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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 6, 2012

Eric Quizon On His Dad Dolphy's Being Bypassed Yearly As National Artist

ERIC QUIZON assured us at the presscon of GMA Pinoy TV’s “Pusong Pinoy sa America, Season 7” that his dad Dolphy is okay. “He wants to go back to work but we told him to take his time and rest muna to further strengthen his immune system,” he says.

How does Dolphy feel about people supporting his being a National Artist? “Siempre, happy siyang marinig na people say dapat siya muna, before others. Kasi he's always nominated but also bypassed. But maganda attitude niya diyan, e. Kung ibibigay raw, di salamat. Kung hindi naman, okay lang. Basta sa kanya, huwag na lang gawing issue. Kahit nga kaming mga anak niya, we don’t lobby for him. We let other people do that kasi my dad’s body of work and his being in showbiz for 60 years now speak for itself.”

How did he become the co-host of Atty. Lou Tancinco in “Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika”? “Siya lagi kinukuha ng dad ko to work on his permits pag may shows siya sa U.S. Also, yung office niya, katabi ng restaurant ng mom ko in Vallejo, California. She called me and offered to be her co-host after Randy Santiago left her to host a noontime show sa ABS. I have a contract with TV5, but for directing lang, so tinanggap ko itong offer niya. We tape it in the U.S. I love the show kasi it helps many of our kababayans about their immigration problems, lalo na yung victims of unscrupulous immigration consultants and those who want to be reunited with their family.”

The show premieres tonight, Sunday, on GMA Pinoy TV at 6:10 PM with replays on Thursdays at 8:50 AM.