Quotes of the Week: Rodrigo Duterte on God, Joey Javier Reyes on great senators + more

The city's most interesting sound bites.

(SPOT.ph) This week, friends and fans alike mourned the loss of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago who passed away on Thursday, September 29. Her passing marked a sad end to an already eventful week, when the president posed an existential question about God, and Sen. Leila de Lima had more fighting words for her detractors. 


The first U.S. presidential debate saw Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump battling it out with apparently lots of sniffles from Trump and snappy comebacks from Clinton.


Here are the rest of the week's highlights, in quotes!



"Gone are the days of our great senators who history will preserve with reverence. May there be more of their kind in the next generation." - Jose Javier Reyes on the death of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.

We need inspiration, not a teleserye




"My supermom is gone." - Heart Evangelista on the passing of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.

She was really something else.




My God, where are you? I believe in God but that is my perpetual question to him. Where were you when we needed you?” – Rodrigo Duterte on the existence of God.





Naawa na po ako sa inyo mahal na Pangulo, tigilan na ninyo ako. Ano po ang gusto ninyo sa akin? May gusto po ba kayo sa akin?” – Sen. Leila de Lima on the ongoing smear campaign against her.

In Regina George’s words, “Why are you so obsessed with me?”



It’s not every day na makakatisod ka ng nomination sa International Emmys. So, mas maganda na mapaghandaan na talaga." - Jodi Sta. Maria on her International Emmy Award nomination.


Way to go!




There’s always a limitation to a lot of things kasi pag sobra-sobra, hindi siya maganda.” – Camille Prats on limiting the hours of gadget use for her kid.

Also applicable to other aspects of life.




Pagod na ako. Tama na please. Ayaw ko na.” – Alessandra de Rossi on finding a new partner.

Alessandra is all of us.




We have to realize na ang mga filmmakers nating nagco-compete sa ibang bansa, parang athletes din dapat ang turing sa kanila.” – Film Development Council of the Philippines newly-appointed FDCP chair Liza Diño on travel assistance for filmmakers.

Anybody else feel like making a film?




Magandang mabigyan natin ng options ang mga manonood.” – John Lloyd Cruz on more indie films being shown commercially.





Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And yes, I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president.” – U.S. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton on being prepared

Burn, baby, burn.


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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