Running for the presidency of the Philippines. [January 2004]
The real Fernando Poe Jr. was actually his younger brother, the late actor Andy Poe. He adopted the name when he entered acting after he was forced to quit school and work since his father died.
At the Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2009, he received the Cinema One Legend Award.
His parents married a year after he was born.
He used the name Ronwaldo Reyes for the first time in the movie Mga anghel na walang langit (1970) as writer. Except from close associates in the production, no one knew who Ronwaldo Reyes was until the FAMAS awarding when Reyes was declared the winner for best story. Fernando appeared and revealed himself as the man behind the man. Since then, he had been using the name in his writing and directorial credit.