Dolphy gives Willie 'political' advice


Posted at Sep 22 2009 08:32 PM | Updated as of Sep 23 2009 04:45 AM

MANILA – Do not enter the dirty world of politics.

Comedy King Dolphy has offered this advice to “Wowowee” host Willie Revillame, who is being urged to run in next year’s elections.

Dolphy said he dissuaded the popular afternoon host from running when they talked Monday night, saying “it is not yet the right time.”

“Iyong pagpupulitika kako mas marumi kesa sa artista. Pag-aralan mong mabuti kako. Pero para sa akin it’s not the right time, di ba? He’s doing okay ngayon. Hanggang nagpapasaya ka ng tao, sige magpasaya ka muna. Maybe, later on,” Dolphy told ABS-CBN News.

Dolphy had been urged to run for senator once. The veteran actor, however, declined the offer. He said he was more afraid of winning in the elections than losing.

“Natatakot siya (Revillame) talaga. Mananalo siya talaga. Sa akin iyon ang sabi ko, ayokong magpulitika…. doon nga ako natatakot baka manalo ako. Ganoon din si Willie,” he laughingly said.

Dolphy is shooting his comeback film “Juan,” which will also feature Revillame, Eddie Garcia and sons Epi Quizon, who will play the young Dolphy, and Vandolph.

Directed by Dolphy’s another son, Eric Quizon, “Juan” is one of the official entries to the annual Metro Manila Film Festival in December.

“Juan” tells the story of a senior citizen who desperately wants to appear on “Wowowee” where he will meet again his one true love after years of not seeing each other.

Meanwhile, Dolphy broke his silence on the National Artist issue.

Like any other actor, the 81-year-old actor said it is his ultimate dream to receive the award. His supporters said Dolphy should be named in the Order of National Artists, citing his contributions in the film industry.

He joked: “Sabi ko nga make-up artist na lang o national arthritis award.” Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News