Fernando Poe Jr. is the President of the Philippines the Filipinos
never had. He started his showbiz career as an actor at the age of 14. In 1968, he married actress Susan Roces. Their only daughter,
Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares, is an adopted one. He ran and lost in the controversial election of 2004. He filed an electoral protest but he died that same year.
In 2006, he was conferred the National Artist award by no less than his political nemesis: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Known as FPJ from his initials, he is an actor who directed and produced over a hundred films which are mostly action movies.
Some of the most memorable Movies are :
1955 - Anak ng Palaris (his first film)
1956 - Low Waist Gang (popularized the low waist pants)
1967 - Mga Alabok ng Lupa
1971 - Asedillo
1977 - Totoy Bato
1978 - Ang Panday with 3 more follow up movies of this title
1983 - Umpisahan Mo, Tatapusin Ko
1987 - Muslim Magnum .357
1990 - Kahit Konting Pagtingin
1992 - Isang Bala Ka Lang
1994 - The Epimaco Velasco Story: NBI
1994 - Walang Matigas na Tinápay sa Mainit na Kape