Vhong vows to continue Dolphy's legacy-A A +A
Friday, July 13, 2012
COMEDIAN Vhong Navarro and his contemporaries vowed to continue the legacy left the by the King of Comedy, Dolphy.
Vhong together with Mel Feliciano and "Home Along Da Riles" director Johnny Manahan carried the gold coffin of the late comedian inside the Dolphy Theater last Wednesday at ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City.
During the necrological service and eulogy of the station, Vhong became very emotional.
In an interview, Vhong shared that he knew of Dolphy's passing minutes after his plane landed in Manila from Korea.
He said it was a surreal moment for him and Dolphy will remain his idol in the local entertainment industry. It was the veteran comedian who helped him learn the ropes of showbiz.
"Palagi ko siyang kasama kaya para sa akin yun na yung best memory ko sa kanya. Ang sarap na makatrabaho si Tito Dolphy kasi ang turing niya sa iyo eh anak, kaya nga ang tawag ko sa kanya eh Tatay."
Vhong started to work with Dolphy in "Home Along" series and had the opportunity to share the small screen with the late comedian in "May Bukas Pa."
He recalled that the Comedy King tried to stand for him when he was sacked in the show.
"Nakita ko yung paglaban niya para sa akin. Ini-explain sa kanya kung bakit ako tatanggalin sa Home pero ayaw niya. Siya din yung nag-explain sa akin," he said.
"Yung Home Along family, hindi lang yun sa harap ng camera, hanggang sa likod yun. Nagkikita kita kami off-cam."
Asked what he has learned from the late comedian, Vhong shared a few.
"Totoo yung sinasabi niya na pagtumatawa ka eh nakakahawa yun. Sa kanya ko din natutunan na ang problema ay iniiwan sa bahay. Bilang kumedyante, hindi mo magagamit yun sa labas pag may problema ka," he said.
On his little ways, Vhong wants to preserve the legacy left by the Comedy King. He promised to better his craft, not disappoint the fans, to always remain humble and to continue learning.
"Kung ano yung sinimulan niya, hindi namin iiwan yun. Itutuloy namin yun ng mga bagong generation ng comedians." (Sunnex)