A self-professed fan of Da King---who died at age 65 on Dec. 14, 2004 due to cerebral thrombosis and multiple organ failure---the councilor deemed putting FPJ literally on the map as another way to honor his legacy as an actor, director, and philanthropist. “It has been five years since his death. We have to perpetuate his memory,” said Castelo in a recent interview.The councilor explained why he believes FPJ should be honored. “Isa siyang huwarang Pilipino na maaaring magsilbing modelo. Kahanga-hanga ang lahat ng ginawa niya nung siya’y nabubuhay. Isa siyang inspirasyon dahil 'yong kanyang ginawa ay di lamang sa mundo ng pelikula kung hindi matuturing na natin siyang isang bayani ng bayan,” said Winnie.
Winnie related that the soon-to-be
Winnie, together with his wife, former actress Precious Hipolito, has for years undertaken several socio-civic, cultural, livelihood, medical, and educational projects to improve the quality of life in
By ROWENA JOY A. SANCHEZDecember 12, 2009