Quotes of the Week: Rachelle Ann Go on following your dreams, Cai Cortez on the MTRCB + more
The city's most interesting sound bites.
(SPOT.ph) Campaign season is still in full swing, with candidates and their supporters at each other's throats the entire time. Good thing there are distractions, such as Cameron Mackintosh and Les Miserables coming to Manila, and the showing of CineFilipino films, another venue where quality indie works are showcased.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore visited the Philippines to talk about global warming, which is affecting the Philippines at an alarming rate.
“Pwede pong paki explain, MTRCB? Taba is a description. It is not an insult.” – Cai Cortez on the MTRCB giving her film Ang Taba Ko Kasi an X-rating because it is “discriminatory.”
“To all those who are dreaming, never stop reaching for that dream. It will happen one day...Believe and it will come true!” – Rachelle Ann Go on marking her 12th year in the industry since winning the Search for a Star contest in March 13, 2004.
We love a good success story.
“We need men like Jovi with democratic vision and enduring capacity in building this nation of freedom.” – Former Senator Heherson Alvarez on the death of Jovito Salonga.
The country lost a great statesman, and we all know how much we need them these days.
“We agreed we can no longer continue with the talks. I believe this is best for all parties.” – Ramon Ang, San Miguel Corp president and COO, on the failed joint venture with Telstra Corp.
We're still waiting for faster Internet.
“It inflames passions and causes a deep divide that is the polar opposite of the message of national unity that I have been working hard to spread to our people.” – Bongbong Marcos on the pro-Marcos graffiti that defaced the EDSA People Power Monument.
Not sure everyone's been getting the same message.
“I’d like to kindly ask for your patience regarding the issue involving me right now.” – Diego Loyzaga on a mauling incident in Taguig in which he was allegedly involved.
Make art, not war.
“Because it's never too late to go back to school.” – Sunshine Cruz on going back to studying.
School is cool!
“You don’t want to dwell in the dark, because it won’t do you any good.” – Sam Concepcion talking about his breakup with Jasmine Curtis-Smith.
Ah, young love and the drama that comes after it ends.
“Nobody taught me how to dance. I just taught myself.” – YouTube sensation Balang on his dance moves.
Keep on dancing!
“The rate of sea level rise is projected to be two or three times faster in the Philippines.” – Environmentalist Al Gore on the effects of climate change in the Philippines.
Everyone, listen up.
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.