2011.
IMDb lists only four film titles to his name: Nunal sa Tubig (1976, story & screenplay, directed by Ishmael Bernal), Bakit May Pag-ibig Pa? (1979, credited as George Arago, for the segment directed by Ishmael Bernal), Ala Verde, Ala Pobre (2005, co-written with director Briccio Santos), Ala Suerte Ala Muerte (2007, co-written with director Briccio Santos). He’s also credited as script consultant on Ishmael Bernal’s City After Dark (1980).
For Ala Verde, Ala Pobre, Jorge was co-winner of the best screenplay award at the 2005 Cinemanila International Film Festival. For Nunal sa Tubig, he was nominated for the best screenplay award at the 1977 Gawad Urian.
Babeth Lolarga has written this “small tribute” to Jorge Arago the journalist and mentor.
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