President, Rodrigo Duterte, has just signed a law renaming Roosevelt Avenue, in Quezon City, to Fernando Poe, Jr. Avenue.
Under House Bill 7499 – which is now Republic Act 11608 – the road known as Roosevelt Avenue that stretches from EDSA Muñoz up to Quezon Avenue in Quezon City will now be officially renamed as Fernando Poe, Jr. Avenue.
The newly-signed law has also directed the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to implement all the necessary rules, measures, orders, circulars, etc. to implement the provisions of the said law within 60 days of its effectivity.
Popularly known by Pinoy fans simply as “FPJ”, the late actor has starred in more than 300 films, mostly action movies, throughout his career that spanned almost 50 years.
He is also known as “Da King” for being the undisputed king of Philippine cinema at the height of his fame.
FPJ has been posthumously awarded as a National Artist by the late president, Benigno Aquino, Jr., in 2012.