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Aquino declares Friday a National Day of Remembrance to honor Dolphy

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MANILA, Philippines— President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday night honored Dolphy by declaring Friday as a “National Day of Remembrance” for the comedy king.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said President Aquino signed Thursday presidential proclamation 433 that declared Friday as “National Day of Remembrance to Honor the Memory the late Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon Sr.”

Dolphy died last Tuesday night after battling complications of his respiratory ailment.

The President also said he favored declaring Dolphy as a National Artist but that there was a process to be observed for this to happen.

“There is a public clamor (for it) and I agree to the proposal that he be made a National Artist,” President Aquino told reporters in Filipino, after he attended a roadshow on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation at the SMEX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The President maintained there was a process that needed to be observed in declaring someone a National Artist and this will require among others, for officials in the concerned agencies to debate and vote on the nominees before their recommendation comes to him.

President Aquino also reminded that this process needed to be undertaken, considering that there was still a pending case before the Supreme Court that questioned the way the declaration of the last National Artist awardees seemed to have been done by short cutting the process.

“We don’t want a repeat of this,” he said, in reference to the controversy over the National Artist awards granted by the administration of former President Gloria Arroyo to movie director Carlos Caparas, among others.

On calls for him to declare a National Day of Mourning for Dolphy, Aquino said he had asked his officials to study the “precedents” of such declarations because he wanted to find out whether he had a right to make such a declaration or even instead a National Day of Remembrance.

He said he respected deeply Dolphy whom he stressed helped society very much through the arts he had pursued all his life.

“He helped a lot of people and we really need to highlight him as a good example for the next generation,” President Aquino also said of Dolphy.


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  • John Sulayman

    So… may pasok pa rin. Right?

  • Palparan

    Move on people! no one lives forever… Puro dolphy na lng news…Tigilan nyo na  ito… Patay na di Dolphy… go on with your lives…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      U have a life? I bet no one loves you and u dont have any1 to love. Sad life u have, thrives in bitterness.

    • CaseBlue

      We can move on after his burial. While his wake is ongoing, let us respect his memory. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    bOY pICK UP : humihina na ba rating ni PNOY?

    neneng B : bAKIT?

    bOY pICK UP : kasi kahit patay pinapatulan na…

    BOOOMMMMMM…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      At ikaw pati artikulo sa patay pinapatulan mo pa? Hay naku, bat ba kita pinapatulan pa.

    • CaseBlue

      Let us respect the memory of the dead and not inject politics into it. 

    • adam_d_ant

      of course … eh kung hindi namatay ang mga magulang nito, ni gate ng malacanang, hindi man lang marating.

      kailangan pa ba ng declaration?  me declaration man o wala, alam na ng madlang pipol na wala na si pidol.  madaming nalungkot at madamin na din ang “masaya” kasi tapos na ang physical sufferings ni dolphy.

      is pidol worthy of nat’l artist award?  dito tama naman si penoy.  me proceso.

  • batmanlaijai

    may pakinabang ba taong bayan dyan?…. haayyyyy…. para sa mga artista lng yon… sila-sila lng naman nagtutulungan… ang taong bayan pa nga nagpapayaman sa kanila… huwag mo na isali taong bayan dyan sa national day… wala kami pakinabang dyan!!!!!

    • thechosenonekingjames

       ako may pakinabang na patayin ka…ipagluluksa namin pagpanaw u diretcho sa impyerno wahahahaha

  • julymorning

    HAY NAKU, ABNOY! UTAK BUDOY KA TALAGA! KUNYARI KAPA NA LULUNGKOT KAY DOLPY. ANG DAPAT MONG EDEKLARA NA NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING AY YUNG MGA HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AT UNSOLVED KILLINGS, GAYA NG MGA MINASAKER NG MGA AMPATUAN. MAUUBOS NALANG ANG BUHOK SA ULO MO, PERO WALA KA PA RING GINAGAWA. PURO KA LANG PA CUTE, E BUDOY KA NAMAN. INAATUPAG MO LANG MGA GAWA GAWA MONG KWENTO SA LOVELIFE MO. WALA KANG PINAG KAIBA SA KAPATID MONG MADALDAL NA PURO PA CUTE.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

    Ano ba na-icontrbute ni dolphy? aber..mga patawa nya. babaw nu naman. puro lang pambabae ginawa.. un contrbution nya, hindi ako natatawa sa kanya..magaling pa c BALUT

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

    eto c ABNOY magaling pa mag-artista kay PIDOL eh. yan oh, paiyak-iyak daw, para kunyari maka-masa para kuha sympathia mga bugok

    • thechosenonekingjames

       chupain u na lang etits ko wahahaha

  • pepengkabayo

    Aquino declares Friday a National Day of Remembrance to honor Dolphy…

    Showbiz na Showbiz talaga si Pnoy.
    National Day of Remembrance in honor of Dolphy. In honor of what?
    For making us laugh.
    Not to disrespect Dolphy as King of Comedy but I prefer Chiquito and Pugak as the funny men. Sa mukha pa lang nakakatawa na.

    On the other hand, Dolphy is not really that good role model in terms of Filipino family values
    The only thing worth mentioning is….all his children from different moms are bonding together as Dolphy is the glue.
    Now that he is gone, for sure they will go separate and different ways.
    RIP Dolphy….you are a comedy legend.

  • sigena

    nakahanda na si pnoy kay zsa zsa



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