‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ officially ends after nearly 7 years
“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” aired its final episode yesterday, Aug. 12, marking an end to the action series’ nearly seven-year-long run.
The finale saw the death of all members of Task Force Agila, as well as the antagonists Renato Hipolito (John Arcilla) and Lucio (Raymond Bagatsing), as shown in ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel.
Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin) was then conferred a medal of bravery by President Oscar Hidalgo (Rowell Santiago). Cardo then returned to the province with his family and eventually reunited with Mara (Julia Montes).
“Iba’t iba ang dahilan para mag-pulis… Pero nasa inyong harapan ngayon ang patunay na ang dapat na dahilan ng bawat kadete ay ang debosyon at pag-ibig sa bansang ito,” Oscar declared in the finale while referring to Cardo.
(There are various reasons for becoming a policeman… But in front of you is proof that every cadet’s reason should be devotion and love for the country.)
“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” also paid tribute to late veteran actress Susan Roces, who passed away last May. It revealed that her character Lola Flora had died while showing moments of Roces in the series.
A scene showed Cardo with Onyok (Onyok Pineda) and other kids visiting Lola Flora’s grave, which displayed Roces’ real birthday and date of death.
“Napakaraming laban na ang aking pinagdaanan. Nakipagdigma ako sa lahat ng uri ng kasamaan. Hindi ko akalain na sa wakas, matatamo din ng Pilipinas ng kapayapaan,” Cardo said.
(I have been through so many battles. I fought all kinds of evil. I could not believe that at last, the Philippines will finally gain peace.)
After the finale aired, the series’ stars Montes and John Estrada expressed their appreciation for Martin via their respective Instagram pages yesterday.
“Sa 7 taon na itinakbo ng ‘Probinsyano’… Isa at ikaw ang napakalaking parte ng success ng buong show,” Montes told Martin. “Sa dedikasyon, pagmamahal at sipag na binigay mo sa show, isang karangalan na mapanuod kang magtrabaho sa FPJAP.”
(In “[Ang] Probinsyano’s” seven-year run… You are one of the biggest reasons for the show’s success. With your dedication, love and hard work for the show, it has been an honor to see you work in [“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”].)
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“Ang husay mo sa pag-arte, pagdi-direk, sa paggawa ng istorya, sa pagiging isang leader at sa dedikasyon sa trabaho ay hindi matatawaran ng kahit sino man, wala kang katulad. Isa kang diamante sa industriyang eto, saludo kame lahat sa ‘yo,” Estrada told Martin.
(You are amazing in acting, directing, creating stories, being a leader, and your dedication to your work is unparalleled, you are one of a kind. You are a diamond in this industry, we all salute you.)
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“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” is an adaptation of the 1997 film of the same name starring the late “Da King,” Fernando Poe Jr. It aired its first episode on Sept. 28, 2015.
The upcoming “Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series” will then take over the show’s old timeslot, as it is set to premiere on Monday, Aug. 15. /ra
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