Nakiramay sa pagpanaw ni Dolphy, dagsa

DAGSA ang mga nagpa-abot ng pakikiramay sa pagpanaw ni Dolphy, tinaguriang comedy king ng industriyang Filipino.

Maging mga mambabatas ay nagpa-abot din ng pakikiramay.

“Mang Pidol was a giant in the Philippine entertainment industry for more than 6 decades. He was a comedian par excellance whose characters strived to reflect the love & laughter in the lives of the ordinary Filipino. As a kid I remember eagerly awaiting his old black & white movies on afternoon TV and watching the travails of John & Marsha. Today we mourn and shed tears for someone who filled our lives with so much laughter. Maraming salamat Dolphy, ayon kay Bayan Muna Rep. eddy Casiño.

Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay said Dolphy is among the pillars of our Philippine entertainment industry and he is loved by many not only because he can make people laugh but because he connects to them as a person. He has helped many people along the way in and out of the industry as can be attested by those whose lives he has changed.

He is one of a kind and even though he has not reaped the honor of being declared as a national artist while he was alive, the honor has already been bestowed on him in the hearts of Filipinos all over the world. The name Dolphy is synonymous to positivity and laughter and that is the most precious gift that he has left us all.

Gay community nakiramay

NAKIRAMAY rin ang gay community sa pamilya ng namayapang si Dolphy.

Sinabi ngayon ni Bemz Benedito ng Ladlad Partylist na nakatakdang lumahok sa politika ngayong 2013 na binigyan ni Dolphy ng “mukha” ang mga Pinoy LGBT o mga Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual at Transgender.

Ani Benedito, pinaramdam ni Dolphy ang pagrespeto sa mga nabibilang sa ‘third sex’, hindi tulad ng ilang komedyante na kinukutya sila o ginagamit para sa pagpapatawa.

Tiniyak naman ni Benedito na hinding-hindi malilimutan ng kanilang grupo si Dolphy na instrumento raw para maipakita sa sambayang Pilipino ang sitwasyon ng mga bakla sa bansa.

Makailang beses na gumanap si Dolphy bilang bakla o bading sa mga pelikula, kabilang na ang Pacifica Falayfay, ang kauna-unang lalaking Darna, Markova at marami pang iba.

Teachers mourn

The King of Filipino Comedy is dead but not his memories especially among the basic masses that he had played in various films, on television and on stage. The roles and settings of his most-loved sitcoms like John and Marsha and Home along the Riles bespeak of the realities of our society.

“That is the single and biggest reason why ordinary Filipinos have followed his monumental track as an artist,” Mr.Benjie Valbuena, Vice-president of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers said.

His humor and wit, jabbing on and off screen on the stark realities of the daily lives of ordinary Filipinos on the most pressing issues of the nation throughout his entire career is commendable. The soul of the oppressed masses through his medium reached majority of the Filipino people.

Coming from a poor family, Dolphy’s roots is entwined if not mirrors his art. But on Tuesday, the laughter had finally come to stop.

“We, teachers grieve with the Filipino people and extend our sincerest condolences to his family,” Mr.Benjie Valbuena ended.

Child welfare group

CHILD welfare group, Akap Bata Party-List today expresses their sincerest condolences and prayers to the family, supporters of Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. and to the entire Filipino nation after his death Tuesday evening.

‘Like most Filipinos, we believe that Dolphy deserves the award. But even if it will not be given to him posthumously, what matters is that he is a National Artist in the hearts of the people,’ says Arlene Brosas, national secretary-general of Akap Bata Party-List.

Brosas added, ‘His almost 65-years of selflessly sharing his antics and humour will not be forgotten as he brought laughter to every Filipinos, young and old for many generations now. With our without the citation, what is important is that the children of today and of tomorrow will not forget and that they will be able to learn the achievements and legacy of Dolphy as a Filipino artist and a child advocate as well.’

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