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Monday, November 24, 2008


I just uploaded a video clip of the 1965 movie, "Pilipinas Kong Mahal." It's only 4 minute long scene between the King and Queen of Philippine Movies. You can watch other film clips by clicking the link at my Blog List found at the right side.

Friday, November 21, 2008


The 1987 movie, No Retreat...No Surrender...Si Kumander, fourth and last of the four romantic screwball comedies FPJ and Susan Roces made, will be aired this coming Saturday, November 22 at Cinema FPJ, ABS-CBN Channel 2. Though the movie was shown last July at Cinema One, fans who missed it the last time will have a chance to see it. It's a treat to watch the Queen of Philippine Movies doing the 'Rambo' thing. The movie also starred Sheryl Cruz, Randy Santiago, Chichay, Dencio Padilla, Bayani Casimiro, Tatlong Itlog, Mely Tagasa, Tina Loy, Bamba, under Pablo Santiago direction. Catch it!!!

No Retreat...No Surrender...Si Kumander (1987)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Susan Roces, Chichay, Dencio Padilla, Bayani Casimiro, Tatlong Itlog, Mely Tagasa, Tina Loy, Bamba/ with Sherl Cruz and Randy Santiago/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Kislap Graphic Magazine/ December 23, 1959

In late 1959, Fernando Poe Jr. finally realized his dream of becoming a movie producer when he and buddy, actor Zaldy Zshornack pooled their resources and formed the Poe-Zshornack Productions. Their initial venture was Walang Daigdig, released in 1960, a popular radio serial by Jose Miranda Cruz. The two young actors were then under contract with their respective movie studios but their contracts allowed them to produce pictures.
Having his own movie company has always been an obsession of Ronnie since the time his famous father died in 1951. He wanted to continue where Poe Sr. left off. Financial problems however prevented him from producing movies under the family-owned Royal Productions.
The Poe-Zshornack Productions was able to produce two more blockbuster movies in 1961, Kilabot sa Barilan and Pasong Diablo, before folding up unexpectedly and prematurely. In 1962, Poe decided to go solo and formed his own movie outfit, FPJ Productions with its maiden offering, Batang Maynila.

Walang Daigdig (1960)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Cielito Legaspi, Ben Perez, Rodolfo Cristobal and Ramon Revilla/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

Kilabot sa Barilan (1961)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Aura Aurea, Perla Bautista, Lyn D' Amour and Rodolfo Cristobal/ Introducing Tony Ferrer/ Directed by Alex Sunga

Pasong Diablo (1961)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Ronald Remy/ with Charito Solis, Lourdes Medel and Rebecca/ Directed by Armando Garces


At last, the much anticipated movie, Ang Panday, Ikatlong Yugto will be the featured movie at Cinema FPJ on November 15. Thank you, ABS-CBN, Channel 2 for bringing and airing this much awaited top-grossing film of the 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Gallery 7, a two-year old modern art establishment that specializes in rendering stylized and modern executions of personal photographs, will be launching an exhibit that will be the first of a series entitled PINOY ICONS.

A tribute to "12 Pinoy Icons" that were hand-picked from a choice of many because of their admirable contribution to the film, sports and entertainment industries. These artworks will be printed on canvas and will measure 36"x48" each. The exhibit opens on on November 27, 2008, 6:00 p.m. at the Shaw Exhibit Hall on Level 4 of the Shangri-la Plaza Mall. This exhibit will run until December 11, 2008.

Visit www.artisme.com.ph for more samples of Gallery 7’s works.

Featuring Pinoy Icons in different PopArt Styles: • Fernando Poe Jr• Lea Salonga• APO Hiking Society• Sharon Cuneta• Dolphy• Gary Valenciano• Peque Gallaga• Efren Bata Reyes• Manny Pacquiao• Parokya ni Edgar• Judy Ann Santos• Michael V. etc...

Thanks to Jowana Bueser for the info--

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Fans love to see more of the King's other movies---

Yesterday's featured movie in Channel 2's Cinema FPJ was
Hindi Pa Tapos ang Laban, the second time that a movie was replayed. Though it's a common practice in TV networks to show replays, I hope that ABS-CBN management can do something about this. There are still lots of other FPJ movies in the actor's library that they can show and air, movies like--- King, Lihim ng Guadalupe, Ang Pangalan:Mediavillo, Panday 3 and 4, Kumander Ulupong, Sto. Cristo, Nagbabagang Asero, At Muling Nagbaga ang Lupa, Andalucia, Dugo ng Bayan, Esteban, Kampana sa Sta Quiteria, Divina Gracia, Nardong Kutsero and most of his 60s black-and-white movies.