Fernando Poe, Jr.
Filipino actor
Fernando Poe, Jr.
Ronald Allan Poe y Kelley, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor and Cultural Icon. From the 1950s, Poe played steadfast film heroes who fight for the common man, which won him respect and admiration. He did not complete high school but went on to win numerous awards and prizes as an actor and film director.
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Lawmaker wants Nora Aunor as National Artist
The Pinoy - almost 5 years
ABS-CBNnews.com - A lawmaker is pushing for the “enshrinement” of actress Nora Aunor as a National Artist, putting her alongside art greats such as Fernando Amorsolo, Bienvenido Lumbera and Fernando Poe Jr. Bacolod City Rep. Anthony Golez filed Resolution No. 2317, which urges President Benigno Aquino III, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to confer to Aunor the National Artist award, citing the actress’ “immense contributions to Philippine arts.” In a statement, Golez cited the many awards and recognitions that Aunor received in her decades-long career as an actress. He said that Aunor, known as “Ate Guy”to her fans, is a “national treasure.” “The Filipino people is now entangled with so many public issues like the seemingly uncontrollable rise of prices of fuel and commodities, but we should not lose hope. There are a lot of things going for our country, and the enshrinement of Ms. Nora Aunor as a Nationa ...
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Senators call for follow-up probe into Mayuga report - Sun.Star
Google News - over 5 years
Back then, Escudero was the spokesman for Fernando Poe Jr. Poe lost to then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, whom Poe accused of cheating her way to the presidency. His election protest died with him in late 2004. Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr
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Cop in 2004 'poll fraud' cover-up denies implicating NCRPO chief - GMANews.TV
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The operation was supposedly carried out to make sure that then-candidate Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would still emerge as winner over her closest rival, actor Fernando Poe Jr. Poe died in December 2004, prompting his widow, actress Susan Roces,
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5 SAF men in 2004 'poll fraud' submit affidavits to DOJ - GMANews.TV
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... recount of votes is conducted, then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will still retain her 1.1-million lead over her closest opponent, the late actor Fernando Poe Jr. Poe, who claimed that Mrs. Arroyo cheated him of victory, died in December 2004
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  • 2004
    Age 64
    Poe was admitted to Saint Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City in the evening of December 11, 2004 after complaining of dizziness at a gathering in his production studio during a Christmas party.
    More Details Hide Details He suffered from a stroke and slipped into a coma while being treated for a brain clot. Doctors described his condition as a cerebral thrombosis with multiple organ failure. He died at the age of 65 on December 14 at 12:01 am, without regaining consciousness.
    Poe was very reclusive about his personal life. However, in February, 2004, during the presidential campaign, Poe admitted to having fathered two children out of wedlock.
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    Fernando Poe Jr., was the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP)'s candidate for the 2004 presidential election.
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    During the latter part of his career, Poe was defeated by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the 2004 Philippine presidential elections.
    More Details Hide Details His long career as an action film star earned him the nickname "King of Philippine Movies" (often shortened to Da King). Poe was posthumously declared a National Artist of the Philippines for Film on 23 May 2006 by President Macapagal-Arroyo. The award was confirmed by President Benigno Aquino III on 20 July 2012, and was presented to his family on 16 August. Poe dropped out of high school to work in the Filipino film industry as a messenger boy, and was given acting roles in subsequent years. Starting as a stuntman for Everlasting Pictures, he was given a starring role in the movie Anak ni Palaris (Son of Palaris) at the age of 14. The movie was not a big hit. In 1957 the movie Lo Waist Gang made him popular, and the film was such a big hit that low-waist pants became a fad.
  • 2003
    Age 63
    He accepted nomination in December 2003 and was to be the opposition candidate in the Philippines' 2004 presidential election.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 43
    Organizers of the nine-day wake claimed numbers as high as two million. The funeral procession drew tens of thousands who crowded the streets of Quezon City, an event that was reminiscent of the funeral processions of Ninoy Aquino in 1983 and matinee idol Julie Vega in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details He was buried in his family plot along with his father and mother in Manila North Cemetery. On December 14, 2012, eight years after his death, a monument to FPJ was erected at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Arquiza Street, with widow Susan Roces and daughter Grace Poe attending the unveiling. His 1997 film Ang Probinsyano will turned 2015 Television series
  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 28
    Poe married actress Susan Roces (real name: Jesusa Sonora) in a civil wedding in December 1968.
    More Details Hide Details They later married in a religious service and among their primary sponsors were then-President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda. Poe and Roces adopted a daughter, former MTRCB Chairman and May 2013 senatorial candidate, Grace Poe. Poe was also partnered with Anna Marin and had one son as Ronian and former actress Rowena Moran has one daughter Lourdes Virginia.
  • 1965
    Age 25
    In 1965, he shared the lead in The Ravagers (in the Philippines this is titled "Only the Brave Know Hell"), a film depicting the United States and the Philippines working together against Japanese war time occupation.
    More Details Hide Details The film is considered one of the most influential Filipino films. Poe won the most best actor awards at the FAMAS. Among the movies that received awards were Mga Alabok ng Lupa (1967), Asedillo (1971), Durugin si Totoy Bato, Umpisahan Mo, Tatapusin Ko (1983), and Muslim Magnum .357 (1987). Among his roles were Flavio in the mythical Ang Panday series, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Dito sa Pitong Gatang and Aguila. His last movie was Pakners which also stars 9-ball billiards champion Efren "Bata" Reyes.
  • 1963
    Age 23
    In 1963, he testified against criminal gangs, known as the Big Four, who extorted money from the film industry.
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  • 1961
    Age 21
    He established FPJ productions in 1961 and later organized other film companies such as D'Lanor, JAFERE, and Rosas Productions.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born in 1939.
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