FERNANDO Poe Jr. Avenue northbound from its intersection with Quezon Avenue. — JUDGEFLORO

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has signed into law a measure renaming Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City (QC) after the late Filipino iconic film actor Fernando Poe, Jr. 

Under Republic Act No. 11608, the road, which runs between Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Quezon Avenue to the south, would be renamed as Fernando Poe, Jr. Avenue. 

The law directed the Public Works department to issue necessary rules and circulars to implement its provisions within 60 days from effectivity. 

Mr. Poe, who died at age 65 in Dec. 2004, was most known for his action films, but he was also considered a luminary of the Philippine cinema industry having been a director, producer, and screenwriter.

His daughter, Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares, said her family is “humbled by this legislation.” 

In a statement, Ms. Poe said the road would give her father’s works and legacy a sense of place in the country’s history. — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza