On-screen and off-screen, he played son to his father, the countryâ€™s King of Comedy, Dolphy. Now two weeks since he was laid to rest, Vandolph Quizon now yearns for the company of the late film icon.
â€œI miss him so much,â€ Vandolph said. â€œ[Pero] life must go on, ika nga. Sa lahat ng tinuro niya sa â€˜kin at nakuha ko sa kanya, I still keep making people happy.â€
Much like his father, Vandolphâ€™s showbiz career has seen him mostly as a comedian in his various portrayals in television and film.
Filipino audiences saw him grow up on television as Baldo, the son of Dolphyâ€™s Kevin Cosme, in ABS-CBNâ€™s long-running sitcom â€œHome Along Da Riles,â€ which aired for 15 years along with its sequel.
Vandolph, who is the veteran actorâ€™s only son with former actress Alma Moreno, now yearns to feel the presence of his father, who took responsibility of raising him after his separation from Moreno.
â€œHindi nga ako nananaginip eh, gusto ko nga eh, o magparamdam man lang, ayaw eh. â€˜Pa, kailan ba?â€™ I always wake up at 3 a.m. or 4 a.m., â€˜I just want to feel you, I just want to hug you for the last time.â€™ Ayaw pa eh. Pero in time,â€ Vandolph said.
â€œSiguro expressway na gingamit niya, deretso heaven na siguro, kaya okay na siya â€˜diba,â€ he added. (MNS)