Manny Villar had already pushed for Dolphy to be named a National Artists, even before his 2010 campaign.
Dolphy endorsed Villar during the 2010 presidential elections.
But Dolphy’s endorsement for Villar affects the actor’s chances of being named ‘National Artist.’
Former President Gloria Arroyo’s administration was supposedly at odds with the senator during that time.
Meanwhile, Villar visited the comedy king at the Makati Medical Center’s ICU room, where Dolphy remains in critical condition on Wednesday morning.
The senator saw Dolphy smile and gesture as if he already wanted to go home, Villar said. He arrived at the hospital at around 10am and he left 30 minutes after.