From the book- URIAN Anthology 1990-1999
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Acclaimed Filipino director Gil Portes, known for “Miss X”, “Merika” and “Mulanay”, passed away on Wednesday night, May 24, in his home in Quezon City. He was 71 years old.
Considered the country's "original indie director," Portes directed several award-winning films, such as "Saranggola," "Gatas sa Dibdib ng Kaaway," and "Mga Munting Tinig," which were all submitted as official Philippine entries for best foreign language film in the US Academy Awards.
Portes also worked with some of the country's biggest stars including Dolphy in "Markova: Comfort Gay" and veteran actress Nora Aunor in "Merika".
Portes graduated with a Journalism degree at University of Santo Tomas but his first job was in advertising. At 23, he joined ABS-CBN as a production assistant.
He later on received a scholarship grant at the City University of New York, where he studied television and film production.
He made his directorial debut in 1976 with the film "Tiket Mama! Tiket Ale! Sa Linggo ang Bola."
"Sa Piling ng mag Sugapa" (1977)
"Miss X" (1980)
"Andrea, Paano ba ang Maging Isang Ina? (1990)
"Mulanay (Sa Pusod ng Paraiso)" (1996)
"Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli" (2016)
Direk Gil Portes at Video 48/ 2016
Direk Portes signing the book
Me with Direk Portes