Quotes of the Week: Leni Robredo on remarks against women, Ellen Adarna on freedom + more
The city's most interesting sound bites.
(SPOT.ph) Remember, remember, the 8th of November. Three years ago, Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged Visayas, killing thousands. This year, another tragedy occurred. Nine Supreme Court justices voted for the burial of a dictator at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani. Elsewhere in the world, many were stunned by the results of the U.S. elections which saw Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States.
Here are the rest of the week's highlights, in quotes!
"Tasteless remarks and inappropriate advances against women should have no place in our society. We should expect that most of all from our leaders." - Vice President Leni Robredo responding to inappropriate remarks made by the president during the Yolanda anniversary.
A very important reminder.
"A whole new world. Trump as the most powerful leader of the free world." - Karen Davila on the results of the U.S. presidential elections.
But where's the magic carpet?
"I'm a millennial and well-aware of atrocities during Martial Law. This 'heroes' burial' WON'T change history. I'll make sure my future children know." – Gretchen Ho on the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani.
A history lesson for all ages.
“Why are we giving garbage a bigger platform to mislead the country?” – Regina Belmonte on Mocha Uson having a regular column in The Philippine Star.
“Tulad ng marami, siguro inaabangan ko 'yong mga imbestigasyon.” – Noynoy Aquino on Albuera town Mayor Rolando Espinosa’s killing.
What’s happening to 2016?
“Next year will be the start of us making the Internet faster.” – Department of Information Communications and Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima on their plans for 2017.
The future is bright!
“I just don’t like people getting bashed or people making up things just to destroy a person.” – Paulo Avelino on his rumored new girlfriend and his fans who bash her.
Reality check, rabid fans: It’s not your life!
“I haven't forgotten about my advocacy, okay?” – Pia Wurtzbach on people accusing her of neglecting her HIV/AIDS advocacy.
Pro-tip: The less time you spend on social media, the more you actually do.
“Alam niya kung saan siya masaya, alam niya ang tama, alam niya ang mali.” – Vilma Santos on her son, Luis Manzano’s dating life.
Malaki na yan.
“Be free AF.” – Ellen Adarna on her skinny dipping experience.
Free as a bird!
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.