Quotes of the Week: Madonna in Manila, Leni Robredo on Martial Law + more
The city's most interesting sound bites.
(SPOT.ph) The country celebrated the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution on Thursday, February 25, prompting everyone to ask if there really has been any progress for the Philippines since. The PiliPinas Debates held on Sunday, February 21 had many voters asking if the promises made by some presidential candidates are even realistic. Others haven't moved on from Manny Pacquiao's statements on same-sex marriage, with some speculating if he has moved to another sports brand after being dropped by Nike. And of course, the country was graced by the presence of Her Madgesty, the Queen of Pop Madonna, for a two-day concert that had celebs raving.
"That's the first time I sang that song onstage in 30 years." – Madonna singing "Crazy for You" on the second night of her concert in Manila.
And the crowd went wild!
"KA-VOGUE. Going all out for our QUEEN." – Anne Curtis on watching the Madonna concert.
She's got the look.
“I admonish the faithful to be wary of the subtle attacks of the evil one.” – Batangas Archbishop Ramon Arguelles on Madonna in Manila.
That was expected.
“Those who say it’s time to move on from Martial Law, this is what I say to them: How could we move on if the ghosts, pain, and nightmare of the past are recurring and disturbing our peace?” – Leni Robredo on Martial Law.
“You cannot just pull an Armalite rifle and shoot all drug lords, gun down all criminals. That is not how the democratic system works.” – Panfilo Lacson on Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to get rid of the country’s crimes in three to six months.
Mr. Lacson, is that you?
“Pag kayo ay inabutan ng pera sa mga darating na araw, at tinitiyak ko na gagawin sa inyo...tanggapin niyo po.” – Vice President Jejomar Binay on vote-buying.
This is a new low.
“'Di ba naganoon din ako, isa ako sa mga naging biktima rin sa mga bashers? Sobrang sakit.” – Alma Moreno on Manny Pacquiao being bashed online.
The truth really hurts, doesn’t it?
That's not really the point.
"I think this is not the right moment and the right place to talk about it. Siguro may tamang panahon." – Toni Gonzaga on rumors about her pregnancy.
Was that an #AlDub reference right there?
"Very much looking forward to being there again, this time as PM." – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on marching in Canada's gay parade.
He walks the talk.
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.