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MANILA, Philippines - The late Comedy King Dolphy represented ordinary Filipinos, said former actor Nino Muhlach.
Muhlach, who said Dolphy served as a father figure to him in movies and in real life, said Dolphy remained "pliant, resilient, hardworking, humble and happy."
"Siya yung taong hindi sumuko sa problema, hindi nagmukmok dahil sa intriga at hindi pinagbago ng kanyang pagkasikat (He was a person who didn't surrender to problems, didn't sulk because of intrigues and wasn't changed by his fame)," Muhlach said.
Muhlach, a former child actor who worked alongside Dolphy in several films, said his relationship with the late actor did not end with the end of their movies together.
"Nanatili siyang ama-amahan ko and just like a loving dad, yung wisdom na binahagi niya sakin off-cam, yung mga sandaling binigay niya sakin na kaming dalawa lang, advice... (He remained a father figure to me, and just like a loving dad, the wisdom he imparted to me off-camera, the moments he shared with me when we were alone, was advice...)," Muhlach said.
Muhlach joked that one advice Dolphy gave him was: "Kahit mahuli ka na, kahit sa akto, wag ka aamin (Even if you are caught, even in the act, never admit it)."
"You may be gone but your legacy will live on. Hindi ka kelanman mawawala sa kamalayan ng bawat Pilipino (You will never be forgotten in the consciousness of every Filipino)," Muhlach said.