CALIFORNIA – Former president Fidel V. Ramos shared his thoughts and well wishes for the ailing King of Comedy, Dolphy.
“We hope that Dolphy will recover fast to receive his award because people are happy about that, as far as I’m concerned. And we go like this (jumps up and down) ‘Kunin mo, kunin mo! Baka hindi mo na kaya’,” said Ramos.
Ramos met with the San Diego Filipino community. The energetic ex-president is in California to raise funds for his campaign.
“Si Dolphy kaedad ko iyan. Pareho edad naming, 84,” he said.
Dolphy’s fans in the US are also praying for their idol. They said Dolphy made them happy for many years. They also hope that he would live longer to continue bringing happiness to people.
“Magaling siyang magpatawa. Number one. Wala naman makakaparis kay Dolphy. Iba siya,” Dolphy’s fan, Marissa Fernandez said.
Fernandez also joins the clamor to honor Dolphy with a national artist award.
“Malaki din ang kontribusyon niya sa industriya ng pelikula so dapat bigyan talaga siya ng acknowledgement,” she said.
She urged fans to continue praying for Dolphy’s good health.
“Maraming nagdarasal para kay Dolphy. Just keep praying and he’ll make it,” she added.
Liza Escobar also supports the call to honor Dolphy, saying he’s an icon both in the Philippines and the US. Reports from Steve Angeles and Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau