Brian Poe Llamanzares, the son of Senator Grace Poe and grandson of showbiz icons Susan Roces and the late Fernando Poe Jr., is proud of the ABS-CBN primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” topbilled by Coco
Martin. “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” the TV adaptation of the hit action movie of his lolo, has been lording the ratings for almost two years.
The 25-year-old Llamanzares also revealed he is a friend of Arjo Atayde, the villain in the series.
“Actually kausap ko si Arjo at lagi ko sinasabi sa kanya na I’m so proud dahil hindi lang para sa success ng program but it was also the success for the memory of my Lolo FPJ,” said Brian.
He believes lead actor Coco is doing a great job playing the character his lolo originated.
“Maraming salamat, Coco, kasi dahil sa husay mo bilang artista hindi nawawala ‘yung prestige ng pangalan ng lolo ko na si Fernando Poe, Jr.,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ateneo de Manila graduate recently unveiled Time Master, his own watch brand. Llamanzares revealed he has been a watch collector since he was young and has always felt passionate about timepieces.
The young businessman said a portion of the sale will go to charity.
“Every time you buy a watch, part of [the proceeds from the sale] will go to MoveEd Foundation dedicated for children who can’t afford to finish their education,” he revealed.
Friends and family flocked at the Time Master launch in Prive Luxury Club at the Fort. Brian’s parents, Senator Grace Poe and husband Neil Llamanzares, his grandmother, Susan Roces, and his aunt, Lovi Poe, were in attendance.
“Syempre all-out support ang nanay and tatay ko, and my mom told me na any success I gain from my business dapat ibabalik ko din ‘yun sa kababayan ko,” he said.