Veteran actress Janice Jurado revealed an important detail about the last moments of the one and only ‘Da King of Philippine movies’ Fernando Poe Jr.
It can be recalled that Poe passed away seven months after his controversial defeat in the 2004 elections against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
According to Jurado who claimed to have a relationship with FPJ said that the late action star was talking to someone on the phone before collapsing.
She said that they were celebrating when FPJ suddenly passed out when he was informed about something.
“Kasi victory noon akala namin panalo na siya. Nandoon kami sa kanyang FPJ Compound. Pagka-receive niya ng call, hinawakan niya ‘yung batok niya. Alam namin panalo na siya eh. Celebration na ‘yun eh, nag-iinuman. Tapos iniikutan niya kaming lahat. Tapos sabi nung ano, ‘Bossing mayroon pong phone call’,” she said.
“First time ko siyang narinig nagmura tapos hawakan niya ‘yung batok niya… collapsed. Bumagsak na,” she added.
People still believed that the result of the election in 2004 was rigged and the speculations were fueled when a conversation between Arroyo and a Commission on Elections (COMELEC) official had been leaked to the media.
The conversation was dubbed as ‘Hello Garci’ and it forced Arroyo to apologize to the public, but never admitted that she asked COMELEC to manipulate the result of the elections.