Sunday, May 5, 2013
FPJ BASKETBALL TEAM
Ca. 1967-68Standing- (l-r) Romy Diaz, Robert Arevalo, Victor Bravo, Paquito Diaz, FPJ, Amalia Fuentes (Muse), Jess Lapid, Vic Vargas, George Estregan
Front- (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th) Ding Salvador, Robert Talabis, Lou Salvador, Jr., Andy Poe, Jumbo Salvador
Saturday, April 27, 2013
FPJ’s heart belongs to the comic industry--- Over bottles of beer, FPJ met with comic writers and artists sometime in the 80s--- photo shows, among others, Francisco V. Coching, Larry Alcala, Jim Fernandez, Tony Velasquez, Damy Velasquez … Most of FPJ movies were based on komiks serials like FV Coching’s Laban sa Lahat, Masikip ang Daigdig, Larry Alcala’s Tipin, Clodualo del Mundo’s Kamay ni Cain and Magnong Mandurukot, Virgilio Redondo’s Tatlong Baraha, Nemesio Caravana’s Sakristan Mayor and 12 Kuba , Carlo J. Caparas’Ang Panday and Totoy Bato, Pablo S. Gomez’s Alupihang Dagat, Tatak ng Alipin and Ang Kampana sa Santa Quiteria.
(photo credit: Gerry Alanguilan/ Komikero)
Monday, April 22, 2013
Fernando Poe, Jr, only 17, with leading lady, Corazon Rivas, in a publicity shot for their movie, Larry Santiago Productions' "Lo' Waist Gang" (1956).
(Source: Memorable Tagalog Movie Ads, The Golden Years/ 1946-56 by Danny Dolor)
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
This was the question asked by a fan movie magazine, Screen Stardom in
their 1966 issue. Of course, the answer is Yes! They make A SUCCESSFUL LIFETIME PARTNER.
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
MANILA, Philippines–The eighth death anniversary of the late actor Fernando Poe Jr. was marked Friday by the unveiling of a monument in his honor along Roxas Boulevard and a Mass that followed at his tomb at the Manila North Cemetery, where rivals for Manila mayor who have been taking swipes at each other–incumbent Alfredo Lim and deposed President Joseph Estrada–shook hands.
“My family is thankful to the City of Manila for concretizing the recognition to my father in such a big way,” Poe’s daughter, former MTRCB chair and senatorial candidate Grace Poe-Llamanzares, said at the unveiling and wreath-laying ceremony along Roxas Boulevard across the US Embassy.
She said “although we don’t know when justice will be served,” the monument was “a symbol of hope that the truth will eventually come out.”
FPJ’s family and supporters maintain that he was cheated of the presidency when he ran in 2004 and lost to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Grace said the 9-foot bronze statue was a reflection of her father, in real life, “matikas at matatag.”
The statue shows Poe, known as the action king of Philippine cinema, wearing a barong Tagalog and waving his right hand. Inscribed at the bottom are the words, “Tunay na Pangulo sa puso ng nakararaming Pilipino.”
“I wanted to capture a simple moment during his campaign for presidency,” said sculptor Jonas Roces, not related to Poe’s widow, actress Susan Roces.
Susan Roces also expressed her gratitude, saying it was only fitting to put up a monument to Poe in Manila because he grew up in the city.
“I got teary eyed when the monument was unveiled … People might be wondering why this was put up here. As a child, Ronnie (referring to Poe), his mother and siblings were here in this vicinity when Manila was being bombed,” she said.
Lim said he wanted to line that stretch of Roxas Boulevard with statues of former Presidents, where monuments to Corazon Aquino, Ramon Magsaysay and Manuel Roxas are already up.
“We know he (Poe) won (in 2004),” Lim said.
Roces added that she was happy to sit between Lim and Estrada during the Mass at Manila North Cemetery.
“They were all smiles,” she said.
“I knew he (Estrada) was coming. We invited him. He’s still a friend. We’re both friends of FPJ,” Lim said.
Lim was talking to Roces when Estrada arrived and the mayor welcomed his former ally and shook his hands.
The two men also shook hands when it was time to say “Peace be with you.”
By Erika SaulerPhilippine Daily Inquirer
Photo- Internet source
PHOTO FROM: Senator Chiz Escudero|@saychiz