Epy Quizon: We are not mourning anymore

Posted at 07/14/14 3:48 PM

Comedy King Dolphy

MANILA -- The Quizon family is no longer grieving the death of patriarch, Dolphy or Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. in real life, as they mark the Comedy King's second death anniversary.

Appearing on Mornings@ANC on Monday, actor Epy Quizon said he and his siblings have decided to celebrate instead the colorful life of their father.

"I can't believe it has been two years. Put it this way, the family has moved on. It's just that the family miss him, really miss him, I don't think it will ever stop," Epy said.

"It never goes away but you know at least now, this year we want to celebrate. We are not mourning anymore, we are just celebrating his life. So we lined up series of events," he said.

According to Epy, the Quizon family is organizing a fun run dubbed "Botak at Kadla ni Pidol" on July 20 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

On the same day, there will also be "One Pink Day" exhibit organized by the LGBT community at Quezon City Hall.

"You know my father has done homesexual roles and the LGBT group will have an exhibit of father's costumes and the things he used in movies when he played gay characters," Epy said.

On July 25, the Quizons will stage a mini-concert dubbed "Gabi Ni Dolphy" at the Marikina Sports Complex.

"You will see singing, dancing and you will see the antics of my father that we learned from him. So you will see Vandolph, me, Eric, my other brothers, my other cousins, Zsa Zsa (Padilla) and friends from the industry will be there," Epy said.

Proceeds of fun run will go to special advocacy projects of Dolphy Aid Para sa Pinoy Foundation.

In the interview, Epy also promoted the game app Dolphy Clean Up to honor the veteran comedian.

Last Thursday, Quizons commemorated the second death anniversary of Dolphy, who died on July 10, 2012 after years of battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.