MANILA, Philippines – Got no plans this weekend? You may want to look back at the life and work of King of Philippine Comedy Rodolfo “Dolphy” Vera Quizon by tuning in to these shows.
Dolphy died on Tuesday night after a five-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
A private burial is set for the Comedy King on Sunday, July 15.
Dolphy films on Cinema One
Cinema One, the Filipino movie channel of ABS-CBN, will air Dolphy’s most memorable films starting this Saturday, July 14.
Among them are “Markova,” 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.”
Below is the list of the King of Comedy’s films to be aired on Cinema One from July 14 to 16:
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
7 a.m. Facifica Falayfay
1 p.m. Darna Kuno
Cinema One’s tribute to Dolphy will run until July 20. For the full list of films, click here.
Dolphy on ‘MMK’
ABS-CBN drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya” will re-air the family drama episode topbilled by Dolphy on Saturday.
Here, Dolphy played the character of Abel, a father who was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. After spending 40 years in jail, he spent his freedom trying to reunite his family.
The episode also stars his son Epi Quizon, as well as Marita Zobel, Roxanne Guinoo, Eric Fructuso, John Arcilla, Nash Aguas and Makisig Morales.
“Maalaala Mo Kaya” airs after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN Channel 2.
Dolphy tribute on ‘ASAP 2012’
ABS-CBN’s top-rating Sunday musical variety show “ASAP 2012” is set to pay tribute to Dolphy with special production numbers led by mainstays Gary Valenciano, Toni Gonzaga, Arnel Pineda, KC Concepcion, Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Nikki Gil, Kean Cipriano and the ASAP Sessionistas.
The show will also welcome the cast of ABS-CBN’s newest afternoon offerings, “Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto” and “Precious Hearts Romances: Pintada.”
Kapamilya leading man Xian Lim will also be celebrating his birthday on “ASAP 2012” with on-screen partner Kim Chiu, as well as singer Jed Madela with The Company.
World-famous troupe Drum Tao, which is in town for a series of performances, will also make an appearance on the show.
“ASAP 2012” airs on ABS-CBN Channel 2 every Sunday at 12:15 p.m.
Dolphy tribute on ‘Sarah G Live’
Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo will pay tribute to Dolphy in her solo musical variety show “Sarah G Live,” which airs every Sunday.
The show will also feature Geronimo’s performances with Christian Bautista, Yeng Constantino, Jimmy Marquez and Eric Santos, as well as a dance number with the winners of “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4.”
Her guest co-host for this episode will be hunk actor Sam Milby.
“Sarah G Live” airs on ABS-CBN Channel 2 every Sunday at 8:15 p.m.
Salamat, Tito Dolphy
Those who prefer watching shows on the web may visit ABS-CBNnews.com for clips during ABS-CBN’s tribute to the Comedy King at the Dolphy Theater last July 11.
The requiem mass and tribute was capped by a moving speech from Dolphy’s long-time partner Zsa Zsa Padilla, who sang “Through the Years.”
Click here for the compilation of stories and clips on the Dolphy tribute.
Exhibit at Now Gallery
Now Gallery in Makati City is presenting five artists in its newest exhibit which will run until July 31.
Painter Argie Bandoy and photographer Jed Escueta pair up once again for their latest suite of works collectively called “Worst Comes to Worst.” The two started working together in 2004.
In “Worst Comes to Worst,” Bandoy and Escueta assume a fatalistic yet hopeful stance in the face of the current situation in art.
Michelline Syjuco, on the other hand, creates “Babylon Sisters,” an extension to her past work “Armadillon,” a body of work shortlisted at the 2009 Ateneo Art Awards. She has been creating sculptures and art installations inspired by indo-European myths and legends.
For his part, Iggy Rodriguez deals with religion, power and subservience in “CruciFixation,” which aims to address poverty in the country.
Mikko Sison, meanwhile, depicts representations of “Messengers,” which features what the Now Gallery describes as intellectual and compassionate figures striving to free sentient beings from the cycle of death, rebirth and suffering.
The exhibit featuring the five artists is open from Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Now Gallery is located at the mezzanine floor of the Ecoplaza building at 2305 Pasong Tamo Extention, Makati City. For more information, call (02) 555-0683.
Great Northern Sale
SM North EDSA in Quezon City kicked off its “Great Northern Sale” today, and will run until Sunday.
The three-day sale covers stores in SM City Center, The Block, Annex, Interior Zone, Sky Garden, Sky Dome and Northlink. It promises to offer up to 70% on selected brands and dining establishments.
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