Dolphy's remains arrive at ABS-CBN

Posted at 07/11/12 3:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) -- The remains of the country's "King of Comedy" Dolphy arrived at ABS-CBN, the actor's home network for 40 years. 

From the Heritage Park in Taguig, the convoy first went to the actor's home at Marina Bayhomes in Parañaque City, where they stayed for only 10 minutes.

Aside from Dolphy's family and closest friends, members of the media tailed the funeral convoy.

Dolphy's remains and his family were welcomed by ABS-CBN executives, led by the network's chairman chairman Eugenio Lopez III and Channel 2 head Cory Vidanes.

The pallbearers included Star Magic chairman emeritus Johnny Manahan and "It's Showtime" hosts Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario.

The coffin is now at the former Studio 1, which was renamed Dolphy Theater years ago.

A public viewing will start at 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at ABS-CBN's Dolphy Theater, where a Mass and necrological services will also be held for the veteran actor.

Dolphy died on Tuesday night from multiple organ failure due to pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.