|Born||Jesusa Purificacion Sonora
July 28, 1941
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
|Spouse(s)||Fernando Poe, Jr.|
|Relatives||Rosemarie Sonora (sister)
Sheryl Cruz (niece)
Jesusa Purificación Sonora (born July 28, 1941), better known as Susan Rocés, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. Following the death of her husband in 2004, Rocés became a rallying point for the political opposition.
Born to a French American mother and a Filipino father of Spanish and Chinese descent, Rocés is a member of one of the country’s biggest clans, the Locsin family of Negros Occidental. Their forebear Wo Sin Lok, a peddler from Amoy, had himself baptised into the Catholic Church as Agustín Locsin and married Cecilia Sayson of Molo.
On June 29, 2005, she was one of the key figures calling for the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In a fiery speech, she claimed that "She stole the presidency not once, but twice!"
On September 29, 2007, ABS-CBN acquired the exclusive rights to the movie library of the late Fernando Poe, Jr., after Rocés signed the contract. ABS-CBN Chairman Eugenio Lopez III, Cory Vidanes, Senior Vice President of TVP Production, and Poe’s daughter Grace Poe-Llamanzares were present.
On December 14, 2007, Rocés led the anniversary rites for her husband by leading a mass visit to the cemetery. Small Christmas cards that read "Dear Uncle Ronnie, I love you, I miss you" were placed near flowers on Poe's tomb.
On December 23, 2007, 9:30 p.m. Alay ni Da King: a Fernando Poe, Jr. Special was shown in ABS-CBN Channel 2 and was hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. Rocés contributed on the feature of their married life. A 38-minute music video was also shown featuring various scenes from several Poe's movies, a project Poe himself had just finished working on before he died.
|2013||Muling Buksan Ang Puso||Adelina||ABS-CBN|
|2012||Walang Hanggan||Virginia"Manang Henya" Cruz||ABS-CBN|
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||Amelita Manalastas/ Amelita Salvador||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Babaeng Hampaslupa||Helena See||TV5|
|2009||May Bukas Pa||Nieves Antazo||ABS-CBN|
|2009||Sana Ngayong Pasko||Remedios Dionisio||GMA Network|
|2008||Iisa Pa Lamang||Aura Castillejos||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basura||Lola Angge||ABS-CBN|
|2008||Sineserye Presents: Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara||Amanda||ABS-CBN|
|2006||John en Shirley||Encarnation Ramirez||ABS-CBN|
|Year||Original Title||English Title||Film Company|
|1952||Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan||Stars of the Future||Nepomuceno Pictures|
|1956||Miss Tilapya||Sampaguita Pictures|
|Kulang sa 7||Less than 7|
|1957||Sino ang Maysala||Who is guilty||Vera Perez Pictures|
|Pasang Krus||Laden Cross||Sampaguita Pictures|
|Mga Anak ng Diyos||Children of God||Vera Perez Pictures|
|Mga Ligaw na Bulaklak||The Wild Flowers||Sampaguita Pictures|
|Prinsesang Gusgusin||Unkempt Princess|
|1958||Ako ang Maysala||I am guilty one||Vera Perez Pictures|
|Mga Reyna ng Vicks||The Queens of Vicks||Sampaguita Pictures|
|Tawag ng Tanghalan||Call of the Stage||Vera Perez Pictures|
|Ulilang Anghel||Orphaned Angel||Sampaguita Pictures|
|Mga Anghel sa Lansangan||Angels on the Road|
|Pitong Pagsisisi||Seven Repentance|
|Ipinagbili Ko ang Aking Anak||I sold my Son|
|1964||The Dolly Sisters|
|1965||Portrait of My Love|
|1968||To Susan with Love|
|Bakasin Mo sa Gunita||Trace it Back to Memory|
|Kulay Rosas ang Pag-ibig||Love is Pink-Colored|
|1969||Perlas ng Silangan||Pearl of the East||FPJ Productions|
|1974||Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara||Kill Barbara in Terror|
|1978||Gumising ka, Maruja||Wake Up, Maruja|
|1983||M.I.B.: Men in Brief|
|1988||Buy One, Take One||Viva Films|
|1990||Mundo Man ay Magunaw||Even If the World Ends|
|Feel na Feel||Feel to Feel||Regal Entertainment|
|1991||Ubos Na Ang Luha Ko||My Tears Have Stopped||Seiko Films|
|1997||Isinakdal ko ang Aking Ina||I Accused my Mother||Viva Films|
|2003||Mano Po 2: My Home||Regal Entertainment|
- "Susan Roces: The True Queen of Philippine Movies" Friday, 03 August 2012 Asian Journal.
- Mario Dumaumal Abs-Cbn Interactive, ABS-CBN acquires right to 'Da King's' movie library. ABS-CBN news 29 September 2009
- GmaNews.tv, "Susan Roces leads FPJ death anniversary rites". Gmanews.tv. Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
- ‘Alay ni Da King: An FPJ Special’ encores tomorrow. mb.com.ph. December 22, 2007