VILMA TO DOLPHY: THINK POSITIVE / DOLPHY: 'WAG KAYONG MAG-ALALA, OK AKO"

MANILA,
APRIL 3,
2012 (ABS-CBN)
Batangas Governor Vilma Santos advised King of Comedy Dolphy to think positive.

In an interview, Santos said she's happy that the veteran actor is doing better.

"Tito Dolphs, I'm praying for you. It's good to hear that you are healthy and doing good. Think positive," she said

"Nagkausap po kami ng inyong anak na si Eric Quizon, binanggit sa akin ang status niyo and since then I'm truly truly praying for you, Tito Dolphs. Ikaw pa Tito Dolphs kayang kaya mo 'yan ...I love you Tito Dolphs," Santos said.

Dolphy came out with a video message that was aired last Monday on "TV Patrol." Dolphy said he is currently doing better and asked his fans not to worry.

"Sa mga kapwa ko ka-artista at kasama sa industriya, sa aking mga kapamilya at mga kapatid, mga kaibigan at sa mga sumusuporta sa akin, ito po si Dolphy hindi po ako dobol," he said in the video message.

"Gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa patuloy niyong pagdarasal na higit na nagpapalakas sa akin ngayon. Gustong-gusto ko po kayong makapiling pero nagpapalakas pa ako ngayon. Huwag kayong mag-alala. I'm OK, I love you all," he added. --

According to family spokesman Nene Riego, Dolphy is suffering from emphysema, a pulmonary disease that has weakened his immune system.

Dolphy will turn 84 in July. -- With report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News

“Huwag kayong mag-alala. I’m okay.”

[PHOTO -Dolphy (Mike Alquinto, NPPA Images)]

Thus said Comedy King Dolphy in a "TV Patrol" video message aired on Monday, April 2.

Dolphy who'll turn 84 in July also thanked those who are continuously praying for his good health.

“Sa mga kapwa ko artista at kasama sa industriya, sa aking mga kapamilya, mga kapatid, mga kaibigan, at mga sumusuporta sa akin, gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa patuloy ninyong pagdarasal na higit nagpapalakas sa akin ngayon,” he said.

He added, “Gustong-gusto ko kayong makapiling. Pero nagpapalakas pa ako ngayon.”

According to the “TV Patrol” report, the video message aims to belie rumors about Dolphy’s health.

'In good spirits'

In late February, during the thanksgiving press conference for “Budoy,” Dolphy’s long-time partner Zsa Zsa Padilla admitted that the 83-year-old comedian is “not in the pink of health.”

“May mga pinagdadaanan ako. Kahit papaano eh you've been hearing rumors, di ba? The past few months have been very difficult for my family. Alam naman nila na si Dolphy, aside from being 83, he's not in the pink of health,” Zsa Zsa said.

She added, “He's hanging on there. He's in good spirits kasi. He's home and we are doing all the best to take good care of him.”

A few days after Zsa Zsa’s interview, Vandolph, Dolphy’s son with actress Alma Moreno, said his father is “doing good.” “He’s okay. Iyon lang ang masasabi ko. Baka sooner or later, makikita rin natin siya,” he added. He also explained that Zsa Zsa was emotional during the “Budoy” press conference probably because “(siya) ang laging kasama ni Papa. Siya ang nakakakawitness nang nangyayari.”

“Pero if you see my daddy right now, nakikita ko he's okay naman. Siguro 'yung kay tita eh naipon lang ever since before," Vandolph said.


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