MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) has given the go-signal for the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to proceed with the selection process for the next batch of National Artists amid the clamor to confer the National Artist Award, even posthumously, to Comedy King Dolphy.
Dolphy is dead and like all great comics, his timing was perfect. He was always on cue when to come in, when to go out. Teddy Locsin Jr. expresses regret that the one time we had -- not just one but many chances -- we missed our cue. - The World Tonight, ANC, July 11, 2012
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