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An Ode To A One Fine Man–Dolphy. The Comedy King of Philippine Movie

I remember laughing alone in front of the old TV, 
watching black and white movie re-runs during the lazy afternoon after school.
I remember you…
as an actor who can portray gay roles in the most funny and effective way.
as “Jack” (n Jill), as “Facifica Falayfay”, as “Fefita Fofonggay”, as “Darna"
as a super hero, super agent, super playboy and lover, super poor, super rich 
and the most super ordinary person.

"As I grew up watching "John en Marsha",  I thought it would be cool to have "Puruntong" as a surname.
You made us laugh even in your simplest punch lines.

As I grew older and idolized Kevin Costner, you stole the scene and became “Kevin Kosme”.
Once again, you created an unforgettable character.

I will remember you as a very famous person who supported politician friends but never run for any post.
The charismatic playboy but remains responsible with all of his kids.
So fortunate but never forgets the less fortunate.
So talented yet so simple, so successful yet so humble.

Thank you for all the laughter you brought us, 
for the humor you shared to us 
and the humility you unconsciously instilled in us.

Rest in peace… one fine man
the one and only Comedy King of the Philippine movies,
Rest in peace Mang Dolphy. 

Rodolfo Vera Quizon
July 25, 1928 – July 10, 2012

Photo Creditd; Google images 


  1. Ang naalala ko lang sa kanya e yun home along da riles, na hindi ko talaga maalala story dahil bata pa ako nun.. saka hindi ako mahilig manuod ng tv talaga.. RIP Dolphy.

    1. during the early days na-appreciate ko ang mga sitcoms, yan nga yung kina Mang Dolphy & Babalu na batch. but yung mga ngayon, no comment...

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    1. hay naku sis nagluluksa ang buong bayan para sa kanya

  3. malungkot ang nangyari sa kanya....kahanga hanga siya kasi kahit narating ang tagumpay ay hindi yumabang...matulungin at mabait na tao....

  4. This is one fine tribute. I need not say more.

  5. Very well written Balut. Lahat yan ay nasubaybayan ko, teka ganun naba ako katanda? hehe joke. May his soul rest in peace..

    1. THANK YOU Gracie...
      don't worry di ka nag-iisa sa feeling, may mas matanda sayo dito he he

  6. Sobrang bait ni Dolphy lalo na sa mga nangangailangan. Sa kanya pantay pantay ang tingin nya artista ka man o make up artist o alalay lang. RIP Dolphy!

    1. sana lang yung mga susunod eh ganyan din sa kanya... kaso karamihan mayayabang eh. nag-iisa lang talaga sya :(


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