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For the older folks, the name Celso Ad. Castillo will definitely ring a bell. If you watch local cinema, you will have encountered the name before. Not so much for the younger folk, though. These kids might be asking, "What the hell kind of name is 'Ad'?" Is it short for Adelantado, or Adarna? Or is it Latin, like Celso Ad Nauseam? Also, some articles spell it as "Ad." with a period, while others don't. So which is it really?

If you want to know if the "Ad" has a period or not, maybe you can go check Wikipedia. Wait a minute...

How detailed.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a screen shot of his Filipino Wikipedia page. The man has no Wikipedia page in English, despite directing such classic Filipino films as Burlesk Queen and Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara, among a lot of other titles. So for a more or less complete filmography of this great filmmaker, you can click here. Good job, IMDb. You suck, Wikipedia.

Celso Ad. Castillo. 12 September 1943 - 26 November 2012.

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