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Bulacan honors Comedy King Dolphy
Friday, 13 July 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS- Along with the Filipino people, Bulakeños also mourn over the death of one of the pillars of Philippine entertainment industry and dubbed as the country’s Comedy King Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. popularly known as Dolphy who passed away last July 10, 2012 at the age of 83.

In line with this, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Bulacan recently passed the Provincial Ordinance No. 225-T’12 that fetes Dolphy the highest recognition as a Bulakenyo and for his insurmountable contributions inside and outside of show business.

Aside from the acknowledgement of his contributions in his chosen field and for serving as an inspiration to Filipinos, the resolution also extends the province’s condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased.

The said resolution of the Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado was proposed by Board Member Ramon R. Posadas and was authored by Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando and Board Member Michael C. Fermin, seconded by all remaining board members.

The respected comedian who had been famous in the field of acting for television, radio and film is a true blooded Bulakeño. His mother Salud Vera is from Wawa, Balagtas, Bulacan.

Prior to this, the PGB awarded the Comedy King the “Gawad Dangal ng Lipi” on September 15, 1995 under the Performing Arts in Acting category in accordance with the Provincial Ordinance No. 386-T’95 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan at the Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, in this city.

Dolphy died after a five-year battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) according to the official statement of the Quizon family. His body lies inside the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City. ###

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