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Saturday, August 25, 2012

IKE JARLEGO, JR., 68/ AS A CHILD ACTOR (Circa 1951-55)

MANILA, Philippines–Film editor Ike Jarlego Jr. passed away on Aug. 24 (2012). He was 68.

He worked as editor in some of the most acclaimed films from the in the 1970s and 1980s--- Lino Brocka’s “Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag”; Mike de Leon’s “Itim”; Mario O’Hara’s “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos”; and Ishmael Bernal’s “Himala,” among others.

He was also a child actor in 1950s films like “Pag-asa” and “Waray-Waray.” In the 1990s, he directed films like “Andres Manambit: Angkan ng Matatapang” and “Nena.”

According to youngest son Karlo, Jarlego suffered from lung cancer. His wake was at Paket Funeral Homes, Marcos Highway. Funeral is on Sunday, 11 am, at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City. (Source: Bayani San Diego/ Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Jarlego, Jr. had a memorable and brilliant movie career as a child actor. The young Jarlego turned in good performances in his debut movie, “Pag-asa” (1951); “Higit sa Lahat” (1955); “Sonny Boy” (1955) and “No Place to Hide” (1955).

Jarlego became a film editor later in his life, just like his other siblings, reaping awards and honors for his works.

"Pag-asa" (1951)- Stars Armando Goyena, Priscilla Cellona, Ike Jarlego, Jr., Rosa Mia, Paco Zamora, Naty Bernardo, Gregorio Ticman/ Directed by Lamberto Avellana

"Takas!" (1954)- Stars Fred Montilla, Nena Cardenas, Ike Jarlego, Jr., Mercedita Sevilla/ Directed by Eddie Romero

"Higit sa Lahat"(1955)- Stars Rogelio dela Rosa, Emma Alegre, Ike Jarlego, Jr., Oscar Keese, Jose Corazon de Jesus, Vic Silayan, Eddie Rodriguez, Cynthia Gomez/ Directed by Gregorio Fernandez

"Sonny Boy"(1955)- Stars Rogelio dela Rosa, Rosa Rosal, Cecilia Lopez, Ike Jarlego, Jr., Rosa Aguirre, Johnny Reyes, Jose de Cordova, Vicenta Advincula, Eduardo Rodriguez, Lourdes Galicia/ Directed by Susana C. de Guzman

"No Place To Hide" (1955)- Stars David Briam, Marsha Hunt, Hugh Corcoran, Ike Jarlego, Jr. and Candy(the wonder dog)/ Guest star: Celia Flor/ with Manuel Silos, Edie Infante, Alfonso Carvajal, Oscar Keesee, Pianing Vidal, Jose de Cordova/ Directed by Josef Shaftel

Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ 1955

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