Quotes of the Week: Billy Crawford apologizes, Vice President Jejomar Binay says he has nothing to apologize for + others
The city's most interesting soundbites this week
(SPOT.ph) This week, P-Noy went to Europe to rally for support from the international community and Vice President Binay did the same by handing out shirts in Cagayan to victims of the storm. Another nude leak made rounds on the Internet, but Ellen Adarna showed everyone how to handle that sort of scandal with class.
1. "Sana yung naranasan ko, hindi maranasan ng ibang tao. Kasi ako po, hindi po ako masamang tao. Paumanhin lang po dahil paminsan-minsan po, nagkakamali rin po ako. Tao lang po ako." - Actor and host Billy Crawford, speaking after a week-long absence from his noontime show about the altercation he was involved in at a Taguig police station.
We also plan to avoid experiencing what you experienced by not getting very drunk.
2. "Derek Ramsay seems to have emerged from his Neanderthal cave bristling with chauvinism, inflicting his low regard for women in general and his wife, in particular." - Atty. Argee Guevarra, rebutting Derek Ramsay’s statement about his wife, Mary Christine Jolly.
The details in Jolly’s 21-page reply-affidavit are nothing short of sordid. She is reaching out to Angelica Panganiban, Solenn Heussaff , and Cristine Reyes to strengthen her case.
3. "[If] there’s a big set of the LGBT population that’s being marginalized, how can you flourish as a country?" - Transgender model Geena Rocero, on why a comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Bill must be passed.
Freedom for everyone!
4. "It is his right because he is a soldier and he served in the military and his record speaks for itself. And he was the longest sitting president in our history. By rights, he should be buried in Libingan ng mga Bayani." - Senator Bongbong Marcos, speaking fondly about his father.
He was the longest-sitting president for very special reasons.
5. "Don't we have a saying that if one wants something, nothing is impossible, but if he doesn't, nothing is possible?" - President Benigno Aquino III, apparently undecided about not running.
After speaking at a meeting on Saturday (September 13), the President seems to have had a change of heart. Must be something in the European water.
6. "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history-it is a moment for action. How we respond to the climate crisis in the coming years will likely determine the fate of humanity and our planet." - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, on being named a UN Messenger of Peace.
It’s not as good as an Academy Award. It’s better. Much better.
7. "Every citizen is free to express his opinion on any matter. However, it is different when an opinion is expressed with a view to violence or threats. The latter should have no place in our society." Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, on DBM Secretary Butch Abad being met harshly at the University of the Philippines.
We agree so hard it hurts.
8. "I honestly see no point in dwelling on what could have been. You either make it happen or you simply chase a greater opportunity." - Ellen Adarna, proving that she is more bad-ass than we all thought.
Because what exactly is wrong with being naked anyway?
9. "Tigilan natin ang pagsisinungaling. Humarap tayo sa malinis at patas na halalan." - Vice President Jejomar Binay, addressing accusations on corruption Thursday afternoon.
Whoa, 2016 na ba?
10. "Bakit gusto niya agad eleksyon na? Kami dito, nagtatrabaho, siya naman ang ikot nang ikot at nangangampanya na e." - Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, reacting to Vice President Jejomar Binay’s speech
In other news: Taguig allots P90-M budget for vehicles.
Art by Warren Espejo, with photos from PEP.ph and screenshots from Facebook fan pages, various TV show videos, news clips, and images used by fans in YouTube slideshows.