Susan Roces on late husband FPJ honored through FPJ Avenue: ‘Salamat sa pagkilala at pagpapahalaga’
Susan Roces expressed her gratitude to the public for honoring his late husband Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ) through the renaming of Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City as FPJ Avenue.
The veteran actress gave her words of appreciation, after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the measure seeking to honor the late action star. She issued her statement on Thursday, Jan. 13, through the office of Sen. Grace Poe, her and FPJ’s daughter.
“Maraming salamat sa inyong pagkilala at pagpapahalaga sa aking kabiyak sa pagpapangalan sa kanya ng FPJ Avenue,” she said. “Maging inspirasyon sana ang kababaang-loob, malasakit sa kapwa, at pagmamahal sa sining ni FPJ sa bawat daraan sa abenidang ito.”
(Thank you for honoring and appreciating my husband by naming FPJ Avenue after him. May his humility, compassion for others, and his love for the arts be an inspiration to everyone who will pass by this avenue.)
Meanwhile, Sen. Poe expressed her appreciation as well for the said legislation on her Facebook page, also on Thursday.
“For every Filipino, every ‘probinsyano’ (those from the provinces) who will pass along this avenue, we hope this serves as a physical reminder that no dream is too big and no goal is ever out of reach,” she said. “Nawa’y magsilbing ehemplo ng katatagan, pagpupunyagi at pag-asa ang buhay ni FPJ sa ating mga kababayan (May FPJ’s life serve as an example of courage, determination and hope to our fellow Filipinos).”
The late Fernando Poe Jr., fondly referred to in the Philippine entertainment industry as “Da King,” starred in about 300 movies in his 46-year film career. In 2012, President Benigno Aquino III confirmed President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s proclamation in 2006, declaring Poe a national artist. JB
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