The son and namesake of the late "King of
Comedy" Dolphy addressed the participants of
the symposium on "City-Wide Drug Abuse
Prevention and Control Program" at the
Bacolod Arts Youth and Sports (BAYS) Center
today [March 15].
Rodolfo Quizon Jr., also known as "Dolphy
Jr.," a former drug dependent but has
successfully turned his life around, shared
his his road to recovery.
He told the participants, composed of drug
surrenderers from various barangays, that
changing themselves for good is not yet too
"I prefer to call you guys reformists,
instead of surrenderers," he said.
He noted that for them to attend the event
is already a part of their reformation.
The event was organized by the Bacolod City
Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), chaired by
Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
Leonardia, in his message, emphasized the
significance of the program in helping the
surrenderers change their lives by seeking
help from CADAC.
He said this is part of his help to the
Duterte administration’s war on drug abuse.
He feels sad that the surrenderers had
turned to drugs to solve their problems, but
he is glad that they have now chosen to
reform and had sought intervention from the
The symposium is part of the 8-Week
Community-Based Rehabilitation Program that
was designed by CADAC-Committee on
Rehabilitation to help the surrenderers.
Other officials who graced the event were
Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) acting
director Senior Supt. Jack Wanky, Philippine
Drug Enforcement Agency-Negros Island
Region (PDEA-NIR) director Roselyn Borja,
Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)
head Chief Inspector Ray Guanico, and City
Health Officer Carmela Gensoli.*