Quotes of the Week: Representative Imelda Marcos and the poor people, Pope Francis and rabbits + others

The city's most interesting soundbites this week

(SPOT.ph) This week, making bunnies babies was all over the news. Catholic behavior is under scrutiny and we’re about to see how long the Pope Magic can last. If you ask the people who cleaned up the pile of trash in Luneta...well, the effect seemed to vanish instantaneously. Also in the news: The investigation on the Makati City Hall Building 2 continues. They’re now discussing the Boy Scouts. We wonder where this long list of accusations will lead us.


Meanwhile, check out everything else that happened this week-in quotes.



1. "The message of the Holy Father is about the poor, and I love the poor." - Second District of Ilocos Norte Represenative Imelda Marcos, on the Papal Visit.

We love the poor too, because loving yourself is the greatest love of all.





2. "God gives you means to be responsible. Some think that-excuse the language-that in order to be good Catholics, we have to be like rabbits. No. Responsible parenthood." - Pope Francis, on hairy behavior.

You heard the man. Lay off the lettuce and stop hopping.



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3. "Ang pinakamahalagang aspeto nito ay 'yung pagtuturo ng kaalaman sa ating mga mamamayan kung paano magiging responsableng magulang sapagkat ang kinokonsidera natin dito ay 'yung pagbibigay sa kanila ng sapat na kakayahan na buhayin ang kanilang mga anak." - Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., on the Reproductive Health Law and being rabbits.

It’s not like the government is going to mail pills and condoms to each and every household...although that’d be kind of cool.





4. "We express our heartfelt gratitude to Pope Francis who has taken time to be with the Filipino people. During his visit, he taught us about the importance of mercy and compassion." - Senator Nancy Binay, on the Pontiff’s message.

You know what they say: There’s an exception to every rule.




5. "Nabulag din ako noong panahong iyon kasi hinahangaan ko siya." - Former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado, during a Senate appearance where he accused Vice President Binay of corrupt practices in the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

The disintegration of the bromance continues.





6. "Ganito pala ma-bash." - Father Hans Magdurulang a.k.a. Luneta Emcee, on causing and being a sensation.

Dance to Taylor Swift, Father. She can make it all go away.




7. "May ginagawa naman tayo, hindi lang tayo naka-upo. ’Yung iba diyan, nakaupo lang, gawa nang gawa ng batas. Tumutulong naman tayo sa tao." - Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, defending his attendance...or rather, his absence to magazine writer Cristina DC Pastor.

Hate to say it...but the man has a point. Still, maybe he missed the memo on what Congress does? May we suggest he run for mayor next time?





8. "For now, I can say that I have no plans of running for higher office. My focus is on my work here in Manila, to restore it to its former glory." - Manila City Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada, on his 2016 plans.

One of them should be finding another developer for the other side of the Rizal monument skyline. For symmetry.



9. "Ang magiging question [is] can he run for president, considering the provision of the Constitution that any elected president cannot run for any reelection. Maliwanag ang sinabi: any reelection. So you cannot run for any reelection. The word ’any’-’yun ang catch dun." - Attorney Romulo Macalintal, on President Mayor Estrada’s 2016 prospects.

So...that means that P-Noy is not running a campaign for sure....right?





10. "My beauty routine is to be more like Jessica Chastain. She doesn't worry about it. She just shows up, and is who she is." - Anne Hathaway, on her resolution for the new year.

Apparently, Hathaway once talked to Chastain about "being able to eat again" after the Oscars. A perplexed Chastain revealed that she doesn’t do diets for awards shows.


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.

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