Dolphy doing well, says daughter Zia

Zia Quizon, Dolphy’s youngest daughter, has good news for the Comedy King’s fans.

“My father is now doing well. For his age, he’s okay. He stays active and is still working. He doesn’t like just sitting around the house. So he entertains people. It’s entertaining people that he really enjoys,” she said.

Zia, who turned 20 last Sept. 23, just released her self-titled debut album under Polyeast Records.

Dolphy has always been known for his generosity and entertaining people is what he enjoys best, aside from working with his films, TV shows, and occasional commercial endorsements.

“We let him do what he likes, we don’t want to keep him from doing what he loves to do,” Zia adds.

Meanwhile, Zia  wants to finish college and get a degree in English Literature. Why English Literature?

“I always knew that I wanted a career in music. Music is my passion but not my work. So I took up English Literature kasi kahit papaano, they’re still related. Literature can help me in writing songs.”

Yes, Zia said she’d like to stay long in showbiz. “But if it doesn’t take off, I will not force it. This is why I’m still in school. I would like to do something stable. I’d like to spend more time with my family too.”

But even if she’s already in showbiz,  Zia wants to stay “as normal as possible.”
She explains, “My work is showbiz na, my parents are showbiz people but I would like to retain some sense of normalcy so I can stay grounded too.”

She said her mom, Zsa Zsa Padilla wants her to be better than she is so Zsa Zsa advises Zia to take care of her voice by not drinking cold water especially before a show, and to practice her songs constantly, “even in the shower.”


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