Erap pays tribute to FPJ: Da King believed to be 14th PH President
Former President Joseph Estrada has paid homage to his close friend the late movie king Fernando Poe Jr. on his 80th birth anniversary.
Estrada said Poe was not only a true friend but also a model Filipino widely believed to be the country’s 14th President.
“Ang ‘hari’ na pinaniniwalaang dapat ay naging ika-14 na Pangulo ng bansa. Haligi ng industriya ng pelikula, isang huwarang Pilipino at tapat na kaibigan,” he said in a Facebook post.
He said 10 years since his death, Poe remained alive in the hearts and minds of Filipinos. He said he was the original “Probinsiyano” idolized by the masses.
He said Poe started as an extra in movies and managed to become a successful film actor due to his hard work and love for the craft.
“Sa tunay na buhay, minahal hindi lamang ng mga taga-industriya, kundi pati ng mga maliliit na tao na kanyang tinulungan,” he said.
“Maligayang Kaarawan sa iyo, DA KING FPJ!” the former Manila mayor said.