Quotes of the Week: Kris Aquino believes in her brother, Manny Pangilinan on Telstra + more
The city's most interesting sound bites
(SPOT.ph) The biggest news this week is almost certainly the "Laglag Bala" scheme that has become a threat to all travelers going through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Government officials and concerned citizens have started to ask: Is there a syndicate involved? Is this a case of media sensationalizing the story? Is this a demolition job? Or is this merely a case of people not doing their jobs well?
Meanwhile, there was talk of Halloween costumes being controversial, a foreign telco company coming to save us from slow Internet, and Lucifer wanting to be president. Just another ordinary week in the Philippines!
"I support my brother. I trust my brother. I believe in my brother. And by tomorrow you can start looking for a new issue to bully me about." — Kris Aquino responding to commenters on her Instagram post that said her "flights were so comfortable" at NAIA.
We're happy for you, really.
"It appears that cases have been blown out of proportion." — DOTC Sec. Joseph Emilio "Jun" Abaya on the "Laglag Bala" scheme.
We're still scared of going through airport security, though.
“Ito ba ay isang plot, malawakang pagsisira sa imahe ng pamahalaan lalung-lalo na mayroon tayong APEC na parating?” — Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas on the "Laglag Bala" scheme.
How about less talk and conspiracy theories, and more investigating?
"I am not a nuisance candidate. I am running for president not for fame but for [a] mission." — Presidential aspirant Romeo John Ygonia a.k.a. Archangel Lucifer on his disqualification.
Give this guy a break, guys. He needs to earn his wings back.
"Our planning assumption for 2016 includes the prospect of Telstra’s entry into the market by 2016." — PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan on the possibility of Telstra (Australia's largest telco) entering the local market.
At the very least, we think it's about time we get faster Internet in this country.
"We have nothing to apologize for." — Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III responding to calls for him and Eat Bulaga co-host Joey de Leon to apologize for wearing their Halloween costumes.
He also said that some of his Arab friends liked their costumes and that it had nothing to do with religion.
"Mag ingat tayo mga kapatid sa pagpukol ng puna at bato baka bumalik sa mukha natin at mawalan tayo ng mga mukha." — Robin Padilla on Sen. Tito Sotto and Joey De Leon's Arab-inspired costumes for Eat Bulaga's Halloween special.
"'Yong mga Twitter ninyo, parang bahay niyo na rin 'yan. Nandoon ang inyong saloobin—saya, lungkot, at lahat ng iniisip...I-respeto ang mga pribadong gamit, ari-arian, at mga pansariling bagay." — Wally Bayola as Lola Nidora on the hacking of Maine Mendoza's Twitter account.
"If you're fit, you're sexy." — Ina Raymundo on being the cover girl of FHM's November issue.
The former sexy star and 37-year-old mother, who recently made a showbiz comeback, said that one doesn't necessarily have to show skin to be sexy.
"Happiness based on aesthetics will suffocate your potential here on earth." — Australian model Essena O'Neill on deleting her Instagram account.
Essena deleted more than 2,000 posts on her Instagram account and revealed that they were "contrived perfection made to get attention." She also expressed her thoughts on the superficiality of social media and how it can gravely affect one's self-esteem.
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.