Red Cross provides first aid service in the wake of Comedy King Dolphy
The Philippine Red Cross is ready to provide first aid and ambulance service to the thousands of fans of Comedy King Dolphy who came to his wake to pay respect to their idol.
Earlier, Red Cross has provided Dolphy seven bags of blood type B+ while he was still confined at the Makati Medical Center.
The PRC Safety Services and Metro Manila Red Cross chapters in Rizal and Quezon City, Valenzuela, Manila and Malabon have set up first aid stations since yesterday at Heritage Park and in front of ABS-CBN, on 24/7 operation to be able to respond immediately to any eventuality that may arise considering the big number of crowd visiting Dolphy's wake.
The PRC led by PRC Chairman Richard Gordon, Gov. Rosa Rosal and Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang who are good friends of Dolphy and Zsa-Zsa sent their sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family of Dolphy.
While in Myanmar, PRC Chairman posted statement on his facebook account "An era has ended and we lost a genuine humanitarian today."
"Rodolfo V. Quizon while commonly labeled as the King of Comedy belongs to a higher title, that of a genuine humanitarian. Honing his craft to make millions of Filipinos smile for over six decades is testament to the truism that laughter is the best medicine. His compassion for others extends to the fabric of every Filipino's life as embodied by John Puruntong and Kevin Cosme. His movies and weekly sitcoms have molded us each week to an adherence to traditional Filipino values and the affirmation of the Filipino Family as the true core of our national heritage.
His well known acts of kindness to people in the entertainment industry and beyond is but a mirror of his true persona. An artist extra-ordinaire. An artist of the nation that has long been bequeathed to him by every common Juan.
With his passing, we close the curtains of an era of gentle stars whose light shine in the firmament of our nation's heart.
The Philippine Red Cross family joins the entire nation as we mourn the passing of a great Filipino.
We offer our prayers and the soothing consolation to his family and beloved that the loss, although heavy, is felt and shared by the nation."