MANILA, Philippines – Cinema One, the cable movie channel of ABS-CBN, is paying tribute to Philippine King of Comedy Dolphy by airing his most memorable films.
Among them are “Markova: Comfort Gay,” where Dolphy received an award at the Brussels International Film Festival in 2001 for playing the role of a “comfort gay” during the Japanese occupation era in Manila; and top grossers “Facifica Falayfay” and “Jack and Jill of the Third Kind.”
Cinema One will also air Peque Gallaga’s “Once Upon A Time,” which starred Dolphy on July 16 at 12 a.m., right after the “Inside the Cinema” episode on the King of Comedy on July 15 at 10 p.m.
Dolphy died on Tuesday night after a five-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
Several Filipinos have been rooting for the Comedy King to be named as National Artist for his significant contributions to Philippine television and movies.
On Wednesday, the Office of the Solicitor General gave the go signal for the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to proceed with the selection process for the next batch of National Artists, which is done every three years.
Dolphy was nominated for the award in 2009, but he failed to make it to the final cut.
Below is the list of the King of Comedy’s films to be aired on Cinema One from July 14 to 20:
July 14, Saturday
6 a.m. Pinokyo and the Little Snow
8 a.m. Buhay Artista (Ngayon)
10 a.m. Da Best of John and Marsha
July 15, Sunday
1 a.m. Markova
3 a.m. Omeng Satanasia
5 a.m. Jack and Jill and John
7 a.m. Bornebol
9 a.m. Da Best in the West 2
11 a.m. John and Marsha Ngayon
July 16 to 20 (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. at “Kool Pinoy Cinema” block)
July 16 Facifica Falayfay
July 17 John and Marsha
July 18 Anthony and Cleopatra
July 19 War Kami ng Misis Ko
July 20 Dolphy’s Angel
July 16 to 20 (1 p.m. at “Laughternoon Out Loud” block)
July 16 Darna Kuno
July 17 Jack and Jill of the Third Kind
July 18 Nang Maghalo ang Balat sa Tinalupan
July 19 Captain Barbell
July 20 The Godfather
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