Video of Dolphy: Kandidatong Pulpol , a 1961 parody on our PH election

Dolphy was so much a part of Filipino families for decades.

In a tribute to the Comedy King, Assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis talks about Dolphy’s Films ” Films are not divisive. Comedy brings us together. For an hour or so, we are transported into a make-believe zone where our everyday life is made fun about. We can actually laugh at ourselves and draw lessons from them.”

It is no wonder his movies has a remarkable impact on us. A Tribute to Dolphy in Youtube contains a collection of videos . One of these is the 1961 classic comedy, “Kandidatong Pulpol,” a parody or lampoon on our election we Pinoys can identify with and laugh about. It tells of four ridiculous and outrageous candidates, Dolphy of Partido Lagay, Panchito of Partido Bigay Nang Bigay, Patsy of Partido Mabuhay and Horacio Morelos of Partido Unang Sigaw, fighting it out for the town mayor.

Fifty years later, the political scene is just as outrageous with all the tarpulins and “epal” politicians with their vanity banners. Watch Dolphy in this excerpt :

Here is the movie in a youtube playlist

Here is the movie in six parts.

Stars Dolphy, Panchito, Greg Martin Jean Lopez, Patsy, Horacio Morelos, Meldy Corrales, Johnny Misa, Mitos Seva, Lillian Laing, Cora Maceda,
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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as (parenting) , (recipes), (gadgets) and (lifestyle), keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.


I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party.

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and

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Updated Juky 15, 2019

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