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Thursday, October 29, 2009


Just released and now available in the market are three FPJ movies from RTG Productions: Maginong Tulisan (1965) with Fe Galvez; Ang Salarin (1965) with Veronica Luna and Ang Dayuhan (1968) with Liberty Ilagan. All copies are in DVD formats.

(Maginoong Tulisan/1965)- Fernando Poe, Jr., in a dual role as brothers, Mando, the thief and Carding, the lawyer. Carding disguised himself as Mando, in search for the truth as to who robbed the factory and killed the security guard. He wanted to prove that his brother was innocent of the charges.

(Ang Salarin/1965)- Fernando Poe, Jr. starred as Alberto, a man unjustly and falsely accused of a crime. He was arrested and convicted. He escaped and did everything to get the culprits and clear his name.

(Ang Dayuhan/1968)- Fernando Poe, Jr. starred as a mysterious gunslinger (Marco/Daniel Barrion), who was mistaken by Donya Isabel to be the person she expected to help her problem with the greedy Don Jose (Van de Leon), her second husband.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


In 1963, for its first anniversary presentation, FPJ Productions released "Ito ang Maynila," starring filmdom's two top action stars, Fernando Poe, Jr. and Joseph Estrada. It tells of two friends on opposite sides of the law.

Here's one of the many hilarious scenes in the movie, where the two try to outwit and outsmart or put one on the other with funny consequences.

Courtesy of FPJ Productions

FPJ in one of the many fighting senes in the movie. The boy in the scene was Jay Ilagan with comedian Dencio Padilla. This clip was previously uploaded.

Courtesy of FPJ Productions

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Fernando Poe, Jr. made a brief appearance in the 1964 movie, "Geron Busabos: Ang Batang Quiapo." The award-winning movie starred his bosom buddy, Joseph 'Erap' Estrada who won the Famas Best Actor for his convincing portrayal of the man in the street, often maligned and maltreated but tried to do good deeds and served as an example.

Courtesy of Emar Pictures

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"AGUILA" (1980) Movie Clip UPLOADED

"Aguila" (1980)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Amalia Fuentes, Christopher de Leon, Elizabeth Oropesa, Eddie Garcia, Jay Ilagan, Chanda Romero, Charo Santos, Daria Ramirez, Celia Rodriguez, Orestes Ojeda, Susa Valdez, Sandy Andolong, Johnny Delgado/ Directed by Eddie Romero

“Huwag mo na linlangin ang sarili mo, anak. Hindi ako ang hinahanap mo sa kabuuan ng iyong paglalakbay. Ang tunay na hinahanap mo ay kahulugan," declares the elder Aguila, Daniel (played by FPJ) as he talks and advises his son (Christopher de Leon) why he decides to stay with the Aeta. This concluding part of the three-and-half hour epic movie can be viewed below---

Monday, October 12, 2009


"May Pasikat Ba Sa Kano" (1958)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Leonor Vergara, Chiquito, Ramon D' Salva, Lily Marquez, Menggay, Jose Garcia/ Directed by Nemesio Caravana

Fernando Poe, Jr. starred as a struggling boxer
in "May Pasikat Ba Sa Kano," another komiks-adapted movie, from the novel created by Nemesio Caravana, which he also directed. It appeared on the pages of Liwayway Magazine.

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Thanks to Unang Labas for the Komiks Materials

Friday, October 9, 2009

"TIERRA...SANGRE" (1970)- Film Clip UPLOADED

Fernando Poe, Jr., son of a wealthy landowner, is a victim of amnesia after a tragic plane crash. He tried to piece and reconstruct his life together and return to his hacienda to reclaim his land from his greedy uncle (Van de Leon).

Sunday, October 4, 2009

FPJ IN "KAMAO" (1987)/ Short Clip UPLOADED

Did you know that FPJ once appeared in a telemovie? In 1987, Kapisanan ng mga Artista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (KAPP) in cooperation with Multi-TeleVentures, Inc. and RPN-9 launched a new TV show, titled "Artista." Their pilot episode was a two-part telemovie, "Kamao," starring Da King himself, Fernando Poe, Jr. FPJ played the role of Vener, a barangay chairman whose ultimate goal and aim was to get rid and totally eliminate drugs within his jurisdiction. Director Celso Ad Castillo, who had a major part as the drug lord, also handled the direction.

You can access other film clips by clicking the You Tube at my Blog List found at the right side of the screen.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


There's The Rub
by Conrado de Quiros
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 04:35:00 09/30/2009

One, after Fernando Poe, Jr. died on Dec. 14, 2004, they did an inventory of his things. In one bodega, they found cartons of relief goods that were meant to be delivered to Infanta, Quezon. Infanta had been buried in mudslides a couple of weeks before his death and, along with many others, FPJ had bestirred himself to help.

With one difference: While all the other relief-givers were busy putting their names on their donations— or as in the case of many public officials, putting their names on other people’s donations— FPJ was not. His people would swear later he would not hear of it. He gave strict orders for the relief goods to be unmarked and just sent where needed. It altered my view of the man completely and made me vow to make amends to his family for some of the things I had said about him.

That is class. Which makes me furious today about the politicians who want to exploit the misfortune of others for their ends. Or indeed their continuing travail, many of them having lost everything in one of the worst disasters ever to hit this metropolis. It’s a sentiment I know is shared by many, even those who were not directly ravaged by the floods, as I’ve seen in news reports and blogs.

Heading the pack is Willie Revillame who was busy announcing that “kami nga ni Senator Villar” have been tireless in delivering relief goods to the needy. You’d think the guy would have learned a thing or two from being crucified after he vituperated about Cory’s coffin being shown on his show, consequently disrupting his and his audience’s fun. Clearly his chastisement hasn’t chastened him enough. Or he’s just fundamentally tasteless he cannot see that the last thing the victims want is to be treated like contestants, or supplicants, of “Wowowee” waiting upon his generosity.

Thankfully the tack is likely to backfire. People are in a foul mood and are not likely to remember Revillame—or his principal—with fondness come election time.

The last thing we need is to see politics mix with relief. “When you want to shoot, shoot,” as Eli Wallach said in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” finishing off the guy who was threatening him with all sorts of mayhem. Same principle here: When you want to give, give, don’t advertise. All you’ll get back is mayhem in the minds of the beneficiaries.

Two, on Tuesday government’s disaster council gave a briefing. They were three days late. The time to have done that was Saturday at the height of the rains. The time to have appeared in public to calm down a metropolis in the grip of panic was last Saturday. The time to have gone to the aid of people who had every reason to panic (some of them were huddling on the roofs of their houses, along with their children and their aged, pounded by unceasing rain) was last Saturday. The time to have unleashed the full resources of government, which should have been there because government has—or should have—billions of pesos in calamity and emergency funds, was last Saturday.

In fact the monumental thing that happened last Saturday was the complete absence of government. The only government there was were the media, notably ABS-CBN and GMA-7. You can forgive both for advertising their wares, or relief efforts, under the extenuating circumstances. They were the government. They were the central authority apprising the public of the situation. They were the central authority coming to the aid of the victims. They were the central authority running the country.

The Internet is full of reports that the emergency fund is depleted, having gone to fund Arroyo and company’s not-very-emergency trips abroad. I’ll leave that for when it’s confirmed. But the breakdown of government is staggering. Arroyo should thank God, or whatever entity she worships, we have elections—the same elections she tried to monkey with earlier with Charter change. Without that she would probably not last this week, given an incensed citizenry, given an aroused citizenry, given a citizenry that will no longer brook abuse. This is as angry as I’ve seen residents of Metro Manila in a long time.

Three, indeed to this hour, what government we have is courtesy of the private sector where voluntarism has sprung like wildflowers. That is the bright spot in all this, the light amid the darkness, the blazing sun after the storm. Truly the Filipino rises to his finest self during trying times, the more trying the times, the finer the rising. Or it is in times of disaster that the Filipino ceases to be a disaster, thinking of others first before self.

It’s especially heartening to see the kids go en masse on relief mode. Many of the kids in my neighborhood have done so, teeners who normally while away the holidays playing basketball, flipping rollerblades, and drinking beer in the stores. They’ve enrolled themselves to help without thought of pay, without thought of recompense, without thought of reward. Just the thought of doing something nice for a change, just the thought of doing something to make things better.

It rekindles memories of the July-August floods of 1972, when students also went in droves to places in Greater Manila no longer traversable by land, or indeed outside the metropolis where they were greeted by a greater ravaging. But then there was activism to fuel, or goad, or flagellate the youth to idealism. Well, there was also the prospect of meeting a cool chick or a cool cat while on your best form. Today, there’s just spontaneous goodwill to do the trick. And the prospect of meeting a cool chick or a cool cat while on your best form. The kids come home happy, comparing the welts and bruises on their arms from lifting crates while drinking beer in the stores.

Makes you wonder what on earth you need government for.