Dolphy, Comedy’s King.

But where his spirit was strong, his body had so weakened. He had to go.”

JULY 10th, 2012. The day would’ve turned out to be fine, as it was reported that Dolphy was already in a stable condition. It was 9 P.M. when ABS-CBN’s Sol Aragones delivered the news that he has finally passed away. I couldn’t believe as everyone was expecting that he’d be fine already. But then it happened.

When I was a kid, Studio 23 has this “Lunch Box Office” during noon in which they air Filipino movies. And having the privilege of watching those, I can say I’m so damn lucky. Not all kids those days got to watch a Dolphy movie almost everyday. I watched Home Along da Riles, and the movie one, and there was the Home Along da Airport too. You see, Dolphy defines Comedy. And Comedy defines Dolphy. It was his life. But as he say: “The show must go on” everything must go on. People have to move on. I feel bad that I won’t be able to go to his wake, but hey, I got to watch his movies.

“Dying is only one thing to be sad over, living unhappily is something else.” -Morrie Schwartz


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