Sure, Dolphy deserves some kind of award or recognition but one that is appropriate to what he has achieved and contributed, but I am not sure if he should be given the national artist award since the criteria for granting one are those that relate to creative/serious art and of artists with a clear and conscious advocacy that uses a medium not only to please the senses but to make us re-think or critically examine our culture, politics and history in a way that somehow makes us evolve as Filipinos. Dolphy's products was made only for pure entertainment, more than anything else, which many times deteriorated into toilet or slapstick humor. Nonetheless, Mr. Bombilya, you made me LAUGH a lot of times, for which I dearly thank you very much and will never forget them funny episodes and scenes. And all those women, well, how lucky can you get!
So, what about you?
(I'm re-posting my/above comment, which essentially and originally was from another thread.)