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THE 9-ft bronze statue of the late action king Fernando Poe Jr. stands along Roxas Boulevard in Manila. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

THE CITY of Manila on Friday unveiled a bronze monument to the late Fernando Poe Jr. to mark the eight death anniversary of the action king.

“My family is thankful to the City of Manila for concretizing the recognition to my father in such a big way,” former MTRCB Chair Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Poe’s daughter, said at the unveiling and wreath-laying ceremony along Roxas Boulevard across the US Embassy.

A Mass was also held at his tomb at the Manila North Cemetery where bitter rivals for the Manila mayoral post, incumbent Alfredo Lim and former President Joseph Estrada, shook hands.

Llamanzares said “although we don’t know when justice will be served,” the monument was “a symbol of hope that the truth will eventually come out.”

The 9-ft bronze statue by sculptor Jonas Roces shows Poe wearing a barong Tagalog and waving with his right hand. Inscribed at the bottom are the words, “Tunay na Pangulo sa puso ng nakararaming Pilipino.” Erika Sauler

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T4UWEQIDXLS7RQXY2DDQTV6MNE carol

    FPJ was great in showbiz, why a monument? he had children from different woman. well maybe he is on his own way

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208270261 Clark Fernandez

    Lol pababaw ng pababaw ang qualifications ng pagkakaroon ng monumento sa pilipinas ah. Ano sasusunod si comedy king naman? Tapos next naman si comedy queen. Hahaha

  • $4612959

    FPJ Monument? Bakeeeeet!!! What has he done to deserve such an honor? Killing a batallion of Japanese singlehandedly in his film? Wow! Mayor Lim, kumusta na ang mga basura sa Maynila? 

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