12 July 2012

July 13: National Day To Honor Dolphy

July 13, 2012 (07/13/2012) Friday is a National Day of Remembrance to Honor the late Rodolfo "Dolphy" Quizon Sr. President Benigno Aquino III announced the issuance of the Presidential Proclamtion No. 433 just after he paid his respects to the COMEDY KING whose remains at the Heritage Park on Taguig City. 

Abigail Valte,a deputy Palace spokesperson with his full text announcement:

"Tonight President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Proclamation No. 433, declaring tomorrow, July 13, 2012 a National Day of Remembrance to honor the memory of the late Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon, Sr.
The President issued the proclamation in recognition of how the nation deeply feels the passing of Dolphy. In the proclamation, the President cited Dolphy as a man who will live on in Philippine cultural history -- and in the hearts of many of his countrymen.

President Aquino in his proclamation 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.

The President also cited Dolphy as a philanthropist, whose encouragement of charitable causes was driven by a deep-rooted recognition of the promise within his fellowmen and a genuinely generous heart.

In citing Dolphy’s life and career, the President in his proclamation said it is appropriate to mark the memory of Mr. Quizon’s contributions to Philippine culture, arts, and entertainment; 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.

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.

The President’s proclamation is in keeping with the wishes expressed by the late Dolphy himself, and his family, that he be remembered not with sadness, but with the same warmth and joy he brought to the lives of millions throughout his career."

While on the other "fun" part, a lawmaker from Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone filed a bill that will make July 10 (Dolphy's day of death ) as Filipino Fun Day - a special non-working holiday if passed.

To those who are curious about the reason of death of the Comedy King, Dolphy died with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Dolphy dies at 83 years old.

Why Evardone passed this bill?

According to Evardone, Dolphy made the Philippines "Its More FUN in the Philippines" because the comedy king - in his 60 years of lighten up - never failed to make Filipino laugh. With this, Evardone declaring July 10 to be a Filipino Fun day to honor the Comedy King - Rodolfo "Dolphy" Quizon Sr.

If the bill passed then the employees who work that day will be paid to 130% and additional 30% if they work overtime.

"Even for just a day, let Filipinos have fun the Dolphy way," Evardone said.

Does it lighten you up? Mark your Calendar :)


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