Press Release
August 18, 2016

POE FAMILY MARKS FPJ's 77th Birthday

The Poe family marks the 77th birth anniversary of the late Fernando Poe, Jr. on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Sen. Grace Poe will lead a simple and solemn gathering of family and close friends at the Manila North Cemetery where a mass will be held at 9 a.m.

Dubbed as the king of the Philippine movies, FPJ was born on August 20, 1939. He was declared a National Artist posthumously.

FPJ starred in and produced more than a hundred films that shaped Philippine arts and highlighted the struggles and victories of ordinary Filipinos.

Among his most notable movies include Ang Panday, Ang Probinsyano, Magnum Muslim 357 at Batas ng Lansangan.

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