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History of the Filipino of the Year award

THE WHISTLE-BLOWERS (from left): Mary Ariene Baltazar, Merlina Suñas, Gertrudes Luy, Benhur Luy, Marina Sula and Simonette Briones  ALANAH TORRALBA

The honor first went to chief vulcanologist Raymundo Punongbayan, since passed on, for his heroic and single-handed efforts to save lives and educate Filipinos during the Mt. Pinatubo eruptions.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Grace Poe braves floods to visit pa’s tomb

HERE LIES ‘THE KING’. The grave of actor Fernando Poe Jr. at the Manila North Cemetery is one of the most visited during All Saints’ Day. Poe ran for president in 2004 but lost to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in elections allegedly marred by fraud.  INQUIRER

Neither rain nor floods could stop Sen. Grace Poe and from visiting the tomb of her father, the late action star Fernando Poe, Jr. in inundated Manila on Tuesday.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dead man biggest winner


A dead man, Fernando Poe Jr., the “King of Philippine Movies,” was the biggest winner in the midterm election just concluded.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Legarda: 2013 poll tally should have been the outcome of 2004 presidential vote

Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Call it 2004 redux. Senator Loren Legarda said Tuesday the partial results of the May 13 senatorial elections reflect what should have been the outcome of the 2004 presidential election.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FPJ’s parental guidance shapes Grace Poe’s plans for the poor


Not another child of show biz. Eyebrows were raised when the Liberal Party announced Grace Poe’s inclusion in the Team PNoy coalition slate that also accommodated candidates from the Nacionalista Party and the Nationalist People’s Coalition.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Grace Poe as her father’s daughter


Team PNoy senatorial candidate Grace Poe admits that her chance of winning in the May 13 elections will be slim if she is not the daughter of the late actor Fernando Poe Jr., or FPJ.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Grace Poe visits father’s resting place


Team PNoy senatorial candidate Grace Poe on Tuesday visited the resting place of her father, action king Fernando Poe Jr. before attending the proclamation rally at Plaza Miranda.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FPJ monument unveiled

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.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

FPJ monument unveiled in Manila


The eighth death anniversary of the late actor Fernando Poe Jr. was marked Friday by the unveiling of a monument in his honor along Roxas Boulevard and a Mass that followed at his tomb at the Manila North Cemetery, where rivals for Manila mayor who have been taking swipes at each other–incumbent Alfredo Lim and deposed President Joseph Estrada–shook hands.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Famous stars still draw crowds even in death

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“Let’s go to FPJ’s tomb. There might be actors there,” a boy was overheard telling his companion Thursday, referring to the resting place of action star Fernando Poe Jr., one of the more prominent people buried at the Manila North Cemetery.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Poe gets National Artist medal on his birthday

fernando poe jr, fpj

The late Fernando Poe Jr. often cooked gambas and adobo, his daughter Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares fondly recalled.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poe grandson: Treat Arroyo humanely


Although his family was traumatized by his grandfather’s death from a stroke amid rumors of being cheated in the 2004 elections, Fernando Poe Jr.’s grandson acceded that the woman accused of stealing the presidency in the election should be treated humanely.

Posted: December 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Poe grandson asks Corona to inhibit self from Arroyo cases


Now comes a descendant of “Panday.” A grandson of the late actor and an unsuccessful presidential candidate, Fernando Poe Jr., on Tuesday joined the fray involving Malacañang and the Supreme Court by asking Chief Justice Renato Corona to keep his hands off cases involving former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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