Dolphy's remains leave Heritage Park for QC
Amid tight security, the remains of the late Comedy King Rodolfo "Dolphy" Vera Quizon left the Heritage Park in Taguig City for Quezon City after noon Wednesday.
Dolphy could also show the flip side of comedy. This portrait of the legendary entertainer was taken in 2001 when he was 73 years old and still as active as ever. Portrait photographer Wig Tysmans says of his subject: "I asked him if he could portray the classic theater masks otherwise known as 'Comedy and Tragedy.' He obliged. It took him all of 15 seconds to come up with this face." Dolphy died Tuesday at the age of 83. Wig Tysmans
The black vehicle bearing Dolphy's remains was followed by vehicles of relatives and left the park's compound past 1 p.m., radio dzBB's Nimfa Ravelo reported.
Escorting them were motorcycle units of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Taguig City police.
But it was not immediately clear if the convoy would pass by Dolphy's house in Parañaque City or head directly for Dolphy Theater in Quezon City.
Dolphy's remains were to be brought to the Dolphy Theater then back to Heritage Park before dawn Thursday.
A public viewing of the remains is due to start Thursday morning.
The veteran actor-comedian died Tuesday night at the Makati Medical Center at age 83. His burial has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday. — LBG, GMA News