Men with a good sense of humor often attract beautiful ladies.
This is probably one of the reasons Comedy King Dolphy did not only touch every Filipino’s heart but also caught the attention of some women in and out of showbiz.
In his authorized biography Dolphy: Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa, the respected comedian set the record straight and related stories about the women in his life.
The book was launched during his 80th birthday celebration in 2008. It was written by director-actress Bibeth Orteza, who sat with him for almost five months to document the interesting stories in his life.
The 83-year-old actor started the chapter about his lovelife with a statement that clarified his romantic affairs.
“Ang mga talagang minahal ko, mabibilang sa daliri ng kamay. Huwag na nating bilangin ang naka-fling, at masisira ang abacus ng Intsik.”
HIS “FIRST LOVE.” Dolphy, who started his showbiz career when he was 19, first fell in love with a lady named Aida Javier.
His brief description about her was, “My first love was Aida Javier who came from a family of musicians. Mahusay siya mag-piano.”
THE KAPAMPANGAN GIRL. The comedy actor, however, confessed that he fell deeply in love with a Kapampangan named Engracita Dominguez, whom he fondly called Grace in the book.
Dolphy said he met her in a stage show in the late ‘40s.
He further recalled, “In our skit, she stood motionless, kunwari portrait, habang kinakantahan ko ng “Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa.”
Their love for each other produced six children: Manny, Salud, Rodolfo Jr., Freddie, Edgar, and Raul.
Unfortunately, the romantic relationship did not last long. Dolphy and Grace separated in 1963.
MESTIZA TYPE. In the book, Dolphy mentioned his penchant for mestizas. He related, “Hahagod ka no'n. Titingnan mo ang mga kamay, kung malinis; kung nakayapak, titingnan mo ang kuko.
“Wala akong foot fetish, pero kung may karumihan ang kuko, kita mo agad kung balahura. Maganda nga, pero balahura, bakit pa?”