Quotes of the Week: Emma Watson on feeling awesome, Grace Poe on not giving up + more
The city's most interesting sound bites
(SPOT.ph) This week was a crazy week for Philippine politics. Sen. Grace Poe was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) from the presidential race, while Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte drew flak for his controversial speech. In local showbiz news, Alden Richards is open to a real love story with Maine Mendoza. Elsewhere in the world, Mark Zuckerberg is giving 99% of his Facebook shares to charity and Emma Watson just wants to be fabulous.
"I want to feel fabulous and comfortable and sexy and strong and beautiful. And if it’s making you uncomfortable, don’t do it." – Emma Watson on why she's prioritizing feeling awesome in her 20s.
Nailed it! We want to be BFFs with Emma.
"Hindi po ako natatakot. Sa dami na po talaga ng ibinabato ninyo sa akin, mas lalo pong tumitibay ang loob ko na hindi po natin dapat payagan ang mga ganito na mamuno sa ating bayan." – Sen. Grace Poe on being disqualified by the COMELEC.
There's always 2022.
"Compassionate si Pope. Maiintindihan niya ako. Kayo man maihi sa loob ng sasakyan, matutuwa ba kayo?" – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on his controversial remark on the Papal Visit.
The mayor should have left a lot of things unsaid this week.
"I apologize for his behavior. Rest assured, he is intelligent enough for the highest public position, [but] unfortunately, he does not have the finesse of Lady Diana. In essence, he is a lawyer with the manners of a street thug." – Sara Duterte on her father’s controversial statements.
Emily Post to the rescue?
"Frequent carwashing in the Philippines may have an effect on the Monteros." – DTI expert witness Engr. Danny Araga on complaints against the Mitsubishi Montero Sport.
Is it a "just add water" kind of thing? (The engineer has since come forward to explain this unfortunate statement.)
"Our teamwork was there. Our spirit—that we never give up—was there. We really gave it our all today." – FEU star player Mac Belo on winning the UAAP men’s basketball championship.
"Sana nakakatulog siya sa gabi sa ginawa niya." – Angelica Yap a.k.a. Pastillas Girl on her mother’s killer.
Stay strong and sweet, Angelica.
"Lahat tayo may right na bumoto kung sino ang gusto nating iboto. Kung sino ang gusto nila, kanila yun...Basta ako, kay Sir Mar ako." – Daniel Padilla on endorsing presidential candidate Mar Roxas.
That's why you endorsed him for free, right? Right.
"Of course! Kasi she's single, I'm single, so the possibility is very open.” – Alden Richards when asked about possibly courting Maine Mendoza in real life.
We're already expecting a televised wedding at some point.
"As we become parents and enter this next chapter of our lives, we want to share our deep appreciation for everyone who makes this possible." – Mark Zuckerberg in a letter for his newborn daughter, Max.
And by sharing, he meant giving away approximately U.S. $45 billion to charity.
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.