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Tuesday, December 28, 2010


"Sarhento Salcedo" (1960)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Editha Clomera, Carol Varga, Vicente Liwanag, Teroy de Guzman, Oscar Roncal, Max Alvarado, Lito Anzures/ Directed by Nemesio Caravana

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Super Quadruple Treat !!!

Reposted from Video 48 blog

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Touted as "the biggest war epic ever produced in the Philippines," Sigaw ng Digmaan tells of Filipino soldiers' last gallant stand against the invading Japanese forces. The movie was awarded the year's Best Picture trophy. One of the rare times FPJ was killed in the movie.
Sigaw ng Digmaan (1963)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Jose Romulo, Bob Soler, Berting Labra, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Lou Salvador, Jr., Lauro Delgado, Tony Ferrer, Max Alvarado, Paquito Diaz, Jess Lapid, Martin Marfil, Lito Anzures, Bert Olivar, Dencio Padilla, Manolo Robles, Victor Bravo, Avel Morado/ with Liza Moreno, Rebecca, Vic Diaz and Jose Padilla, Jr./ Directed by Efren Reyes

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Here's how our headlines in major newspapers and tabloids look like exactly six years ago.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Originally uploaded at Video 48 blog

Here's another trivia on FPJ. From the column, Studio Whispers by Ethelwolda Ramos /Published at Kislap Graphic, December 12, 1962

There is one story about Ronnie which he loves to recall. Ronnie makes a point to go to church with his family every Sunday. One Sunday, on their way home, they happened to pass a car exchange and Ronnie’s mama, spotting a 1962 Impala, said, “That’s the car I’d like to own!” The following morning, the same car was seen parked in front of the Poe residence in Quezon City. Proudly, Ronnie presented it as a gift to his mama.

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---the 1962 Chevrolet Impala---

Thursday, December 2, 2010


The 1963 black-and-white war movie, "Tahimik Nguni't Mapanganib," one in my wish list, is already out in the market. The movie was shot entirely in Nueva Ecija, the home province of producer Ruben T. Gozon. It starred Fernando Poe, Jr., Jess Lapid, Max Alvarado, Martin Marfil, Bert Olivar, Manolo Robles, Ruben de Hesus, Pablo Virtuoso, Nello Nayo/ with Rosario del Pilar, Nemia Velaso and Fe Galvez, under Alex M. Sunga direction.

"He was quiet... as quiet as a grenade with the pin off... this young man who has to battle his own countrymen... so he could conquer his country's enemy," says the blurb in this 1963 war movie, Tahimik Nguni't Mapaganib. Fernando Poe, Jr starred as a soldier holed up with his six comrades, surrounded by Japanese forces.
"Tahimik Nguni't Mapanganib" (1963)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Fe Galvez, Rosario del Pilar, Nemia Velasco, Martin Marfil, Bert Olivar, Manolo Robles, Ruben de Jesus and Jess Lapid/ Directed by Alex M. Sunga

Monday, November 29, 2010


Another of my top wish list is this 1962 action movie, "Walang Pagkalupig," which tells of the heroic exploits of PC Ranger Captain Laudemer Kahulugan (played by Fernando Poe, Jr.) tasked to hunt down Huk dissident leader Casto Alejandrino (Van de Leon). The movie, which was serialized over radio DZBB, also stars Joseph Estrada, Yolanda Guevarra, Helen Gamboa, Rodolfo Cristobal, Bert Silva and Paquito Diaz, under Pablo Santiago direction

"Walang Pagkalupig" (1962)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada,Yolanda Guevarra, Helen Gamboa, Rodolfo Cristobal, Bert Silva, Paquito Diaz, Oscar Roncal, Jerry Pons and Van de Leon/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

FPJ (in a Scout Ranger uniform) in action

Dissident Casto Alejandrino (played by Van de Leon) being arrested by PC rangers (FPJ and Joseph Estrada).

Monday, November 22, 2010


The young Fernando Poe, Jr. pitted talents with veteran actors and actresses in the 1957 movie, “Bicol Express.” He essayed the role of a psychopathic killer in one of the seven stories featured in the film. This was one of the rare movie appearances of FPJ where he played a villain in a movie. Also that year, he did “Kamay ni Cain” where he also played villain to lead star Zaldy Zshornack.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Prinsesa Naranja, a fantasy-adventure epic novel by Nemesio Caravana, published in Liwayway magazine, was made into a movie in 1960 starring Fernando Poe, Jr. as the young swashbuckling prince.

Liwayway Magazine/ 1959

Courtesy of Premiere Productions

(Below- originally posted June 15, 2009)

"Prinsesa Naranja" (1960)- Starring Fernando Poe, Jr., Lani Oteyza, Miriam Jurado, Ronald Remy, Lauro Delgado, Teresita Mendez and Johnny Monteiro/ Directed by Nemesio Caravana

Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ 1960

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


MANILA, Philippines/ November 10, 2010 – Veteran actress Susan Roces, known as the First lady of Philippine cinema, led the launching of the first commemorative stamps honoring her late husband, National Artist for Film Fernando Poe Jr (FPJ), on Wednesday.

"This means a lot to our family," Roces said at the 267th anniversary of the Philippine Postal Office that showcased a philatelic exhibit honoring National Artists Levi Celerio, Leonor Orosa-Goquingco, Carlos Quirino and Nick Joaquin.

Along with her daughter, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chairman Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Roces proudly showed the stamp images of FPJ in his iconic roles as Panday, Totoy Bato and Pepeng Kaliwete. Also included is his movie “Umpisahan Mo, Tatapusin Ko.”

The FPJ commemorative stamps, selling at P65, is also a big boost to the campaign to promote letter writing in the age of electronic media, cellphone technology and social media.

"Nothing can compare to the personal touch in writing letters, and the smell that goes with love letters," said Roces, who herself continues her family tradition of collecting stamps.

Also featured in the exhibit is a 1961 photo of Roces promoting philately.

She said stamps and letter writing should continue in this Internet-driven age.

Llamanzares, meantime, has encouraged her mother to sign up on Facebook and other social media sites to connect to a new generation of fans. She quickly added that she will not press it.

Grace Poe-Llamanzares signing autographs

The Philpost event is a rare outing for Roces, who has largely shunned public events and political occasions and endorsements since FPJ died in December 2004, months after the controversial presidential elections.

FPJ ran in the 2004 presidential polls but lost to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is now a representative of the 2nd District of Pampanga.

Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News