Quotes of the Week: Ethel Booba on choosing, Jasmine Curtis Smith on LGBT rights + more

The city's most interesting sound bites.

(SPOT.ph) All the crazy things that happened the past few months are still spilling over to the end of the year. Even celebrities have become strongly vocal about their stance on political issues. Despite it all, everyone remains hopeful for the fast-approaching Christmas season.




Piliin mo ang bansa mo at hindi ang epilyido ng politiko.” – Ethel Booba on Philippine politics and false dichotomy

A famous singer once said, “Hindi pula’t dilaw ang tunay na magkalaban.”




"Hindi ako Superman, ako’y isang ordinaryong pulis lang." – PNP Chief Director General Ronaldo “Bato” Dela Rosa in tears while lamenting loss of public trust

All together now, "Kung wala ka nang maintindihan..."




Hindi pa ako handang sumagot sa mga iyan. Mas maganda sa Congress.” – Ronnie Dayan, Leila De Lima’s driver who was allegedly involved in the drug trade

Apparently, truth chooses a venue.




The attacks have the effect of silencing this expression, and contributing to a culture of misogyny and hate.” – Sen. Risa Hontiveros on sexual and misogynistic attacks online

Just stop it.




Mabuhay ang LGBT community! We have a voice.” – Jasmine Curtis Smith on winning best actress in the Cinema One Originals film fest for playing a lesbian in love with her best friend

Love always wins.




Hate does not drive out hate but it's really love that can do that.” – Jodi Sta. Maria on her role as Amor Powers in Pangako Sa’Yo, which earned her a nomination for the Best Actress in the International Emmy Awards

Only light can drive out darkness?





It's a risk. It's something I haven't done before but I don't think it's an opportunity I can let go.” – Atom Araullo on starring in Mike de Leon’s comeback film

Carpe diem!




Good sex! Di bale nang magutom! Gutuman na ‘to!” – Angelica Panganiban when asked to choose between good food or good sex

We appreciate this candid frankness.




There are so many hardships, but just always pray that things will work out.” – Sam Milby on life’s hardships

True that.




I had everything, but I was absolutely broken.” – Selena Gomez on taking a break from the industry

Stay strong, bb girl.



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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