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.”
 

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • Vanessa Williams weds Jim Skrip, her 3rd marriage
    Vanessa Williams weds Jim Skrip, her 3rd marriage

    NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Williams tied the knot with her fiance, Jim Skrip, on the Fourth of July. …

  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office
    'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. …

  • Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate
    Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

    LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. …

  • McHale Defends Caitlyn Jenner
    McHale Defends Caitlyn Jenner

    Count Joel McHale as someone who supports the decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner at the upcoming ESPY Awards. The actor/comedian – who will be hosting the annual ESPN award show on July 15 – said while some have criticized the decision to give Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, he absolutely feels it was a good call. "Some people don't think it's courageous and some people do think it’s courageous what she has done —and I’m in the courageous boat," Joel told Access Hollywood of Caitlyn's …

  • Joel McHale Defends Caitlyn Jenner
    Joel McHale Defends Caitlyn Jenner

    Count Joel McHale as someone who supports the decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner at the upcoming ESPY Awards. The actor/comedian – who will be hosting the annual ESPN award show on July 15 – said while some have criticized the decision to give Jenner the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, he absolutely feels it was a good call. "Some people don't think it's courageous and some people do think it’s courageous what she has done —and I’m in the courageous boat," Joel told Access Hollywood of Caitlyn's …

  • Box Office: 'Inside Out' Provides Fourth of July Fireworks Over 'Terminator,' 'Magic …
    Box Office: 'Inside Out' Provides Fourth of July Fireworks Over 'Terminator,' 'Magic …

    By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Inside Out" delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of "Jurassic World" and new entries "Terminator: Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL." In a tight race, Disney-Pixar's animated comedy pulled in as estimated $45.3 million in the U.S. over the five days -- giving it $246.2 million stateside in its third week at 4,158 locations. "Inside Out," with Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader voicing the …

  • Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer headline Fourth of July festival
    Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer headline Fourth of July festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah started with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and ended with a rap classic, Amy Schumer told raunchy jokes despite some children in the crowd and country singer Sara Evans was a vocal powerhouse when she covered Sam Smith. …

  • Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus' era sounds again
    Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus' era sounds again

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears. …

  • Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Celebrity News - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 1:47 AM PHT
    Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Beyonce’s #Flawless image is embroiled in controversy once again. On Wednesday, a web site called The Beyonce World leaked 224 allegedly raw photos of the musician. The images showed Bey in full makeup for the 2013 L’Oreal ad campaign — but with the kinds of “imperfections” we all have — beauty marks, bumps, creases. In the wake of Cindy Crawford’s unretouched photos, the images have been praised by critics of a beauty industry that sets impossibly high standards, standards that Queen Bey …

  • Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    omg - Sat, Feb 14, 2015 12:14 AM PHT
    Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    The 25-year-old released the video for her third cut from platinum selling album 1989. …

  • My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    Write Away - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 2:29 PM PHT
    My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    For my mother-in-law Mrs. Elsa Yrastorza Yuzon, flying and soaring in the skies is part of her normal routine. But it reached new heights when Pope Francis boarded Shepherd One. …