17 Jan – Senator Grace Poe is thankful for the honour bestowed on late father Fernando Poe Jr. with the renaming of Roosevelt Avenue to Fernando Poe Jr Avenue.
The politician took to social media to express her feelings about the honour, after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the law in renaming the said avenue situated in Quezon City.
"For every Filipino who passes by FPJ Avenue, we hope this will serve as a physical reminder that no dream is too big and no goal is unattainable," she wrote.
"May FPJ's life serve as an example of resilience, perseverance and hope for our countrymen. My family and I are grateful for this law."
Meanwhile, half-sister Lovi Poe shared a clip of several of their father's past movies on Instagram and expressed, "No dream is too big, no goal is out of reach."
Fernando Poe Jr. (aka FPJ), was a Filipino actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and politician who was known to fans as the "King of Philippine movies" (aka Da King). Among his famous films include "Only the Brave Know Hell" (1965), "Lino Brocka's Santiago!" (1970), "Durugin si Totoy Bato" (1979) and his self-directed "Ang Panday" (1980).
He passed away in 2004 at 65 due to a cerebral thrombosis with multiple organ failure.