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Dolphy's legacy: A year later

Jul 10, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Remembering his life as the story of our entertainment on his death anniversary

Photo by Raffy De Guzman/Rappler

On referencing cinema, plus remembering Dolphy

Jul 05, 2013 - 3:27 AM

Ronnie Quizon on the transitions in cinema and in his family

TRANSITION. Quizon as a lost cameraman in "Rekorder." Production still from the film's Facebook page.

The last bow

Jul 17, 2012 - 10:52 AM

The truth is that Rodolfo Vera Quizon didn’t need to be perfect; he didn’t need to wage wars against occupiers or the corrupt; or to enrich his country’s coffers or radically transform society in order to become Dolphy

The Comedy King speaking

Jul 15, 2012 - 1:33 AM

Some of Dolphy s most memorable quotes give us a peek into his personality

Waiting for Dolphy

Jul 11, 2012 - 10:20 PM

The first day of comedy king Dolphy s wake begins at the Heritage Memorial Park and ends at the theater built in his name

The first of Dolphy's fans attempt to catch a glimpse of the Comedy King's wake. 11 Jul 2012. Photo by Geric Cruz.

Why Dolphy is not yet a National Artist

Jul 11, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Dolphy s controversial gay roles and a difficult selection process are cited as reasons for the King of Comedy s failure to be recognized as National Artist when he was alive

PNoy, politicians mourn Dolphy

Jul 10, 2012 - 10:28 PM

President Benigno Aquino III and several other politicians condole with the family of the late Comedy King

Dolphy is dead at 83

Jul 10, 2012 - 9:13 PM

2nd UPDATE The Philippine King of Comedy succumbs to a chronic lung disease

BYE FOR NOW, JOHN. Dolphy — John Puruntong or Bill Cosme, depending on your generation — has gone ahead. Love, light and prayers to his family. Screen grab from YouTube

The Yahoo OMG! Awards 2012

Jul 07, 2012 - 2:22 PM

Celebrities and their fans converged to the SM Mall of Asia Arena and filled the place with OMG energy

LOVE TEAM OF THE YEAR Xian Lim and Kim Chiu. All photos by Emil Sarmiento

Dolphy's condition continues to improve

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Doctors and family hope to remove Dolphy from the ICU

Dolphy's vital signs continue to improve

Jun 28, 2012 - 6:44 PM

The king of comedy is cleared of pneumonia

COMMUNICATING WITHOUT SOUND. ANC reported that Dolphy's family communicates with him through lip reading. Screen grab from YouTube

Dolphy is still critical although stable - doctor

Jun 27, 2012 - 7:13 PM

Doctors are doing everything they can for the comedy king

18 DAYS AFTER, DOLPHY is doing better but is still in critical condition. Screen grab from YouTube

Ailing Dolphy smiles again - doctor

Jun 26, 2012 - 7:51 PM

Dolphy regains sensation which means he is also feeling pain — and doctors believe this is good

'SMILING AGAIN.' The comedy king is also making his family and fans smile. Screen grab from YouTube

Dolphy's condition improves after tracheostomy

Jun 24, 2012 - 4:51 PM

The condition of comedy king Dolphy somehow improved after he underwent tracheostomy




Lessons Dolphy taught me

Jun 22, 2012 - 9:57 AM

The Philippines’ king of comedy has also been a teacher in his own right

Dolphy's condition improves

Jun 22, 2012 - 7:48 AM

The family s decision to let him undergo dialysis did the Comedy King well

THE PURUNTONG FAMILY, 1975. The cast of 'John en Marsha.' (Standing) Matutina, Dely Atay-atayan, (seated) Maricel Soriano, Dolphy, Nida Blanca and Rolly Quizon. Photo from Facebook

The man who made us laugh

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:59 PM

Dolphy is more than a National Artist appointed by a committee and anointed by a Palace

Dolphy undergoes dialysis

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

The King of Comedy s vital signs stabilized overnight encouraging his family to take this step

THERE'S ALWAYS REASON TO laugh. Blogger Azrael Colladilla wih Dolphy in 2009. The Comedy King was already ailing with COPD, but still managed to make the reporters laugh. Photo from Azrael Colladilla.

Dolphy hashtags trending

Jun 21, 2012 - 6:05 AM

Prayer power is alive and well among Dolphy fans on Twitter

DOLPHY FAN ART posted on Twitter by @drixsalazar

My dad is really a fighter - Eric Quizon

Jun 20, 2012 - 7:29 PM

Here s the latest on Dolphy from Eric Quizon

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS are all praying for the Comedy King whose condition may change anytime. Screen grab from YouTube

Dolphy holding on - Eric Quizon

Jun 20, 2012 - 6:30 PM

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

Dolphy in critical condition, says report

Jun 20, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Fans are asked for prayers anew as the Comedy King goes back to being critical

IN CRITICAL CONDITION. The family continues to ask for prayers #PrayforDolphy. Screen grab from YouTube