Fernando Poe Jr. , the King of Philippine movies , was commemorated yesterday on his 70th Birthday yesterday. Ms. Susan Roces (wife) and FPJ’s daughter Grace went to the North Cemetery to offer flowers and prayers for the late Da King.

Born on Agosto 20, 1939 at San Carlos City, Pangasinan, FPJ’s father was Fernando Poe, Sr.also an actor, and Elizabeth Gatbonton Kelley, an American. He married actress Susan Roces in December 1968 . They adopted a child Mary Grace as their daughter but in 2004. FPJ also admitted that he had a son with actress Ana Marin named Ronian Poe, and Lovi Poe with model Rowena Moran who is now a very successful actress and singer.

FPJ as he made a lot of action movies that also helped the movie industry and to the actors as well. He also run for Presidency in 2004 but unfortunately he didn’t make it as there were rumors of cheating from his opponent President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that made the result manipulated and put her to the Presidential seat.

Last December 10, 2004, FPJ suffered from stroke and was confined at St. Luke’s Hospital. He died on December 14, 2004 at the age of 65. The whole showbiz industry grieved for his loss specially those who supported him on his Presidential bid.

Last May 2006, he was awarded as the National Artist for Movies. FPJ’s wife Susan Roces refused to accept the award as she doesn’t want to make it a public display .


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