Dolphy didn't play favorites, daughter says
|Dolphy's daughter Madonna Quizon|
MANILA, Philippines -- Comedy King Dolphy didn't play favorites with his children but he certainly had a soft spot for his five daughters -- his real angels.
"For all of the girls naman, even up to the end when he was in the ICU it was like that," his daughter Madonna Quizon said.
"My brothers were like asking him, 'Dad, do you feel pain, may masakit ba?' Tumatango siya sa brothers ko. Two minutes I arrived. Sabi ko, 'Dad. may masakit ba, do you feel pain?' 'Yung movement ng head niya 'no.' Biglang hindi. Sabi ni Epi, 'Dad, kakasabi mo lang masakit ngayon si Donna lang ang nagtanong sa iyo biglang walang masakit,'" Madonna said in an interview with Ces Drilon for "Pipol," which aired on Monday night.
Madonna said this was because her father made sure that her daughters wouldn't feel sad.
"He's like that, he doesn't wanna see the girls cry or suffer. Ayaw niya yon," she added.
Madonna, who is Dolphy's daughter with Alice "Baby" Smith, said she felt really loved by her father. "I felt it even if I don't hear him, just the actions. I know he love me so much," she said.
In Dolphy's book "Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-Isa," Dolphy explained why he was closer to his daughters.
"Ang siste, tag-isang babae lang sa bawat 'set-up.' Nagseselos ang mga lalaki kasi raw mas mabait ako sa mga girls. Pero ang totoo, sa mga babae lang din ako nakakakuha nang mas matinding karinyo, 'yon bang yayakapin ka at lalambingin. Masarap 'yon, e. Pang-alis pagod," he said.
"Sasabihin na naman mas spoiled ang babae. Ang mga anak na lalaki kasi, 'pag medyo malaki na, naghahanap na ng gimmick. Ang babae, kahit ano'ng edad pa siya -- yayakapin ka, kakandong, mangangarinyo. Hindi rin totoong mas lamang ang regalo ng babae sa lalaki. As much as possible, pantay-pantay 'yan," Dolphy added.