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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

FPJ MONUMENT UNVEILED IN MANILA/ DECEMBER 14, 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 Sauler
Philippine Daily Inquirer


 Photo- Internet source


PHOTO FROM: Senator Chiz Escudero|@saychiz

Friday, November 23, 2012

"ANG PANDAY... IKATLONG YUGTO" ORIGINAL ARTWORK

"Ang Panday... Ikatlong Yugto" (1982)
Original artwork by Bert Nepomuceno


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

FERNANDO POE, JR. AND ZALDY ZSHORNACK IN "KILABOT SA BARILAN" (1961)

"Kilabot sa Barilan" (1961)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
and Poe-Zshornack Production
Direction Alex Sunga
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Aura Aurea, Carmencita Abad, Lyn D'Amopir, Rodolfo Cristobal, Max Alvarado, Jose Garcia, Mary Walter, Jesus Lapid, Restie Sandel, Africa del a Rosa, Oscar Roncal, Renato Robles, Lou Salvador, Sr., Teroy de Guzman and Paquito Diaz/ Introducing Tony Ferrer

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FPJ IN LARRY ALCALA'S "TIPIN" (1957)

"Tipin" (1957)
People's Pictures
Created by Larry Alcala
Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

FAMAS AWARDS NIGHT 1968

Fernando Poe, Jr. was adjudged Best Actor for "Mga Alablok na Lupa" and Marlene Dauden as Best Actress for "Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan." The two bested the field composed of equally deserving contenders.
 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

"... AT NAGBAGO NA ANG HARI!"/ JINGLE EXTRA HOT 1980



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Courtesy of James de la Rosa/ Pelikula ATBP

Saturday, August 25, 2012

FPJ PRODUCTIONS' OFFERING FOR 1978

FPJ Productions announced its list for 1978--- “Patayin si Mediavillo”, “Isa Para sa Lahat, Lahat Para sa Isa” and “Ikmo at Bunga , Laging Magkasama.” The third one never materialized and instead, “Tatak ng Tundo” was made that year---



Monday, August 20, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

PNOY CONFERS NATIONAL ARTIST AWARD TO FPJ/ AUGUST 16, 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III confers the Order of National Artists for Cinema (Posthumous) to the late “King of Philippine movies” Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, popularly known as Fernando Poe, Jr., represented by FPJ’s wife actress Susan Roces, in a ceremony at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañang Palace on Thursday (August 16, 2012).

Roces refused to accept the posthumous award during a conferment ceremony at Malacañang in June 2006, during the incumbency of then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Poe ran against Arroyo in the 2004 presidential elections, the results of which were questioned by FPJ before he passed away on December 14, 2004.

"Who doesn't know FPJ or has not watched his films? More than being actor, writer, producer, and director, he is a humble Filipino always ready to help others," the President said.

Aquino said Poe has lived an almost mythical life.

"He is a hero to most Filipinos - a defender of the oppressed and protector of justice," he said.

The citation of the award lauded Poe for his "mythic screen personna" and for bringing to life before the big screen the story of common Filipinos.

According to National Commission on Culture and the Arts head Emily Abrera, Poe is the sixth National Artist awardee for cinema.

Poe, fondly called Da King in the movie industry, now joins the rank of directors Gerardo de Leon, Lamberto Abellana, Ishmael Bernal, Eddie Romero, and Lino Brocka.

"He is different from other directors because he was more known as an actor. In fact, he is perhaps the most famous Filipino action star," Abrera said.

Poe, who was a founder of the Movie Workers Welfare Fund (Mowelfund), produced over 200 films during his lifetime.

He was nominated for the award by Mowelfund head Boots Anson Roa and fellow National Artist Eddie Romero.

Poe's widow, veteran actress Susan Roces, said she was not able to sleep in excitement.

"It is worth waiting for that my husband's award is confirmed by a duly elected President," Roces said

The Order of National Artists (Order ng Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the highest national recognition given to Filipino individuals who made significant contributions to the development of Philippines arts; namely, Music, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts, Literature, Film and Broadcast Arts, and Architecture and Allied Arts. The order is jointly administered by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Witnessing the ceremony are Poe’s daughter Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chairperson Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares, grandson Bryan Poe Llamanzares and NCCA chairman Felipe de Leon, Jr.

(Text- InterAksyon & Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) FB/ Photos by: Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau)








Wednesday, August 8, 2012

STILLS FROM "ZAMBOANGA" (1966)



A beautifully tanned belle of the South--- That’s how Susan Roces appears as the daughter of a venerable panglima in the film titled “Zamboanga” (1966). Having been betrothed to the son of an influential datu, she faces a weighty decision when an adventurous pearl trader, played by Fernando Poe Jr., comes into her life.


More on the movie:
"Zamboanga": On Location


Friday, July 27, 2012

AQUINO CONFIRMS NATIONAL ARTIST FOR FPJ



MANILA, Philippines—President Aquino has confirmed an earlier proclamation declaring the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr. a national artist six years ago.

“Pursuant to the authority vested in me by law, I Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, do hereby confirm the declaration of Ronald Allan K. Poe, a.k.a. Fernando Poe Jr. (posthumous) as National Artist as conferred in Proclamation No. 1069, dated May 23, 2006,’’ Mr. Aquino said in Proclamation No. 435 dated July 20.

“It’s a confirmation because the National Artist award has been previously conferred on the late FPJ,’’ Abigail Valte, one of Mr. Aquino’s spokespersons, said at a news briefing.”As we all know, for reasons of their own the family was not able to accept the award previously.’’

Poe, who died of a massive stroke in December 2004, was honored posthumously in 2006 during the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. His family did not attend the formal conferment of the award in May 2006.

Poe ran as the opposition presidential candidate but lost to Arroyo by about a million votes. His family had accused Arroyo of stealing the vote from him.

After President Aquino took office in June 2010, Poe’s widow Susan Roces, and daughter Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares, now head of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, expressed hope they would receive the award.
(Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Monday, July 16, 2012

FPJ- SUSAN ROCES: MAY PAKIRAMDAM SA SHOOTING NG "TO SUSAN WITH LOVE" (1968)

An article written by Ms. Baby K. Jimenez published in the Screen Stardom Magazine in 1968---



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Courtesy of James de la Rosa/ Pelikula ATBP




Sunday, June 24, 2012

"THREE DAYS, THREE NIGHTS WITH RONNIE POE" (MOVIE FLASH, NOV. 18, 1982)


"THREE DAYS, THREE NIGHTS WITH RONNIE POE"
by Baby K. Jimenez

(MOVIE FLASH, NOV. 18, 1982)

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Courtesy of James dela Rosa
Pelikula Atbp



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

FPJ, THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD TEENAGE ACTOR- Kislap/Graphic- May 8, 1957

He is seventeen, a towering 5'11", and a massive 155 pounds. His hair is curly and raven black, his eyes are aparkling brown. He has the facial features of Tony Curtis, the black and wavy hair of Errol Flynn, and the manliness and build of Clark Gable.

That is a brief summary of Fernando Poe, Jr., a new screen Romeo, hearth-throb of our teenagers. --- to continue reading, click images below---



Kislap-Graphic Magazine/ May 8, 1957
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Friday, May 25, 2012

FPJ & MARICEL SORIANO ON THE COVER OF "WEEKEND MAGAZINE"- OCTOBER 5, 1986


FPJ and Maricel Soriano in "Batang Quiapo"
Image from "Baul ni Juan"/
Courtesy of James dela Rosa/Pelikula atbp


Monday, May 7, 2012

"SA MGA YAPAK NG HIGANTE": JINGLE EXTRA HOT/ MARCH 9, 1981


Jingle Extra Hot
No. 5, March 9, 1981
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Courtesy of James dela Rosa/ Pelikula atbp


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ARTICLES ON "ANG MAESTRO" (1981)


Jingle Extra Hot/ August 17, 1981
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Movie Review by Ros H. Matienzo/ Jingle Extra Hot/ September 14, 1981

Thanks to James de la Rosa/ Pelikula ATBP

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW RONNIE POE?"


Jingle Extra Hot, No. 6
March 16, 1981
Courtesy of James dela Rosa/ Pelikula ATBP

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CHEER FACTOR: FPJ'S LEGACY



Filipino filmmaker Joey Romero, set manager of “The Bourne Legacy” (left), says Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz agreed to a snapshot after learning about the previous owner of the trailer she had used throughout the Hollywood film’s shoot in the country. His initials are on the door: FPJ. Informed of Fernando Poe Jr.’s legendary stature (as Action King and almost President), Weisz reportedly said she was honored. (Bayani San Diego Jr./ Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

FERNANDO POE, JR. IN F.V. COCHING'S "LABAN SA LAHAT" (1958): KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION

"Laban sa Lahat" (1958)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Leonor Vergara, Lauro Delgado, Oscar Roncal, Elvira Reyes, Belen Velasco, Jose Garcia/ Directed by Cirio H. Santiago



In 1958, the young Fernando Poe, Jr., only 19 and a prized contract star of Premiere Productions, starred in "Laban sa Lahat,' based from a novel by Francisco V. Coching. The story centers around a young man named Lupo, who was wrongly and falsely accused of a crime. Leonor Vergara co-starred as his love interest.



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Synopsis: Since childhood, Lupo (Fernando Poe, Jr.) is branded as a trouble-maker, Everything he does is misconstrued by people inspite of his good intentions. He grows up with the whole town biased against him. Even Clarissa (Leonor Vergara), his sweetheart, has lost faith and it is only her love for him which makes her try to be patient with him.

Lupo gets into big trouble when Don Antero (Jose Garcia) and his son, Marco (Oscar Roncal), with the aid of imported thugs break into the church and strip it of its treasures. The heinous crime is blamed on Lupo, and Dario (lauro Delgado), Lupe's own brother who is a dedicated policeman, is assigned to head the posse to track him down.


Clarissa, however, is convinced of Lupe's innocence because on the night of the robbery, she had spent the night with him. Unfortunately, she cannot speak out in Lupo's defense without exposing herself to moral condemnation.


Alone, hunted by his own brother, Lupo seeks to redeem himself by uncovering the real culprits. He is able to kill Don Antero in a struggle but this only serves to aggravate things. He captures Max (Bruno Punzalan), one of Marco's henchmen but is cornered by the posse atop the church's bell tower.


Facing the guns at the posse led by his own brother and with Max tied to a lamp post which he can cover from the belfry, Lupe makes a final attempt to clear himself and this he does in a tense, thundering finale. (Source: Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ 1958

Liwayway Magasin/ 1958

Thursday, February 9, 2012