|Born||Jesusa Purificación 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 September 29, 2007, ABS-CBN acquired the exclusive rights to the movie library of Poe 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 annual memorial rites for her husband by leading a mass visit to his tomb. 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.
|2014||Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon||ABS-CBN|
|2013||Wansapanataym: Simbang Gabi||Lola Fenny||ABS-CBN|
|2013||Muling Buksan Ang Puso||Dona Adelina Beltran||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