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Byline: Bayani San Diego Jr.
IT IS IRONIC THAT TALENT MANAGER Douglas Quijano passed away when local show business is besieged by all sorts of scandals.
Thats because in times of trouble, whether professional or personal, for his talents and industry friends, he invariably provides the voice of reason, said filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes. He lends sanity to an insane business.
Quijano, who would have turned 65 on July 24, died of a heart attack on Saturday. (He is survived by three siblings.)
Reyes recalled a crazy period in his own life, when Quijano was neither judgmental nor patronizing. He just understood.
He was always calm and candid, writer and fellow talent manager Alfie Lorenzo said. When we disagreed, Id be screaming and hed just quietly listen, smiling and rubbing his tummy like a Buddha.
Talent Janice de Belen agreed: He was consistently fair and frank.
Quijano continued managing the careers of De Belen and John Estrada after the couple had separated. At a certain hour when I attend his …