Quotes of the Week: Kris Aquino on her hiatus, Joey Reyes on health + more

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(SPOT.ph) Girl power was at an all-time high this week because of International Women’s Day. Grace Poe’s camp was also in a celebratory mood because the Supreme Court ruled in her favor and declared that she was qualified to run for president.


Amid the festivities, the recent death of TV and film director Francis Pasion brought to light some questionable practices in the industry. 



Have a life. It's all about having a life, not merely having a living.” – Director Joey Reyes’ advice to people in the TV and movie industry.

Sweden knows what's up. Six-hour work days FTW!



This is a victory not only for myself, but also for the poor and the downtrodden...as well as for all women." – Sen. Grace Poe on the Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling which allows her to run for president.

And so the race begins.


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Thank the woman beside you—mother, wife, sister, daughter. Today we celebrate the courage and struggles of women all over the world.” – Loren Legarda on International Women’s Day.

Who run the world?




Truly women hold up half the sky.” – Sen. Pia Cayetano on International Women’s Day.

We'd say more than half, sometimes.



I think the reason a lot of TV directors like Wenn Deramas and Gilbert Perez, and now Francis Pasion are getting cardiac arrests is because of the horrible working hours and conditions in television.” – Quark Henares on the death of OTWOL director Francis Pasion.

Not just in TV.




This isn't goodbye—this is I hope you'll miss me and I hope to see you again, soon.” – Kris Aquino on taking an indefinite hiatus from showbiz.

She also said she’ll stop making movies back in 2013, but hey, maybe this time it’s for real.



I have never been so upset and humiliated by an actress in my entire career spanning four decades!" – Vivian Velez on quitting a TV soap opera after allegedly being bullied by Cristine Reyes.

Maybe their personalities don’t mix well—just like tubig and langis.




I have always put our senior stars in high regard and do my best to treat them with much respect.” – Cristine Reyes on accusations from former co-star Vivian Velez.

So much drama!



"If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've never seen, she's gonna have to swallow the camera." – Bette Midler on Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie.

Shots fired.




I am more than something that happened 13 years ago. Let’s move on, already. I have.” – Kim Kardashian on the criticisms she received after posting a nude selfie, with some people alluding to her sex tape from 13 years ago.

If you say so.



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.

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