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A glance again at Susan Roces’ beginnings in Bacolod


BACOLOD CITY — Unbeknownst to many, veteran actress and “Queen of Philippine Motion pictures” Susan Roces hailed from Bacolod Metropolis.

Roces, who died Friday night, Could 20, was born Jesusa Purificacion Sonora in Bacolod Metropolis on July 28, 1941 to Dr. Jesus Tonggoy Sonora and Purificacion Levy.

It was at La Consolacion Faculty (LCC) Bacolod the place the seed of her appearing profession was planted and the place her deep religion in God  grew.

In an earlier interview, Roces mentioned it was whereas she was in third 12 months highschool that her trainer Luisa Medel taught a brand new course on speech and drama.

“Miss Medel mentioned, Jesusa I feel you’ve got a ability for public talking and appearing. I counsel that in preparation for a profession, why don’t you try to take up the identical course I took. So I took her recommendation. That’s why this award means a lot to me as a result of it was at LCC that my appearing expertise was taken discover of,” Roces mentioned, referring her to Centennial Legacy Award for Excellence in Tradition and the Arts from LCC.

Roces mentioned she went to Manila after commencement to enroll within the course Medel instructed for her. There was an open home at Sampaguita Footage that summer time, and she or he went there as a result of she wished to see her favourite actress, Gloria Romero.

Whereas she admired Romero, Roces mentioned Dr. Jose Perez, Sampaguita Footage’ producer, took discover of her and when she talked about that she was in Manila to review speech and drama to show, he mentioned “So you have an interest in appearing.”

Roces mentioned she didn’t know Perez was a producer and that she thought he was one of many villains within the films.

He provided her a display take a look at, and the remainder is historical past, Roces mentioned.

Roces’ religion in God

“It’s religion actually that introduced me to this profession that thus far is enduring,” mentioned Roces, who turned one of the vital standard actresses of her time.

As to her deep religion in God portrayed by her character, Lola Flora, Roces attributed it partially to her upbringing at LCC.

“What else are you able to do while you’re pinned in opposition to the wall, when your enemies are so highly effective, possibly you can not struggle bodily. However there’s a energy who’s stronger, and that’s God,” she mentioned.

“Religion in God and prayer is essential in a single’s life,” she added.

Susan Roces, popularly generally known as Lola Flora on the lengthy operating  “Ang Probinsyano” tv sequence, handed away on Friday night, her daughter Senator Grace Poe confirmed.

Her husband, actor Fernando Poe Jr., handed away on Dec. 14, 2004.

READ: ‘Queen of Philippine movies’ Susan Roces passes away

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