Lovi Poe hailed the senate for their unanimous approval of the bill which seeks to rename Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City after her late father, Fernando Poe Jr.
The 32-year-old actress released a statement to ABS-CBN via her manager Leo Dominguez.
Lovi said renaming Roosevelt Avenue to Fernando Poe Jr. Avenue is one way of honoring her father and will allow the younger generation to get to know him more.
“Papa has really been always for the people. This is a nice way of honoring his memory, for the younger generation to get to know his name and remember him for the years to come,” Lovi said.
Twenty-two senators — excluding the iconic action star’s daughter senator Grace Poe who chose to abstain — were in favor of the bill.
“In my heart I am so happy that this passed. Thank you so much to all of you, ‘yung nakasama ng tatay ko sa trabaho. Marami sa inyo may kuneksyon sa kanya, lahat halos! Maraming salamat sa inyong suporta,” Grace said.
Meanwhile, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte likewise lauded the approval of the senate on the said resolution.
“We also consider it a big honor to have one of our city’s main arteries named after FPJ. After all, Quezon City is the City of Stars and it is but fitting to name one of our major thoroughfares after the biggest star of them all,” Joy said.
Dubbed as “Da King,” Fernando Poe Jr. is considered as the King of Philippine movies, having appeared in more than 300 films.
His legacy lives on, with the success of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano among those he left behind for the future generations.