Superstar also calls for prayers for O'Hara
MANILA, Philippines -- Superstar Nora Aunor could not contain her tears after seeing Comedy King Dolphy for the first time in his critical state.
|"May awa ang Diyos." Outside the Makati Medical Center, Nora
Aunor becomes emotional as members of the press interview
her on the condition of Dolphy.
Aunor on Thursday visited Dolphy at the Makati Medical Center and was seen leaving its premises past 5 p.m.
She turned emotional as members of the press interviewed her on the condition of the ailing showbiz icon.
The veteran actress recounted her film projects with Dolphy, saying it was difficult to see him in his current condition -- a far cry from his energetic, all-smiles demeanor during their heydays.
"Alam ko fighter si Dolphy. Hindi ko lang matanggap na makita siyang ganun, dahil noong araw, sa apat na pelikulang pinagsamahan namin, pagnaiisip ko 'yung mga ginawa namin noon, talagang 'yung lakas niya, kita ko talaga 'yung lakas niya, at palagi siyang nagpapatawa sa set," Aunor said.
"Kaya kanina, parang hindi ko matanggap sa sarili ko na ganoon 'yung nakikita ko sa kanya," she added.
Among the films Aunor and Dolphy co-starred in were "Kaming Matapong ang Apog," "Jack n' Jill" and "My Bugoy Goes to Congress."
Prayers for film luminaries
Aunor also appeared distraught over the condition of award-winning director Mario O'Hara.
O'Hara was rushed to the hospital Wednesday due to leukemia, and is now undergoing chemotherapy. The veteran director most recently helmed Aunor's comeback television project "Sa Ngalan ng Ina."
The Superstar said she was also on her way to visit O'Hara to check on his condition.
"Same thing rin po sa nangyari sa direktor ko, kay Mario O'Hara. In fact tutuloy ako ngayon [sa kanya] para malaman ko 'yung sitwasyon niya," Aunor said.
Aunor joined calls for fervent prayers for both Dolphy and O'Hara.
"Sana tulungan po natin silang dalawa sa prayers. Ipagdasal po natin ang kanilang kaligtasan. May awa ang Diyos na gagaling sila," she said.
On Thursday afternoon, Dolphy's son Eric Quizon had said his father’s vitals were stable overnight and the comedy king has undergone dialysis.
Quizon also said his father’s platelet counts remain very low and Dolphy is susceptible to hemorrhaging.
Meanwhile, the entire family of Dolphy continue to stay at his side, with a number of his children overseas expected to arrive in the country this week.