The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) joins the whole nation in mourning the passing of Rodolfo Vera Quizon, also known as Dolphy—actor, producer, and dubbed as the country’s one and only King of Comedy.
We fully recognize and appreciate his artistic contributions in the country— encompassing several generations. He was able to lighten the burden of living for many Filipinos because of his sense of humor which appeal very much to the Filipinos, and alleviate national pain, especially during times of crisis.
While the NCCA recognizes the clamor for the conferment of the National Artist Award to him, the policy stands that any nominee should go through the process of selection, which we have earlier explained to the public.
In this light, the NCCA is one with the whole nation in praying for the soul of Dolphy, a true gem of the film and television industry.