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Dolphy Written by Armida Siguion- Reyna

Friday, June 22, 2012


The first time I wrote about Dolphy here in this space had to do with  the launching of his tell-all autobiography, in 2008. But that wasn’t the first time we had worked together, for he had appeared in Aawitan Kita on television, many, many years ago. He recalls having quit smoking in 1975, so his guesting in my show could only have been anywhere between 1970 and 1974, for the one picture still I have of that afternoon has him holding on to a cigarette.

Then again sometime early in 1983, Dolphy was there, when my election as Kapisanan ng Artista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (KAPP) president was questioned by movie industry bigwigs who refused to accept the legitimacy of the proxy votes our group had obtained. He had signed a proxy in my favor, so he refused to say anything against me.

Gathered at the Club Filipino in Greenhills to finally settle who was right and who was wrong, Dolphy was seated by the presidential table; character actor Paquito Diaz took to the floor to lambast my seeking the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ruling on the matter. For some strange reason, Paquito couldn’t pronounce SEC, which was the proper acronym for the state agency; he kept on saying “SEX” over and over again, and that sent everyone giggling. Especially the “King of Filipino Comedy.”.... MORE

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