National Day of Remembrance for Dolphy: Is July 13 a holiday?

President Benigno Aquino III issued Proclamation 433 declaring July 13, 2012 a National Day of Remembrance in honor of the King of Comedy, Dolphy.


“The President issued the proclamation in recognition of how the nation deeply feels the passing of Dolphy,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Thursday.

In the proclamation, Aquino cited Dolphy as a man who will live on in Philippine cultural history and in the hearts of his countrymen.

According to Valte, the President in his proclamation said that “every milestone that Dolphy marked in a career that spanned decades, raised the standards of the entertainment industry, and strengthened our cultural identity, giving innumerable aspirants an example to look up to.”

On the National Day of Remembrance, all Filipinos are asked to reflect on the art and artistry, the personal kindness and generosity, and deep patriotism of Quizon, and the manner he exemplified in his works the positive values of the Filipino people, Valte added.

Many are asking, is July 13 a holiday? The answer is in the negative. No suspension of classes or work has been declared.