Quotes of the Week: VP Binay on Alden Richards, John Arcilla on Heneral Luna, + more
The city's most interesting soundbites this week
(SPOT.ph) It's been an exciting week for the entertainment industry, both here and abroad. Jerrold Tarog's film Heneral Luna, now on its third week, has also been trending on social media and was recently nominated as the Philippine entry for the 2016 Academy Awards. This year's Emmy Awards proved to be historic after Viola Davis, star of crime drama How to Get Away with Murder, became the first African-American winner in the Lead Actress category.
"The support and reaction of the people who have seen the film speaks for itself. It’s proof that Pinoys have realized that they deserve good films." — John Arcilla, who plays Antonio Luna in Heneral Luna, on the success of the historical biopic.
And so we wait to see if the Philippines will finally have its first golden statue.
"Naniniwala tayo na simula pa lang ito...Para sa akin ay patunay ito na habang tumatagal, lumilinaw sa sambayanan ang mga napakagandang nasimulan, at ng pagnanais na manatili sa Daang Matuwid." — Mar Roxas on placing second in the latest SWS Presidential Survey.
A word of caution: Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
"Siguro panahon na para maghilom ang sugat na yun. Siguro panahon na para tuldukan natin ang ilang mga bukas pang sugat sa ating kasaysayan para mas mabilis yung pag-move forward natin." — Sen. Chiz Escudero on Martial Law and the possibility of moving Ferdinand Marcos' remains to the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
It's okay to move on, but some things you should never be allowed to forget.
"Sa sine, wala namang imposible, itinutugma kung ano 'yong kailangan." — Vice President Jejomar Binay on getting Alden Richards to portray him in a movie about his life.
The MTRCB will most likely place this film under the "Fantasy" genre.
"It's just too early...It's just that she would be a more effective president come 2022 and not 2016." — Actress Sheryl Cruz on her cousin Sen. Grace Poe's presidential bid.
Now the question is, will blood be thicker than politics?
"I didn't like how Manny looked in his last fight. I know there was an injury and so forth, but I think he could have done better in that fight." — Coach Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao's current abilities.
Roach said that he would not hesitate to advise Manny to retire if he thought he was slowing down.
"Eh bakit naman ako magre-resign, we're trying to do our job the best we could." — Bureau of Customs Chief Alberto Lina on calls for his resignation.
Hmm. We're just wondering what you mean by "best."
"Gusto kong makita nila yung film namin beyond that scene. I want them to be enlightened by the film. Hindi lang dahil dun sa eksenang yun, kung ano talaga yung essence ng film na ginawa namin." — LJ Reyes on her controversial sex scene for the film Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan.
LJ won the Best Actress award at the 13th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival held in Russia.
"You are beautiful! Good luck in your career. Enjoy fame." — Barbie Xu's advice to Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Yaya Dub.
Now we just need to hear again from Jerry Yan a.k.a. Dao Ming Si.
"Let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there." — Viola Davis on winning an Emmy Award for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
In her speech, she also thanked Halle Berry and Kerry Washington for paving the way for women of color to win such awards.
Art by Warren Espejo, with photos from PEP.ph, screenshots from Facebook fan pages, various TV show videos, news clips, and images used by fans in YouTube slideshow videos.