Dolphy Quizon deserves National Artist Award recognition

    In a poll conducted by Yahoo News, almost 80% believe that Dolphy deserves to be called a National Artist by his  unparalleled contribution in the entertainment industry. However, as Lacierda said, it's not the proper time for that recognition since a TRO was filed preventing Malacanang from conferring the Order of National Artists award.
    Dolphy Quizon National Artist Award
    Photo: Comedy King Dolphy deserves National Artist Award

    A due process should be followed in the selection of National Artist. It is proper that Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission on Cultural and the Arts (NCCA) select the next awardee to prevent any issues.

    “We recognize the process and it is a very rigid process. There are several tiers in nominating a national artist. We would like to respect the process. So we will leave it with both the NCCA and the CCP because these are the two joint boards who will nominate the national artist,” said Lacierda.

    President Noynoy Aquino meanwhile, awarded the veteran actor the Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart for his iconic contribution in the entertainment industry.

    The Comedy King recently face a major challenge as he remains under observation  at Makati Medical Center due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (pneumonia) and weak kidney.

    The entire Philippines is in support for Dolphy (Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr. in real life). In Twitter Philippines over the week, the hashtags #PrayforDolphy and "Dolphy" became trending topics.

    Unlike on the first few days after  he rushed to the hospital last June 9, major hoax on twitter says the comedy King is dead. As I've noticed also if I'am going to type Dolphy in Yahoo search , you may see related suggestions such as Dolphy died, Dolphy death, Dolphy dies and the so on- and that is a major disaster in the online world! For now, let's think of good vibes for the Comedy icon!

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