At around 12:05 p.m. today, actor Ronnie Quizon posted the following announcements and reminders on his Facebook page about his dad Dolphy’s wake:
“1. PLEASE WEAR WHITE FOR MY DAD. IT'S MY FATHER'S FAVORITE COLOR.
“2. Instead of flowers, please make donations to the DOLPHY AID Para Sa Pinoy Foundation. My father would prefer that you help him help other Filipinos.
“3. ABS-CBN DAY - (Wednesday, July 11, 2012)
My father's body will be at the Dolphy Theater in ABS-CBN from 1:00 pm today until 3:00 am tomorrow. The early hours will be for ABS-CBN employees and other Kapamilya, and our family and friends. ABS-CBN will open its doors for public viewing starting 9:00 pm tonight, until 3:00 am tomorrow. After which, my father will be brought back to the Heritage Park.
“4. TV5 DAY - (Thursday, July 12, 2012)
We will open our doors for public viewing daily from 8:00 am up to 3:00 pm. On this day, however, TV5 employees and other Kapatid will have the rest of the day (and night) along with our family and friends.
“Note: As of this writing, we still don't know the arrangements with GMA7, so please wait for further announcements.”
‘No unauthorized videos and photos’
Ronnie also listed the weekend schedule of the wake:
“5. (Friday, July 13, 2012) and (Saturday, July 14, 2012)
Doors will be open for the public from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. The rest of the day will be reserved for family and friends of the family. After 3:00pm, please make arrangements with members of the family for clearance.
“6. (Sunday, July 15, 2012) Please await further announcements.
“7. ABSOLUTELY NO UNAUTHORIZED CAMCORDING AND PICTURE-TAKING WILL BE TOLERATED. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS VERY WELL. I'M SORRY IF WE HAVE TO HAVE YOU ESCORTED OUT, ARRESTED OR HAVE YOUR CAMERAS CONFISCATED.”
Quizon family ‘continues to thank’ all
Ronnie also apologized for not responding to the messages, calls, texts and emails he has received “as I’m still a bit busy attending to my dad and family.”
He also said the Quizon family “continues to thank the nation for all the love.”
In spite of his dad’s passing, Ronnie urged everyone to “SMILE!” He posted, “That's what my father asked from all of you. He would appreciate it if you smile when you think of him, and to smile at someone to make his day brighter too.”
He quoted a line from Dolphy’s favorite song, Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile”: “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile if you’ll just smile.”
He ended his post by paraphrasing another line of the song: “Smiling, though my heart is aching, Ronnie.”
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