Salamat, Tito Dolphy - An ABS-CBN tribute

Posted at 07/12/12 9:10 PM

MANILA - Here's a compilation of links to stories and videos on ABS-CBN's tribute for the Philippines' King of Comedy Dolphy held at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN on July 11, 2012.

The requiem Mass and tribute was capped by a moving speech from Dolphy's long-time partner, Zsa Zsa Padilla, who sang "Through The Years" to her "lovey" who passed away July 10 at the age of 83.

Tears flow as Zsa Zsa sings 'Through The Years' for Dolphy
Dolphy’s long-time partner Zsa Zsa Padilla on Wednesday talked about the comedian’s resiliency and how his ordeal brought their whole family together. Padilla also thanked those who were there for Dolphy while he was still battling his illness. She also recalled how Dolphy was as a partner.

Dolphy is now home, son says
During ABS-CBN's tribute for Dolphy, actor and director Eric Quizon said his father kept on saying, "uwi na ako, uwi na ako" while he was at the hospital. "His wish was granted today. We brought him home to Marina and we brought him home here to family, his Kapamilya, and now he is home with his creator," Quizon said.

Gary V sings 'Father's Love' in Dolphy tribute
Gary Valenciano sang “Father’s Love” during the tribute to comedy king Dolphy on Wednesday. Dolphy died Tuesday night due to multiple organ failure. He was 83 years old. – ANC

Jed performs 'To Where You Are' at Dolphy tribute
Singer Jed Madela offered his own rendition of Josh Groban’s "To Where You Are" during a tribute prepared for Comedy King Dolphy on Wednesday. The veteran comedian’s remains currently lie at the Dolphy Theater inside the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City.

Erik Santos sings 'Diyos ay Pag-ibig' at Dolphy tribute
Singer Erik Santos on Wednesday performed a moving rendition of "Diyos Ay Pag-Ibig" during the tribute program for veteran comedian Dolphy. Santos' performance came after Dolphy's son Eric Quizon delivered his speech expressing gratitude to all who have been part of his father's life.-- ANC, July 11, 2012

Vina Morales sings at Dolphy tribute
Singer Vina Morales on Wednesday performed Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" during the tribute program for comedy king Dolphy. Morales took the stage after film producer Marichu Vera-Perez paid tribute to the film icon, recounting his "discovery" as a film actor in the 1950s. -- ANC, July 11, 2012, Wednesday

Piolo sings 'Hindi Kita Malilimutan' for Dolphy
Singer and actor Piolo Pascual sang the entrance hymn during the necrological mass for Dolphy held at the Dolphy Theater on Wednesday. Bringing the Quizon family to tears, Pascual gave a solemn rendition of “Hindi Kita Malilimutan.”

Basil sings 'Lift Up Your Hands' at Dolphy tribute
Music icon Basil Valdez on Wednesday sang "Lift Up Your Hands" as part of the tribute program for Comedy King Dolphy. Valdez's performance followed the eulogy offered by ABS-CBN President Charo Santos Concio. -- ANC

Nova Villa, 'Home Along' family thank Dolphy
Veteran actress Nova Villa on Wednesday spoke during the necrological Mass for film icon Dolphy. The long-time onscreen partner of Dolphy -- they starred as husband-and-wife in ABS-CBN sitcom "Home Along Da Riles" for 11 years -- paid tribute to the veteran actor, and offered comic relief as she recounted fond memories of the "Comedy King." -- ANC, July 11, 2012, Wednesday 

Charo: Dolphy a true king, but a humble one
ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio, who starred as Dolphy’s leading lady in the 1982 film “My Juan en Only,” described the comedy king as an unassuming, humble and shy man who never changed despite his fame.

Gabby Lopez: Dolphy exemplified the best in Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN Corp. chief executive officer and chairman Eugenio Lopez III delivered a moving eulogy for the late King of Comedy Dolphy, describing him as an "extraordinary person who became a symbol for the ordinary Filipino."

'Women liked Dolphy more than Eddie Gutierrez'

MANILA, Philippines – The country's Comedy King Dolphy proved to be more irresistible to women even compared to matinee idol Eddie Gutierrez in the '50s and '60s, a film producer said during the tribute to the late comedian on Wednesday.

Salamat, Tito Dolphy
MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) - Dolphy returned to his old home television network ABS-CBN on Wednesday, with his family, friends, and former colleagues in the media and entertainment industry welcoming him with open arms.

Zsa Zsa, Eric Quizon thank ABS-CBN
MANILA, Philippines -- Dolphy's wish to "go home" after over a month of critical care at a hospital was granted three times when he passed away on Tuesday evening, his son Eric Quizon said.