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2010, November 25.  National Stamp Collecting Month Series 2

Fernando Poe,  Jr.  - National Artist for Film

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 14.

Se-tenant B/4, Miniature Sheets of 16



   7p   Design 1:  FPJ with Sword   (25,000)

   7p   Design 2:  FPJ with Two Pistols  (25,000)

   7p   Design 3:  FPJ with One Pistol  (25,000)

   7p   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, Danilo Pangan, 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



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 No. 1065.

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.  





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