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One of the three senator-actors has filed a resolution on Thursday expressing the Senate's profound sympathy on the demise of Comedy King Rodolfo Vera Quizon Jr.
"The Philippine Senate has in several occasions paid its respects to remarkable Filipino for their legacy, thus the resolution to Dolphy,” Senator Lito Lapid said in the resolution.
Dolphy was considered an icon and a pillar of the Philippine movie industry where he made his humble debut as a vaudeville dancer during World War II, said Lapid, who is one of the three actors in the Senate, including Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.
"Dolphy was well-loved by millions of Filipinos as he embodied the plight of the Filipino masses and shared our penchant for the comedic through his numerous roles on the big screen and on television,” Lapid said.
“His passing away is a great loss not only to the bereaved family but to the entire Filipino nation as well,” Lapid added in the resolution. A copy of the resolution will be furnished the family of Dolphy.