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Saturday, January 26, 2008


Kapag Buhay ang Inutang, released in 1983, will be shown tomorrow, January 26 at Cinema FPJ, ABS-CBN Channel 2, 4:00 pm. The movie, directed by Pablo Santiago, also stars Eddie Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Max Alvarado and Criselda 'Dang' Cecilio. Watch it!


Ang Maestro (1981) was the featured film in today's FPJ Retrospective at Skycable- Cinema One. Talented as ever, FPJ showed his fencing skills, the role he was known for from the time he started his movie career with his first film, Anak ni Palaris in 1955. Beauty queen, the late Chat Silayan was his love interest. Witness the breathtaking sword-duel to the death between FPJ (as Hernan de Zuniga) and Romy Diaz (as Ignacio de la Vega) in the movie finale.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Isa Para Sa Lahat, Lahat Para Sa Isa (1979) was shown at Skycable-Cinema One and not the one previously announced. The movie starred the Poe brothers--- Fernando Poe, Jr., Andy Poe, Conrad Poe and Freddie Poe. It was a totally wholesome treat for all FPJ fans. Watch your favorite Toyota and Crispa players--- Jaworski, Reynoso, Cezar, Co plus other surprise stars in the movie's finale. There will be replay on January 31, Thursday at 9 am.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


The 1975 movie, Anino ng Araw, was shown at FPJ Retrospective, Skycable-Cinema One, instead of the scheduled featured film, Anghel sa Aking Balikat. Whatever the reason for its replacement, Cinema One still came up with a substitute movie which is worth-watching. Young Phillip Salvador, not yet a star, was in the movie playing the role of a constable, with Lirio Vital as his love interest. Replay is on January 30, Wednesday at 9 am.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


The 1971 movie, Asedillo was the featured film at Skycable-Cinema One and not Alyas 1-2-3 as previously announced. FPJ won his second FAMAS Best Actor award in this movie for his convincing and emotional performance as Teodoro Asedillo, a schoolteacher turned dissident. There will be a replay on January 29, Tuesday at 9 am.
More on Asedillo

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Ang Mananandata (1965), the scheduled movie last January 10 was finally shown today at Cinema One, replacing the featured movie, Albano Brothers. The movie was in color and it showed FPJ's skill in horsemanship. Poe played the role of Ariel, a gunslinger and a peace-loving citizen, who avenge the death of his brother (Van de Leon) by a bunch of bandits headed by Ramirez, played superbly by Paquito Diaz. Diaz won the FAMAS Best Supporting Actor award. There will be replay on January 28, Monday, at 9 am.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Albano Brothers, released in 1962, will be shown at Skycable-Cinema One tomorrow, January 21, 1:00 pm (replay will be on Jan. 28, 9 am). The movie boosted a formidable cast of Fernando Poe, Jr., Bob Soler, Eddie Mesa, Carlos Padilla, Jr. and Lou Salvador, Jr. This is one picture you can't afford to miss!

Watch for the second batch of FPJ Retrospective at Skycable-Cinema One
Albano Brothers (1962) -
Jan.21/Mon/1pm; Jan.28/Mon/9am
Alyas 1-2-3 (1966)-
Jan.22/ Tues/1pm; Jan.29/Tues/9am
Anghel sa Aking Balikat (1965) -
Jan.23/Wed/1pm; Jan.30/9am
At Sila'y Dumating (1967) -
Jan.24/Thurs/1pm; Jan.31/9am
Baril na Ginto (1964) -

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Fernando Poe, Jr. and Joseph 'Erap' Estrada, best buddies and great action superstars in Philippine cinema portraying roles in several movies they made as Ander Di Saya (henpecked husband).

Ander Di Saya si Erap (1973)- Stars Joseph 'Erap' Estrada and Boots Anson-Roa/ Produced by NV Productions under the direction of Cesar Gallardo

Macho-Nurin (1983) - Stars Joseph 'Erap' Estrada and Gloria Diaz/
Directed by Augusto Buenaventura

FPJ-Susan's most loved films: Four screwball romantic comedies showing the couple's adventures and misadventures as husband and wife. Hope to see these films at Cinema FPJ and Skycable-Cinema One.

Mahal...Saan ka Nanggaling Kagabi? (1979) - Stars Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces with Tina Monasterio, Veronica Jones and Imelda Papin in a special role (the movie title based on the song popularized by Imelda Papin)

Mahal...Ginagabi Ka na Naman (1979)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces with Trixia Gomez, Yvonne Salcedo, Geraldine and Rod Navarro

Manedyer... Si Kumander (1982) - Stars Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces with Janice De Belen and JC Bonnin

No Retreat...No Surrender...Si Kumander (1987)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces with Sheryl Cruz and Randy Santiago

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Walang Matigas na Tinapay sa Mainit na Kape (1994) will be shown Saturday January 19 on ABS-CBN Channel 2, 4:30 pm at Cinema FPJ. The movie stars FPJ, Alice Dixson and Vandolph. A hilarious and wholesome treat for the whole family. Watch it!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Tatak ng Tundo (1978) will be shown tomorrow, January 12, Saturday on ABS-CBN Channel 2, 4:30 pm at Cinema FPJ. The movie, directed by Ronwaldo Reyes (FPJ himself) was the last movie of FPJ and Joseph 'Erap' Estrada together. Anna Marin (mother of Ronian Poe) co-starred. Watch it!!!


Two big names in Philippine cinema, Fernando Poe, Jr. and Joseph 'Erap' Estrada, teamed up for this big movie in 1973, Ang Agila at ang Araw, an entry to the 8th Manila Film Festival. This was the featured movie in today's FPJ Retrospective at Skycable Cinema One, replacing Angkan ng Matatapang, the original scheduled featured movie. This was the first directorial job of FPJ under the name of Ronwaldo Reyes. FPJ played the role of Dr. Araw, a rural doctor accused of a false crime and Erap as Agila, a dissident also wanted by law. It's the battle of two giants! Watch the replay on January 18, Friday, 9 am.

Friday, January 11, 2008

BONTOC (1977)

Bontoc, released in 1977 was the featured film in FPJ Retrospective at Skycable- Cinema One aired this afternoon, replacing Ang Mananandata, the original featured film, the second time that this thing happened. Angkan ng Matatapang (1963) is the featured movie tomorrow and I hope no changes will occur.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Just shown at Skycable Cinema One, Ang Daigdig Ko'y Ikaw, released in 1965, was the first movie of FPJ and Susan Roces together. The movie was in black-and-white and I was amazed of the print quality considering that it was done 48 years ago--- the pictures and sound are simply and incredibly astounding. For those who missed the movie, there will be a replay on January 16, Wednesday at 9 am.
More on the movie

Ang Daigdig Ko'y Ikaw (1965)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Bato sa Buhangin, instead of Alamat ng 7 Kilabot as previously announced, was shown at Skycable Cinema One. It's a very big disappointment since I cancelled some of my appointments just to see this movie. I failed to see this movie when it was shown in 1967. Just the same, though I've seen Bato a number of times, it's still a treat for both FPJ and Vilma fans. I hope Cinema One will not spoil the rest of the schedule.


Don't miss Alamat ng 7 Kilabot today at Skycable Cinema One at 1 pm. Watch it !!! --- Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Jess Lapid, Bob Soler and Zaldy Zshornack together in one big action movie.
Replay- January 15 / Tuesday / 9 am

Many thanks to eman59 for the lobby cards

Monday, January 7, 2008

MARKADO (1960)

Markado (1960)- It will be shown today, January 7, 1:00 pm at Skycable TV- Cinema One. It will have a replay on January 14, Monday, 9 am. For the other skeds, see link

Markado (1960) is a must-film for all FPJ fans. It established and cemented his hold as a major and top action star in Philippine movies which he held for about four and half decade until his death in 2004.

Flashback to 1960: Excerpt from the article “Batang Taquila” by Quijano de Manila---

The young FPJ was under contract with Premiere Productions at php3,000 per picture and was already a box-office star as proven with Kamay ni Cain, Laban sa Lahat and Pepeng Kaliwete, When the contract was to be renewed, Ronnie asked for a raise in pay to php 4,000 per picture. “Premiere wouldn’t bite.” Ronnie found himself, a top box-office star, who couldn’t find work. In the local movie world, still to be fissured by the independents, the big studios still formed a tight circle that shut doors to anybody who dared defy any of them. Ronnie was making history again, by being the first of the movie star rebels.

For some six months he was out in the cold, reduced to becoming Boy Francisco’s “extra.” Boy Francisco (member of the so-called Lo’ Waist Gang) was then working as doorman in a plush office building in Port Area, behind the Manila Hotel. On Boy’s day-offs, Ronnie took his place, opening the door and saying the proper greeting to the executives. “I had to rehearse the dialogue!” The stint earned him five pesos each time and anyway, the office building was tucked away in a place “where my fans couldn’t see me.”

Then a new company, Holywood-Far East, one of the first of the “indies,” contacted him about doing Markado. Ronnie decided to bluff it out. He demanded, not php 4,000, but double that sum. “It was a gamble. But my family really needed the money. I had been out out for work for so long.” Hollywood-Far East, staggered, took three weeks to think it over. Ronnie got his php 8,000. He had started the escalation of star prices that was to end the star-stable system.

Markado (1960) was Ronnie’s first in a genre, the Philippine western, that Efren Reyes started with Bandido. After Markado, Ronnie didn’t have to extra for Boy Francisco anymore. In fact, he found himself doing three pictures at the same time--- Apollo Robles for Premiere, Sandata at Pangako for LVN, and the final Lo’ Waist movie for the Santiagos--- all at php 10,000 per picture. Even Premiere, which once balked at php 4,000, had bit.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


TV Guide just released Cinema One movie lists and schedules for the month of January 2008. Ten vintage FPJ movies, all in black-and-white released in the 60s will be shown. To all FPJ fans brace yourself for this one of a kind treat from the King.

1. Markado (1960) - Jan. 7/ Mon/1pm; Jan.14/Mon/9am
2. Alamat ng 7 Kilabot (1967) -
Jan.8/Tues/1pm; Jan.15/Tues/9am
3. Ang Daigdig Ko'y Ikaw (1965) -
Jan.9/Wed/1pm; Jan.16/Wed/9am
4. Ang Mananandata (1965) -
Jan.10/Thurs/1pm; Jan.17/Thurs/9am
5. Angkan ng Matatapang (1963) -
Jan.11/Fri/1pm; Jan.18/Fri/9am
6. Albano Brothers (1962) - Jan.21/Mon/1pm; Jan.28/Mon/9am
7. Alyas 1-2-3 (1966)-
Jan.22/ Tues/1pm; Jan.29/Tues/9am
8. Anghel sa Aking Balikat (1965) -
Jan.23/Wed/1pm; Jan.30/9am
9. At Sila'y Dumating (1967) -
Jan.24/Thurs/1pm; Jan.31/9am
10. Baril na Ginto (1964) -