Goodbye Mang Dolphy, thanks for the movies. We wish the agencies concerned had had the sense to name you National Artist because if anyone deserved that honor it was you. We hope you didn’t need another trophy or medal to know how important you were and how much joy you brought us. Yeah, you made us laugh at everything, even the stuff that was supposed to be serious, even poverty and inequality. But isn’t that the way we are? Stuff these awards, they usually go to the people who need to assure themselves that they’re worthy. You did great things, Sir. Everybody knows that, whether they acknowledge it or not.
Read our piece from 2002: The Natural: Notes in the margins for a film on the life of Dolphy in InterAksyon.com.