Philippine Cinema’s Comedy King Dolphy was laid to rest at the Heritage Park in Taguig City on July 15, 2012.
The funeral was closed to the public. Only his family, relatives and close friends were allowed to attend.
Everyone wore white except for Dolphy’s long-time partner Zsa Zsa Padilla who wore a simple black dress. It was a very emotional moment when she hugged and kissed the casket.
Dolphy’s casket was put inside the tomb at around 2:20 PM. The priest led everyone in saying, “Mang Dolphy, masaya kami na kay Lord ka na.” Afterwhich, Dolphy’s family and friends awarded him with a warm applause.
It was a very organized and very solemn funeral, and as showbiz reporter Nelson Canlas of GMA News observed, everyone went quiet while the casket was being inserted inside the tomb.
In a short speech, Zsa Zsa thanked everyone who sympathized with them. And to Dolphy, she said, “Maraming salamat sa pagmamahal na ibinigay mo sa amin. I love you, Lovie Ko. Until we meet again.”
Before the interment, necrological services for Dolphy was held at 10 AM. And although the public was not allowed to attend the funeral, Dolphy’s family allowed media cameras to be set up so the public could watch the proceedings on television and on the internet via video streaming. GMA News TV streamed their coverage on YouTube.