By Marinel R. Cruz
Actress Susan Roces felt “too traumatized” by her experiences while campaigning in 2004 for her late husband and then presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. that it “took her forever to throw her full support” to her own daughter Mary Grace Poe’s senatorial campaign.
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
I remember watching Lovi Poe’s very first TV interview with Paolo Bediones on the defunct “S-Files.” Even then, she had strong screen presence. It’s not easy to step out of the shadow of a famous father like Fernando Poe Jr., but Lovi has come into her own. She proved that being the Action King’s daughter is not her only credential. C’est Lovi!
By TJ Burgonio
In rites witnessed by four national artists, Fernando Poe Jr.’s widow Susan Roces and daughter Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares finally received the posthumous National Artist medallion and citation on behalf of the “Action King” of Filipino movies from President Benigno Aquino in Malacañang after a six-year-long wait.
President Benigno S. Aquino III confers the Order of National Artists for Cinema (posthumous) to the late “King of Philippine movies” Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, popularly known as Fernando Poe, Jr., represented by FPJ’s wife actress Susan Roces, in a ceremony at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañang Palace on Thursday.
President Aquino has confirmed an earlier proclamation declaring the late movie actor Fernando Poe Jr. a national artist six years ago.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Tributes to the “King of Comedy” continued to pour in as the campaign to declare the gravely ill 83-year-old screen legend a national artist gained momentum.
Filipino filmmaker Joey Romero, set manager of “The Bourne Legacy” (left), says Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz agreed to a snapshot after learning about the previous owner of the trailer she had used throughout the Hollywood film’s shoot in the country. His initials are on the door: FPJ. Informed of Fernando Poe Jr.’s legendary stature (as Action King and almost President), Weisz reportedly said she was honored.
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
My mind went on flashback mode when I visited the mausoleum of Tito Ronnie (Fernando Poe Jr.) at the North Cemetery on his seventh death anniversary last December 14. I remember how he used to call me Proxy because at weddings, I usually stand in for my mom as ninang. And often enough, Tito Ron would also be around as ninong.
By Nestor Torre
Sofia, the Filipino film archivists’ group, should be congratulated for successfully making the search for “lost” movies currently trendy and important. Its monthly screenings of old Filipino films retrieved from the dustbin of forgetfulness, apathy and neglect have whetted film buffs’ zest for other “rescue” efforts to preserve our rapidly dwindling film patrimony. Most recently, [...]
By Nestor U. Torre
In the course of our TV-film-theater career as director, scriptwriter and performer, we’ve had the great good fortune of having been able to work with or otherwise interact with some of the best and most colorful icons of stage and screen. Nora Aunor, Joseph Estrada, Vilma Santos and Fernando Poe Jr. are only some of [...]