Quotes of the Week: Marian Rivera on Christmas, Anne Curtis on her engagement + more

The city's most interesting sound bites.

(SPOT.ph) It’s almost Christmas and while some police officers are waiting for their bonuses, others are still worried that peace isn’t on the agenda this festive season. With extrajudicial killings and the death penalty looming over the country, can we really say it’s going to be a merry Christmas?


In other news, Anne Curtis got engaged, Catriona Gray made it to the Top 5 candidates of the Miss World pageant, and Mocha Uson was named ambassador to the MMFF.


Here are the rest of the week's highlights, in quotes. Happy holidays, Spotters!



Sana ay punong-puno kayo ng pag-ibig ngayong Pasko.” — Marian Rivera on her Christmas wish.

Spread the love!




Hintay lang tayo, huwag tayong mag-demand, huwag tayong mag-insist.” — PNP Chief Bato dela Rosa on the PNP's thwarted Christmas bonus.

So close, yet so far away.




To those people saying Janine Gutierrez's Petron calendar was photoshopped, of course it was, hello, pinalitan nga ng background!” — Photographer BJ Pascual addressing critics of an edited photo of Janine Gutierrez.

It's still art!




I’m so blessed. May mga circumstances pero talaga namang napagtagumpayan. Basta lagi lang talaga magdasal.” — Melai Cantiveros on her delicate pregnancy.

Fight lang ng fight!




It is with grateful and happy heart na I’d like to tell all of you, I am engaged to the love of my life, Erwan Heussaff.” — Anne Curtis on getting engaged.

Another It Girl wedding!




May true love sa Tinder.” — Cai Cortez on meeting her hubby via the dating app.

A Tinder fairy tale!





It is best to invest in building strong ties with people.” — Ogie Alcasid on relationships.

Like they say, it’s who you know.




I really gave my all and I hope I made you guys proud.” — Catriona Gray on making it to the Top 5 of the Miss World pageant.

Pinoy pride all the way!




"Ang gagawin ko naman dito ay paiingayin ko po sa social media at hihikayatin ko 'yong mga kababayan natin na suportahan po yung pagbabago dito sa MMFF." - Mocha Uson on being named an ambassador for MMFF 2016.

Time to make lots of noise.




"I don't think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand." - James Taylor on cancelling his Manila concert.

When music and politics collide.


Art by Criselda Carreon, 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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