Sunday, December 14, 2008

Long Live Fernando Poe Jr. - "Da King" of Philippine Movies

Ronald Allan Kelley Poe or Fernando Poe Jr. (August 20, 1939 – December 14, 2004), better known as FPJ, "Da King" of Filipino movies ruled the Philippine box office for thirty years. He almost won the Philippine presidency in 2004 by sheer crowd-drawing power.

He rose to fame with the movie "Low Waist Gang" in 1956, a movie so popular low-waist pants became a Philippine fad. The 1958 sequel "Lo’ Waist Gang at Og sa Mindoro" was recently re-released and quietly sold to hit the Kabayan November 2008 Top 10 Movies at number 7. Two other re-released FPJ movies, "Kapag Lumaban Ang Api" ( 1986 ) and "Daang Hari" ( 1984 ) were at numbers 9 and 10, respectively.

Years after his death, FPJ is still a crowd favorite. FPJ made over 200 movies in his lifetime, including the Panday series, "Kahit Kaunting Patingin" with megastar Sharon Cuneta, and his last movie "Pakners" with 9 balls billiards champion Efren "Bata" Reyes.

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Kabayan Top 10
November 2008
  1. Dyesebel
  2. For The First Time
  3. A Very Special Love
  4. Kambyo
  5. Maging Sino Ka Man
  6. Ang Lihim Ni Antonio
  7. Lo Waist Gang At Og Sa Mindoro
  8. Himala
  9. Kapag Lumaban Ang Api
  10. Daanghari

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