Dolphy holding on – Eric Quizon
Son Eric Quizon updates the press at the Makati Medical Center.

BACK ON THE RESPIRATOR because he can't breathe on his own anymore, says son Ronnie in an interview. Screen grab from YouTube

MANILA, Philippines – “(My father is ) very critical but we’re still hoping na makakasama pa namin siya (that he will remain with us),” says Eric Quizon of his father, Comedy King Dolphy, in a press conference at the Makati Medical Center just now.

“His organs and muscles have gotten weak,” he admits.

Eric says that his father showed good signs last Monday and breathed on his own for 6 hours. After that, they had to put him back on the respirator.

“At the end of the day, it all depends on what’s in store for him,” says Eric. “Sana maging matatag kami para sa kanya (We hope we can be strong for him).”

Eric says that they can no longer speak with Dolphy, although he responds to whatever they say. “Sana maging maayos nang lahat (We hope things will fall into place),” he says.

The Comedy King is now on ’round the clock observation. –

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