Celebrity fame may come and go but FPJ’s is sure to live on. As a man who came from humble beginnings, it came out natural for FPJ to portray his character in almost all of his films since it mainly appeals to the underdogs of the masses. With storylines primarily circling around the concept of starting from the bottom to redeeming oneself through heroic acts and defeating evil by hard work, FPJ has easily captured the hearts of millions of Filipino people.
Da King did not only star in movies, he also directed a number of them. A few of the notable films that he has directed and acted in himself are “Ang Panday (The Blacksmith),” “Ang Probinsyano (1997),” and “King (1978);” most of which are either remade into a television series or a modern adaptation of the film. Several decades and a number of films later, he was, and is still, considered a legend in the Filipino film industry.
There is clearly no doubt that many Filipinos admire and respect a man like Fernando Poe Jr. as he is also known for his unpublicized charitable works and his great love for his kababayans. His morality to the public has never been tainted by greed of power or even wealth. Some even said that he was fit to lead the country as he is Da King who stands by his people & for his people. In the hopes of saving the Filipinos and bringing them into the light, Fernando Poe Jr. ran for presidency against Panfilo Lacson, Eddie Villanueva, Raul Rocco and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2004 where he unfortunately lost (but was legally proven that it was him who won presidency). While this may be something that would always remain as a “what if” or a “would have”, FPJ is, and will continue to be a hero of many generations.