Friday, July 13, 2012

President Benigno Aquino III declared July 13 as 'National Day of Remembrance for Dolphy'

Thursday President Benigno Aquino III issued a Proclamation no. 433 declaring July 13 as 'National Day of Remembrance for Dolphy', this is hours before he visited the wake of Dolphy.

 Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in an interview,

"On the Day of National Remembrance, to honor the memory of the late Rodolfo "Dolphy" Quizon Sr., the President asks all our countrymen to reflect on the art and artistry, the personal kindness and generosity, and deep patriotism of Dolphy, and the manner in which he exemplified in his works and life the positive values of the Filipino people. The President asks all our countrymen to make this Day of Remembrance a celebration of the full life that Dolphy, with utmost generosity, shared with the country,"

"President Aquino said that every milestone that Dolphy marked in a career that spanned decades, raised the standards of the entertainment industry, and strengthened our cultural identity, giving innumerable aspirants an example to look up to," 

"But that even as we grieve the loss of a cultural icon and a master of his field, we should never forget that Dolphy made generations of Filipinos laugh; he was unparalleled in tapping into our inherently jovial spirit—that both challenges and triumphs could be met with optimism and cheer; and that therefore, this was the greatest gift he gave the Filipino people, and this is the kindness that he will always be remembered for: Dolphy was relentless in reminding us all to always open ourselves to joy,"

Pres. Noynoy Aquino is vocal on his admiration with the late Comedy King and is in favor of naming Dolphy as a National Artist in the citation of Dolphy's contribution in the industry for six decades.

To the King of Comedy, you are truly an example of a true artist!


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