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Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I am honored and privileged to have contributed, even in a small way, in the making of Alay ni Da King: FPJ Special aired last December 9, 2007 at Channel 2. I thanked the staff of ASIANEYE Productions headed by Ms. Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala for giving me this rare opportunity. Most of my FPJ collections and memorabilia --- posters, movie ads, clippings and some video footages were used randomly during the two-hour special. Watching the whole show brought fondest memories of Da King, his five decades in showbiz condensed and meticulously edited to come up with this spectacular and truly memorable show.

The FPJ Special was a joint project of ABS-CBN and ASIANEYE Productions. It was divided into three parts. The first part (FPJ The Artist) was hosted by Batangas Governor Vilma Santos; the second part (FPJ The Friend) by Aguila co-star Christopher de Leon; and the third part (FPJ The Idol) by Mowelfund head Boots Anson-Roa. ABS-CBN exec Charo Santos conducted a sit-down interview with FPJ’s widow Susan Roces, who also introduced the music video.

The 38-minute music video was conceptualized by FPJ and had personally supervised and edited before his passing on December 14, 2004. It consists of choice scenes from over 200 movies--- including song numbers with favorite leading ladies and child co-stars. His duets with child wonder Nino Muhlach in Leon at ang Daga and Matet in One Day Isang Araw were unforgettable. It was aired without commercial breaks.

There were interviews with industry legends Dolphy, Eddie Romero and Eddie Garcia, co-stars Phillip Salvador, Maricel Soriano, Jaime Fabregas, Caridad Sanchez, Roderick Paulate, Matet de Leon, sister Elizabeth and daughter Grace, nephew, grandson, screenwriter Manny Buising, PRO Susan Tagle, Lo’ Waist gang member Boy Francisco, and of course from his best friend Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada.

The staff of Asianeye Productions were busy browsing, sourcing and going through all the FPJ ads, posters, clippings and other memorabilias to be used in the making of the FPJ Special.

Part of my collection


DIKOARAM said...

THANKS Simon for keeping our idol ALIVE. MORE POWER TO YOU......... jun caceres, magarao, cams sur.

DIKOARAM said...

THANKS Simon for keeping our idol ALIVE. MORE POWER TO YOU.

DIKOARAM said...

THANKS Simon for keeping our idol ALIVE. MORE POWER TO YOU.

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