|King of Comedy Dolphy
MANILA, Philippines -- A tribute-benefit concert for the late King of Philippine Comedy Dolphy dubbed "Dolphy Alay Tawa" will be held on September 19 at SM Mall of Asia Arena.
For the first time, the country's top three networks will unite to celebrate the comedian's life and works.
The event will be spearheaded by Dolphy's long-time partner Zsa Zsa Padilla and his children.
Proceeds of the show will go to the Philippine Red Cross, Hope In A Bottle, Eyebank of the Philippines and Dolphy Aid Para Sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc.
The country's biggest stars such as Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Vic Sotto, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano, Aga Muhlach, Ai Ai delas Alas, Judy Ann Santos, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, Michael V., Lorna Tolentino, Edu Manzano, Vhong Navarro, Toni Gonzaga, Angeline Quinto, Jolina Magdangal, Rachel Ann Go, Luis Manzano, Ryan Agoncillo, Wally and Jose, Derek Ramsay, Ruffa Gutierrez and many more will be part of the tribute show.
Dolphy, or Rodolfo Vera Quizon in real life, died last July 10 due to pneumonia and obstructive pulmonary disease and acute renal failure. He was 83.