By ABS-CBNnews.com and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Dolphy Jr., one of the sons of the late ace comedian, admitted that he was the black sheep of the family who gave his father a “headache.”
But in an interview with “Umagang Kay Ganda” on Tuesday, Dolphy Jr., a former actor, said he eventually was able to regain his father’s love.
“Naging sakit ng ulo (ako) gawa ng dating artista pero nag-drugs, nagbisyo tapos ako’ yung na-involved sa isang kasong nakulong at dinala ako sa Muntinlupa,” he said.
It was in prison where he chanced upon a Christian group. “From there nagkaroon ng pagbabago sa buhay ko,” Dolphy Jr. said.
After his spiritual change, Dolphy Jr. said his father showed that he’s really proud and happy for him.
“Masaya siya para sa akin kasi ‘yung dating sakit ng ulo ay naiba at lagi kapag nagkikita kami ay nagpa-pray,” he said.
“Siyempre ang prayers ko sa kanya ay magkaroon siya ng good health at maging maayos ang family namin,” he added.
As one of the older siblings, Dolphy Jr. said he will be there to help younger brother Eric Quizon to keep the family intact.
“Si Boy ang eldest namin ay babalik sa States, so ako ang maiiwang pinakamatanda sa lalaki, si Sahlee siya sa babae. So si Eric, tulong-tulong lang kami ni Eric,” he said.
According to Dolphy Jr., the family will be having a meeting today to plan for the their father’s 84th birthday on July 25.
“Hindi pa kami makapag-desisyon ng lugar — kung sa bahay ba ni daddy gagawin ang birthday niya — wala pa kaming lugar,” he said.
Once again, Dolphy Jr. extended his appreciation to all Filipinos who showed their respect, support and love to their father.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga nagtiyaga at halos ‘di na umuuwi ‘yung iba,” he said, citing one fan who was there for the Comedy King’s burial last Sunday.
“Nakasampa na siya sa bakod, tinanong siya ng guard, ‘Bakit di ka pa pumasok eh nakasampa ka na?’ Sagot ng tao, ‘Eh nahihiya po ako kay Mang Dolphy,’” he narrated.
“So nakita ko po ang respeto nila sa tatay ko na hanggang sa huling sandali ay mahal nila ang tatay ko,” he said.