- Family, friends, and fans commemorate the 13th death anniversary of 'King of Filipino movies' Fernando Poe Jr.
- They gathered at the Manila North Cemetery on Thursday, December 14.
- As gratitude to those who remembered FPJ, Veteran actress Susan Roces and Senator Grace Poe gave out gifts especially to the children at Manila North Cemetery.
KAMI learned from Rappler that a mass was held at the Manila North Cemetery near the grave of Fernando Poe Jr. last December 14.
In the homily of the officiating priest, He remembered FPJ as the man for the masses, someone who is always ready to help those who are in need.
"At ngayong katabi na ni 'Da King' ang Panginoon, puwede tayong humiling sa kanya at siya itong magbubulong sa King of the Kings (And now that 'The King' is beside the Lord, we can ask him to whisper our requests to the King of Kings),” he said.
FPJ's wife, Susan Roces together with daughter Senator Grace Poe and her husband, Neil Llamanzares placed candles and flowers at the grave of FPJ along with some members of Poe's family after the blessing of the grave.
Senator Grace shared that her mother told her that few months before FPJ died, He visited the Manila North Cemetery. He saw the kids and promised to give them some presents when he comes back. Unfortunately, he was not able to fulfill his promise. He suffered from stroke which leads him to death by the age of 65.
Susan and Senator Grace fulfilled FPJ's promise to the kids of Manila North Cemetery.
FPJ's also reminisced her father's annual entry to the Metro manila film festivsl.
"Si FPJ naman talaga, pang-masa. Kita naman ninyo ang mga dumadalo talaga ay mga ordinaryong mamamayan na nanood ng kanyang mga pelikula (FPJ is really for the masses. As you've seen, the people here are ordinary people who watched his films)," she said.
At hindi lang 'yun, pati mga pagala-gala na askal. Para talagang set ng pelikula niya (And not only that, we even have stray dogs here. It's really like his movie set)." she added.
With real name Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, FPJ is known for his long career as an action movie star. He ran for president in the 2004 elections, but lost to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
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