Fernando Poe Jr Death Anniversary (Dec. 14, 2011)

Today, December 14, 2011, is Fernando Poe Jr.’s 7th death anniversary.

Fernando Poe JrFPJ, the King of Philippine Cinema, was a Filipino actor and cultural icon who in his movies played the role of heroes who champion the poor and the underprivileged.

He ran for President against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and became the opposition’s standard-bearer during the 2004 poll but lost. Poe’s camp claims he would have won the elections had there been no cheating.

Poe was honored as a National Artist on May 24, 2006 through Proclamation No. 1065.

Recent reports reveal that his family wants him to be proclaimed as the 14th president of the republic, but the Commission on Elections (Comelec) say it is not possible.