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Monday, November 26, 2012

Celso Ad Castillo, 69

Multi-awarded film director, scriptwriter, and actor Celso Ad Castillo (born Celso Advento Castillo) passed away on November 26, 2012 at the age of 69. His critically-acclaimed works ranged from sex-themed dramas to epic movies.

Castillo directorial career spanned more than four decades, starting with the 1965 spy film Misyong Mapanganib. In the succeeding decade, Castillo directed many films which are deemed his masterpieces such as 1971's Asedillo starring Fernando Poe Jr., 1974's Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa starring Gloria Diaz, and 1977's Burlesk Queen starring Vilma Santos.

At the time of his death, Castillo is scheduled to launch a book, titled Celso Ad. Castillo: An Autobiography and His Craft. According to a report by, Castillo was also one of 12 veteran directors chosen by the Film Development Council of the Philippines for the 2013 Sineng Pambansa: Master Directors Film Festival.

Castillo's acting talent was seen both in movies and television such as in the films Ang Alamat ni Julian Makabayan, Pikoy Goes to Malaysia, and Itlog. He was also part of the cast of television series such as Babaeng Hampaslupa and Reputasyon.

Celso Ad. Castillo

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