Private burial set for Dolphy

Posted at 07/13/12 11:18 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Ronnie Quizon, one of Dolphy's sons, bared some details on the interment of the King of Philippine Comedy.

"Marami pa kasi ang pinag-uusapan, so ina-adjust pa rin. Parang ang magiging master of ceremony will be Eric (one of Dolphy's sons), kasi sa kanya din nilalapit. Kay Zsa Zsa (Dolphy's long-time partner) din minsan dini-discuss 'yung mga ia-accomodate kasi 'yung iba ino-offer nga 'yung mass," Ronnie said.

He added that a private burial has been set for Dolphy on Sunday.

"I think Sunday will be closed to the public. Umaga will be our time with him, final moments siguro, goodbyes. Siguro friends din. Yung hapon, 'yun ang pag-libing, I think 3 p.m.," he said.

Meanwhile, Ronnie reacted on the issue that some of their siblings are having a hard time coping with the death of their father.

"Ngayon, they are resting. Somehow, we will always miss him. It's just that kanya-kanya lang time to get over it. So what we can do right now is kung sino ang bumibigay ay tulungan, at kung sino ang nadapa, pick him up," he said.

Ronnie said that part of his last words to his father was his vow to help his siblings.

"Sabi ko, 'Daddy huwag kang mag-aalala. Kung 'yun lang ang fear mo na magkakawatak-watak kami, it won't be me," he said.

"Swerte kami ni Eric kasi gitna kami, so we were growing up and our older brothers and sister were treating us not like kalahting kapatid lang [pero] kapatid talaga. They treated me like their baby brother," he said.

National Day of Remembrance

In the interview, Ronnie also thanked the public for showing their love and support for Dolphy and his family.

President Benigno Aquino III has declared Friday, July 13, as the National Day of Remembrance for the late king of Philippine comedy through Proclamation 433.

"Noong nagkasakit pa lang ang Daddy ko and the nation prayed, that's more than enough. The show of love and affection for my dad, that's more than enough. It can never be compared to any award. Then that love continued for one month, sumama kayo doon sa rollercoaster ride namin nina Eric hanggang sa nawala siya, nandiyan pa rin ang pagmamahal niyo. I mean grabe, 'yun na 'yon. Para sa akin, that's my dad's finale, grabe. Thank you," Ronnie said.

Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte earlier said the Day of National Remembrance for Dolphy will allow Filipinos to reflect on the late comedian's artistry, his kindness and generosity, and his deep patriotism.

President Aquino also visited Dolphy's wake at the Heritage Park in Taguig City on Thursday to pay his last respects to the Comedy King.