Veteran director Mike Relon Makiling has passed away due to colon cancer. He was 86.
His fifth son Joachim Pineda Makiling confirmed this in a Facebook post on Thursday.
“Wacky! I am gonna miss you Old Man… Rest well okay… I’ll see you on the other side,” he wrote.
It was in July 2018 when the director was last confined in the hospital and his family learned about his colon cancer.
Makiling was known for his blockbuster Filipino movies from the 70s up to the 80s like “Iskul Bukol” (1980), “Age Doesn’t Matter” (1981), “Goodah” (1984), “Mama Said, Papa Said, I Love You” (1985), and “Fly Me To The Moon” (1988), among others.