Susan Roces reacts to recently approved FPJ Avenue

Published January 14, 2022, 4:47 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Susan Roces couldn’t be more thankful with the latest honor for her husband, the late King of Philippine movies Fernando Poe Jr, also known as FPJ.

Recall that President Duterte recently signed Republic Act No. 11608 renaming Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City to Fernando Poe Jr. Avenue.

“Maraming salamat sa inyong pagkilala at pagpapahalaga sa aking kabiyak sa pagpapangalan sa kanya ng FPJ Avenue,” said Susan during an interview. “Maging inspirasyon sana ang kababaang-loob, malasakit sa kapwa, at pagmamahal sa sining ni FPJ sa bawat daraan sa abenidang ito.”

Note that the Senate and the House of Representatives pushed for the measure, describing Fernando as a cultural icon and champion of the masses.

Roosevelt Avenue hosts the ancestral home of Fernando where he spent most of his childhood years. The 2.9-kilometer road runs between Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) to the north and Quezon Avenue to the south.