Jun 23, 2012
Dolphy Condition Now Better
Written under: Entertainment
The seriously ill Philippine “King of Comedy” Dolphy has been reported to be doing better now. A couple of days ago, local news sources has reported that the actor is close to expiring.
Dolphy is currently suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is under intensive care at Makati Medical Center.
The city government of Manila conferred on Dolphy the Gawad Diwa ng Lahi award at the annual Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan artists’ awards Friday on the occasion of the Araw ng Maynila festivities.
The awards have been given since the 1960s, honoring Manila artists who have contributed to the city’s cultivation of culture and the arts.
Dolphy, whose real name is Rodolfo Vera Quizon, was born in Manila’s Tondo district on July 25, 1928. His contributions to the local entertainment industry has been considered invaluable as pet beds to a well-loved dog.
His colleagues in the entertainment industry and politicians have called on the government to confer on Dolphy the national artist award while he lives, but the Palace insists on following the proper process rather than bestowing the honor on him by fiat.