(SPOT.ph) The Philippines earned a Silver medal in the Rio Olympics, thanks to weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who ended the country’s Olympic medal drought of 20 years. The death penalty was also discussed at the Senate, and politicians weighed in on burying Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Meanwhile, millennials and not-so-millenials are still going crazy over Pokemon Go.
Here are the rest of the week's highlights, in quotes!
“Boxing is my main source of income. I can’t rely on my salary as a public official.” — Manny Pacquiao on his upcoming fight in November.
“Thank you Lord.” — Hidilyn Diaz after winning the Silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
Mabuhay ka, Hidilyn!
"To forgive is divine. Pero pano kung di naman humingi ng tawad o ng forgiveness? #NeverForget" — Bianca Gonzalez on Martial Law.
We seem to be forgetting a lot these days.
“How can we allow a hero’s burial for a man who has plundered our country and was responsible for the death and disappearance of many Filipinos?" — VP Leni Robredo on Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Libangan ng mga Bayani.
How can we?
“Sa akin po ay hindi biro ang buhay ng ating mga kababayan. Sana po maging mas sensitibo tayo sa usapin po ng pagkitil ng buhay ng kapwa.” — Sen. Kiko Pangilinan after Sen. Manny Pacquiao's "joke" about the death penalty.
Good to know that your life is not a joke.
“Totally gonna 'go jogging' later. #PokemonGo.” — Megan Young on Pokemon Go.
Whoever said that playing video games is not good for the health didn’t foresee Pokemon Go.
“I will offer Thai hospitality to my Filipino fans.” — Mario Maurer on being Thailand’s new tourism ambassador.
When’s the next flight to Thailand?
“Sometimes it’s about making money and sometimes it’s about making art.” — Jasmine Curtis Smith on making mainstream movie projects and Cinemalaya films.
You can't have both at the same time?
“If you're feeling confident, 'yon ang start ng pagiging sexy. Then it's gonna shine and everybody can see it. And they'll think that you're sexy.” — Arci Muñoz on posing for a men's magazine.
Confidence is key.
"Natuto na akong tanggapin na baka kahit siya na ang greatest love ko, hindi ibig sabihin na he’s the one I’m meant to...spend the rest of my life with." — Andi Eigenmann on her relationship with Jake Ejercito.
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.