Dolphy's fans flock to Heritage Park

by Ryan Chua, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 12 2012 01:36 PM | Updated as of Jul 13 2012 12:29 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Friends and fans of the late movie and television icon Dolphy have started flocking to the Heritage Park in Taguig City to pay their respects to him.

Fans queue to get a glimpse of their idol, Comedy King Dolphy, during the public viewing at the Heritage Park in Taguig City on Thursday. The family has allowed the public to view Dolphy from 8am to 3pm until Saturday at the Heritage Park where he will also be buried on Sunday. Photo by Fernando Sepe, Jr.

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos visited the wake for a short while at past 7 a.m. on Thursday.

Sen. Lito Lapid, Dolphy's colleague in the move industry, came at past 10 in the morning.

"Noong araw, extra pa lang ako, kasama ko na 'yan eh," he said. "Idol ko siya. Napakabait niya lalong lalo na sa pamilya niya."

Public viewing of his remains started at 8:30 a.m., and since then, ordinary people have been entering the chapel continuously.

The Taguig Police deployed 20 of its personnel to guard the place.