Quotes of the Week: Jessy Mendiola on Darna, Howie Severino on biking in the Metro + more
The city's most interesting sound bites.
(SPOT.ph) Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still making the news, this time because of a young Filipino student who's created a very special character out of household items. While the usual political rivals are still at war, local showbiz personalities are in the middle of breakups, both real and made-up. We sum up these stories and more highlights of the week, in quotes!
“Masaya nako kasi nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon masuot ang costume ni Darna. Kahit spoof lang…Sa mga magagalit, sumusunod lang po ako sa utos ng director ko. Kalma.” — Jessy Mendiola on wearing the Darna costume on Banana Sundae.
So is this some sort of clue about who's playing the role next?
“Isang pakikibaka talaga ang pagbibisikleta sa kalsada ng Kalakhang Maynila.” — Howie Severino on his accident while riding a bike.
From news anchor to being on the news!
“Making something work is really rewarding! I also earn money from it. So far, BB8’s my favorite (project).” — Seventeen-year-old Angelo Casimiro who made a real life BB8 from household items.
Maybe C-3P0 is up next.
"I see this both as a great responsibility and another privilege to steer the economy toward the right direction to realize its growth potential." — Former Economic Planning Secretary and National Economic and Development Authority Director General Arsenio Balisacan on heading the Philippine Competition Commission.
We all have high hopes for this country.
"'Yong draft ng thesis ko, binasag ‘yong salamin ng aking kotse, then ninakaw ‘yong portfolio ko. E noon wala pang masyadong computer, na [pwede] kang mag-back-up." — VP Binay on why he was not able to get his master's degree from UP.
And the dog ate your homework, right?
"Dito niyo makikita kung totoo ang kasabihan na ang kakambal ng magnanakaw ay sinungaling kasi talagang malaking kasinungalingan at panlilinlang ngayon ang ginagawa niya sa mamamayan." - Sen. Antonio Trillanes on VP Jejomar Binay's campaign advertisements.
That was quite a burn.
"Foundlings fall within the coverage of the inter-country adoption act of Filipino children. Is there something that we can conclude by way of legislative interpretation of the constitution of this title and this provision?" — Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno questioning Sen. Grace Poe's legal counsel during the second day of oral arguments on Poe's petition against her disqualification.
We're still waiting for the telenovela twist.
“Pinakamahalaga 'yong puso kasi nakita ko sa kanya ang isang magandang puso, isang mabait na anak, isang mabait na kaibigan...at magiging mabait na ka-partner for life.” — Vic Sotto on why he loves Pauleen Luna.
Looks like the bachelor has met his match.
“Nothing happened, we are all fine. I’m lucky that Erwan treats Jasmine like his own sister…Don’t perverse their relationship. This is a non-issue.” — Anne Curtis on allegations that her boyfriend Erwan Heussaff is cheating on her with her sister.
The "inside joke" wasn't funny for the people of the Internet, apparently.
“During World War II, countless Filipino, American, and Japanese lives were lost in the Philippines. A great many innocent Filipino civilians became casualties of the fierce battles fought in the city of Manila. This history will always be in our hearts as we make this visit to the Philippines.” — Japanese Emperor Akihito on the casualties of WWII.
Let this part of history never repeat itself.
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.