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Through self-study, he learned how to operate a camera.When Tolosa transferred to LVN, Accion was made assistant cameraman to cinematographers Remigio Young and Rafael Salumbides.When not producing movies, they rent out their equipment to other filmmakers and conduct seminars and workshops for aspiring talents. His parents are Juan Abelardo, a scenic painter, and Cecilia Velayo, a designer of women’s costumes.Aside from working in the movies as cinematographer and/or editor, Abaya also works as still photographer for commercial lay-outs and directs commercials for television. He studied at the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Fine Arts. Abelardo, brother to cinematographer Bayani Abelardo, and uncle to Ben Resella, art director of Sampaguita Pictures who later became a scenic artist in Hollywood.
After two years of college in the University of Santo Tomas, he went to England and took up a diploma course in filmmaking at the London International Film School.
His partners in this venture were his wife and two high school buddies, film assistant director Gregg de Guzman and sound director Amang Sanchez.
Their first movie production was Tanikala (Chain), 1980, a period film.
Agana’s daughter, Marita, had a short-lived stint in the Philippine movies as “Tessie Agana Jr.” Marita appeared in For You Mama, 1970, with Gloria Romero and Luis Gonzales, and in Elizabeth, 1971. She also portrayed the young Irene Marcos in Pinagbuklod ng Langit (Joined by Heaven), 1969, and was one of the children in Lino Brocka’s Wanted: Perfect Mother, 1970. He has portrayed a variety of roles: a hippie in Beatnik, 1960; a Western gunfighter who challenges Dolphy to a duel in Barilan Sa Baboy-Koral (Gunfight at Pig’s Corral) and the devil, Lucifer, in Si Lucio at Si Miguel (Lucio and Miguel), 1962; and a wacky private sleuth in Detective Kalog and a fierce tribal chieftain in Tansan vs. Their siblings, Gabriel and Marita, work as model makers. All, except Ang Klon, have won awards in short-film festivals of the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines (ECP) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). She played her first lead role in Jingy, 1967, opposite Fernando Poe Jr. He was married to Ester Hugo with whom he has seven children.
Agana received the Maria Clara Award as best child actress of the year for her dual role performance in Eddie Romero ’s Prinsesa at Pulubi, 1951, an adaptation of the famous classic, The Prince and the Pauper. By the time she appeared in the remake of Cofradia, 1973, in the role popularized by Gloria Romero in 1953, Alajar was already a Sampaguita contract star. His parents are actor Etang Discher and businessman Igmedio Tagle. Tarsan, 1963; Panchito has also appeared on television, as a regular co-host of Dolphy in the long-running Buhay Artista in the 1960s, and as guest actor in many other shows. The Alcazaren brothers have made eight animated films using clay: Hari (King), 1982; Headset and Huling Trip (Last Trip), 1983; Juan de la Cruz and Pagpula (Becoming Red), 1984; Ang Klon (The Clone), 1985; and C. In 1992 Juan exhibited his metal sculptures at the CCP Small Gallery. Among her later notable performances was in the film directed by Behn Cervantes, Sakada (Seasonal Cane Worker), 1976. Alvarado played his first bit role in Halik sa Bandila (A Kiss to the Flag), 1948, and his first starring role in Alyas Chain Gang (Alias Chain Gang), 1967.