Design 1: FPJ with Sword (25,000)
Design 2: FPJ with Two Pistols (25,000)
Design 3: FPJ with One Pistol (25,000)
Design 4: FPJ Portrait (25,000)
Miniature Sheets of 16: 6,250
Note: The Miniature Sheets have
control numbers on upper left side.
Lay out Artist: Victorino Z. Serevo
Design Coordinators: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak,
Elenita D.L. San Diego
Designs: Iconic Films of the late Fernando Poe, Jr.
Photos and posters provided for by Mrs. Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Vice
President, FPJ Productions and Chairperson, Movie and Television
Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
First Day Covers: Manila
FERNANDO POE, JR. - NATIONAL ARTIST FOR FILMS
Ronald Allan Kelley Poe (August 20, 1939 – December 14, 2004),
better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and
Da King, was a Filipino actor and cultural icon. From the 1950s, Poe
played steadfast film heroes who fight for the common man, which won
him respect and admiration. He did not complete high school but went
on to win numerous awards and prizes as an actor and film director.
During the latter part of his career, he ran an unsuccessful bid for
President of the Philippines in the 2004 presidential election
against the former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
He was honored on May 24,
2006 as Philippine National Artist through Philippine Proclamation
Poe dropped out of high
school to work in the Filipino film industry as a messenger boy, and
was given acting roles in subsequent years.
Starting as a stuntman for
Everlasting Pictures, he was given a break and landed his first
starring role in the movie Anak ni Palaris (Son of Palaris) at the
age of 14. The movie was not a big hit. In 1957, the movie Lo Waist
Gang made him popular, and the film was such a big hit that
low-waist pants became a fad.
Known also as FPJ from his
initials, Poe acted in a number of movies which depicted him as the
champion of the poor and downtrodden. He also directed nine movies,
under the pseudonym Ronwaldo Reyes. Reyes originated from the
surname of his paternal grandmother, Martha. The name Ronwaldo Reyes
also alliterates to Ronald Reagan, who like Poe, was an actor who
later ran for President.
He established FPJ
productions in 1961 and later organized other film companies such as
D'Lanor, JAFERE, and Rosas Productions. In 1963, he and Joseph
Estrada testified against criminal gangs, known as the Big Four, who
extorted money from the film industry.
In 1965, he shared the
lead in The Ravagers, a film depicting the United States and the
Philippines working together against Japanese war time occupation.
The film is considered one of the most influential Filipino films,
and it helped establish Fernando Poe, Jr.'s status as a movie icon.
Poe became an
award-winning actor and garnered the most best actor awards at the
FAMAS. Among the movies that received awards were Mga Alabok ng Lupa
(1967), Asedillo (1971), Durugin si Totoy Bato, Umpisahan Mo,
Tatapusin Ko (1983), and Muslim Magnum .357 (1987)
Poe was dubbed as the "Da
King" of Philippine movies because of his box office hits. He made
over 200 films in his lifetime and ran a successful movie production
firm. Among his famous movies include playing
Flavio in the
mythical Ang Panday series, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Dito sa
Pitong Gatang and Aguila. His last movie was Pakners which also
stars 9-ball billiards champion Efren "Bata" Reyes.