Lawmaker files Senate resolution commending Dolphy-A A +A
Saturday, July 14, 2012
LITO Lapid, one of the three senators who came from the entertainment industry, has filed a resolution expressing the chamber’s grief and tribute to the late Comedy King Dolphy.
Lapid, who visited Dolphy’s remains at the Heritage Park in Taguig City on Thursday, said it is proper for the Senate to honor the man whose numerous roles on the big screen and television touched the hearts of generations of Filipinos.
"The Philippine Senate has in several occasions paid its respects to remarkable Filipino for their legacy, thus the resolution to Dolphy,” the resolution stated, a copy of which will be given to the deceased actor’s family.
The resolution has yet to be adopted by the 23-member body since it will only resume session on July 23, two days before Dolphy’s 84th birthday.
Aside from Lapid, the other actors in the Senate are Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada, whose father ex-President Joseph Estrada was one of Dolphy’s close friends.
President Benigno Aquino III declared Friday as the National Day of Remembrance to honor the memory of Dolphy or Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr. in real life.
A private funeral is set on Sunday afternoon also at the Heritage Park. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)