On August 20, in commemoration of what would have been the 84th birthday of the late action star Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ), the Roosevelt Station of LRT-1 was officially renamed as the Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ) Station.
The renaming ceremony was led by Senator Grace Poe, FPJ’s daughter, and attended by former Senate President Tito Sotto III, Sen. Lito Lapid, actor Coco Martin, and Quezon City First District Rep. Arjo Atayde.
Sen. Poe expressed her sentiments during an interview emphasizing FPJ’s close ties to the Roosevelt area where he spent his youth.
On Instagram, she shared, “Sa bawat pasaherong bababa at sasakay sa FPJ Station, sana ay maalala ninyo ang puso ni Da King para sa masang Pilipino.
“Isang hamon para sa DOTr at LRTA ang pagbibigay ng maayos at komportableng byahe ay isang paraan ng pagbibigay-pugay sa kanyang legasiya.”
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Lapid conveyed the eternal gratitude of his family to FPJ for his pivotal role in their lives.
In addition to renaming the LRT-1 station, a new marker was unveiled to honor the late screen icon, and a pop-up exhibit showcasing FPJ’s legacy was inaugurated.
FPJ, often referred to as the “King of Philippine Movies,” starred in over 300 films, including those he produced, during his remarkable 46-year career in the entertainment industry.
The childhood home of this late National Artist is situated along the 2.9-kilometer stretch of Roosevelt Avenue, which runs between EDSA and Quezon Avenue. The renaming of the station stands as a lasting tribute to the enduring legacy of this iconic Filipino actor and cultural figure.