Quotes of the Week: Secretary Mar Roxas talks suplado, Mayor Duterte talks socks + others
The city's most interesting soundbites this week
(SPOT.ph) Another day, another SONA? Vice President Jejomar Binay went on the offensive this week by doing his "True" State of the Nation Address, while his rival DILG Secretary Mar Roxas began doing the razzle dazzle with friends and Poes. Plus, Janice de Belen speaks of being cautious with your heart!
1. "Suplado daw ako. That's okay, you can smile. Elitista at minsan nagmamagaling. Nanghihingi po ako ng paumanhin kung nabigyan ng dahilan para isipin ito." — DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, on his "image problems."
Straight from the 8 Mile school of fighting! Own the flaws before other people can throw them at you. List more, sir, maybe it can turn the tides.
2. "Oh, you mean it was such a huge honor for Cavite State University to invite Vice President Binay that the memo failed to mention him as the Honored Guest Speaker and instead just called it a 'Student Assembly?'" — Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, on Cavite State University's call for students for an assembly, which turned out to be the Vice President's counter-SONA.
Sass Level 500!
3. "Nagsalita na po ang magkakapatid at nagsabi na po na magkahiwalay kami sa pulitika. Ginagalang ko naman yung kanilang desisyon. Hindi naman mawawala ang aming pagiging magkakaibigan at hindi ko buburahin sa katawan ko ang utang na loob ko kay Pangulong Cory na siya pong naglagay sa akin sa pamahalaan, na ako nga po ay kauna-unahang lokal na opisyal matapos ang EDSA Revolution." — Vice President Jejomar Binay, on the Presidential Sisters withdrawing support for his candidacy.
Did he read our #Blessed feature? Fits right in!
4. "I wear cheap shoes. I don’t even wear socks. Is this the president you want? One that does not wear socks?" — Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte, on his footwear.
Did he also read our #Blessed feature? Underdogging it like a pro!
5. "We took photos from the point of view of an average visitor and compared to those in social media. Using a normal camera, it is still possible to show the monument without Torre de Manila. Rizal monument still towers over." — DMCI lawyer Victor Lazatin, on the allegations of photobombing.
If you take a photo of his back instead of his front, you wouldn't need to worry about seeing the Torre.
6. "A fresh graduate taking on an entry-level position at a call center center or BPO would already be taxed the third-highest rate at 25%. It’s like asking an average person to weightlift a sumo wrestler." — Senator Sonny Angara, on our income taxes.
But our taxes go to such good causes.
7. "Gusto nilang apihin ang aking estado, pero kung ako'y bumigay, sino'ng mawawalan ng karapatan dito? Hindi ba ang ibang mga bata na hindi rin matukoy ang mga magulang? At sino ang mamamayagpag dito, ang mga taong luma ang estilo ng pulitika? Sila ba ang papayagan nating mamuno pagkatapos ng administrasyon na ito?" — Senator Grace Poe, on people questioning her citizenship.
Maybe it's time to revisit laws about foundlings.
8. "This is proof that you cannot solve a problem that you do not understand." — DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya, on the Vice President criticizing the way the MRT problems have been handled.
Does that mean nobody understands the problems?
9. "I used to want to take risk. I used to walk the dangerous side. But now, I can't do it. Takot na takot ako. Mahirap masaktan, ayaw ko na." — Actress Janice de Belen, on giving up on love.
No shame in wanting to take better care of yourself and being single isn't a curse anyway!
10. "When I asked her, ‘What made you decide to become Miss World?’ She said, ‘I woke up this morning and I wanted a crown on my head.’ I said, ‘What kind of crown?’ and she replied, ‘I want to be Miss World Philippines and then win Miss World’. I just needed to know how high she was setting her dreams." — Philippine franchise holder for Miss World Cory Quirino, sharing Megan Young's drive to win.
We have those days, too. So we found this inflatable crown.
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.