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Friday, June 04, 2004
V E R B A T I M (abstracted from Pilipinas 2.0 magazine)
"The country is on its knees".
(Raul Rocco, assessing the Phils. situation)

"When I first entered politics, I redefined the meaning of public office. The bottom line should always be the people".
(Joey Marquez on how he looked at public office)

"I just want to thank everybody. I was nothing, and now I am somebody".
(Jasmine Trias thanking her fans after getting voted out of American Idol's final three)

"Prospective caregivers are advised of this reality (no huge demand overseas) to prevent from pouring their efforts and money in any cargiver training institute that promises overseas employment after graduation".
(Phil. Overseas Employment Administrator Rosalinda Dimapilis advisory on general slowdown of demand for caregivers)

"If President Arroyo wins, there will be trouble and if Fernando Poe, Jr. wins, there will also be trouble. It is better if Eddie Gil will be president".
(Isang Bansa Isang Diwa Foundation vice president Elizabeth Samson said as they proclaimed Eddie Gil as winner in the presidential election. After the proclamation, they partook heartily of sumptuous meal at Club Filipino. It was unclear who paid the bill.)

"Poe can't accept defeat because all his life he's been a winner. He won battles after battles with the Japanese and the abndits in the movies."
(Nespaper columnist Ramon Tulfo on why Fernando Poe Jr. can't accept his defeat during the presidential election)

"What if we get married and my career takes a bad turn next year? What will I feed Nancy? Her ring?"
(Actor Paolo Contis stressing that he plans to marry Nancy Castillone, but wants to make more money before taking the plunge)

"My sex life is zero. Why? Because the place is not conducive. Conducive is dapat mabango and kuwarto, may bathtub at malaki ang kama(the room must smell good, with bathtub and a big bed). Iyong resthouse ko, puede na rin iyon (my resthouse will do)"
(Former Joseph Estrada complaining that his sex life is zero because the bungalow he is detained in a police camp is "not conducive" to physical intimacy)

"Panakaw nakaw ang meeting namin(we are sneaky in our meeting. I would visit her in San Agustin, or in her lola's in Forbes Park."
(Eric Quizon admitting that he was Kris Aquino's first boyfriend)

"I feel it is my moral duty to appeal to all our Muslim brothers and to the lumad communities - in Metro Manila, Mindanao and elsewhere in the archipelago -- not to be deluded into embracing terrorism as a weapon for redressing historical grievances and acts of injustice against the Bangsamoro People."
(Moro leader Nur Misuari calling on Filipino muslims to reject terrorism)

"As part of our thrust to bringing you the comfort of electric service, we in Meralco are continually looking for ways to manage our costs. Beginning with April 2004 bills for residential and general service customers: you will be receiving your electric bills without envelopes".
(Manila Electric Company announcing that subscribers naked billing sheets as a move to save the power distributor at least 2.3 million pesos monthly).

"There was a time when word got to Oyo that I was dating somebody who's younger. He asked me, 'Ma', I heard something,ganyan-ganyan . Is that true?Sabi ko - 'No',I hope, ha? I hope! Mahiya ka naman! Pagkatapos talaga nun I talked to the guy and I told him I had to stop seeing him".
(Dina Bonnevie on her son Oyo being like a father figure and protective of her especially when it comes to suitors)
posted by infraternam meam @ 11:43 AM  
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