Gelli has a new family

With the passing away of showbiz legend and friend Douglas Quijano, it was expected that some of his talents would eventually look for management representation.

For Gelli de Belen, making that move came sooner than later. Besieged and blessed with work and offers, she needed immediate help.

So, we welcomed Gelli to our Backroom family which she’s been a long part of by virtue of her being the wife of Backroom’s first artist, Ariel Rivera.

According to Gelli, it was the most natural step to take. With mentoring from Tito Dougs, Gelli has become one of the most bankable artists. At this point, what she needed was someone who knew her personally and professionally and one who could guide her as to where she could take her career next while taking into consideration her other priorities such as family.

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Douglas Quijano, 64, was first manager of Goma, Aga, and Pip

MANILA, Philippines – For Douglas Quijano, talent manager and friend to some of Philippine showbiz’s brightest stars, death came like the proverbial thief in the night.

Quijano – or Tito Dougs as he was fondly called by friends and talents – was found dead early Saturday morning in his rest house in Lucban, Quezon. He was 64. His attending physician, Dr. Uli Nantes, ruled the cause of death as a heart attack.

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