Friday, December 20, 2013

Trending Quotable Statements of 2013 in the Philippines

The year 2013 has been a roller coaster for the Philippines. We have celebrated for winning various beauty pageants, we have protested against the corrupt politicians who have taken advantage over their PDAFs and we have helped those who were affected by the strongest typhoon ever recorded in the world history. A lot of things happened to our country but we remain strong and hopeful for our dear Philippines.

The Social Media has played a vital role and a witness to the events that transpired in the Philippines over the course of the year. In fact, I learned first the important news and trending topics from Social Media than the television and other form of communications. So as far as my memory is concerned, I am listing here the quotable quotes that have trended in social medias as per the Philippine news and current events is concerned. Let's take a look at some of these famous quotes in political, business and entertainment industry as a way of recalling the important events for this year 2013.

1. "You Don't Do That To Me" - Willie Revillame

A what seems to be a joke has turned into a misunderstanding between Willie Revillame and Ethel Booba as the later had purportedly accused Revillame of disrespecting her in front of the camera during her performance in one of the segments of the defunct show Wowowillie. As a retaliation of the said accusation, the said host had expressed his sentiments over Ethel's reaction on national television. Apparently, Revillame doesn't like the way Ethel approached him backstage, hence the famous line "YOU DON'T DO THAT TO ME".

2. "'Di Ko Po Alam" - Janet Lim Napoles

I think the biggest news when it comes to the political arena is all about the PDAF scam. Some whistle-blowers have revealed the horror story behind PDAF and the name Janet Lim Napoles has resounded as the mastermind of all these PDAF scam brouhahas. However, the senate failed to corner Napoles to reveal the senators involved in the scam because she kept on answering "'DI KO PO ALAM" to almost all questions. The right to self incrimination saved Napoles from a disastrous situation, but the game is not yet over and we believe that justice will be served soon.

3. "I Can Buy You, Your Friends and this Club" - Anne Curtis

The famous statement that followed by a slap to the handsome face of John Lloyd Cruz. The tipsy Anne Curtis had turned from sweet and charming into a fiery dragon when John Lloyd Cruz and his friends tried to play prank with her in the club.

4. "Don't You Know Me?" - Mayor Junjun Binay

The most recent controversy in the political arena so far is the "Dasma Incident". Apparently, Mayor Junjun Binay and his team who were in a 4-car convoy attempted to exit in one of the gates of the Dasmarinas Village. However, as per the village's rule, the exit gate is solely for entrance use only after 10 pm as part of the security measure for the residence of the said village. The security guards were just doing their job not allowing anybody to pass through the gate, but Mayor Junjun stepped out and spoke to the village guards. The "Don't You Know Me?" statement of Binay has suddenly trended online because it sounds authoritative. He then got the security guards arrested just to let them know who he really is.

5. "Bahala Kayo sa Buhay Nyo" - Sec. Mar Roxas

The statement that made Sec. Mar Roxas looks stupid. A video went viral showing how Roxas talked to the local government of Tacloban after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. The issue is all about the City Mayor being a Romualdez and the President being Aquino. As a backgrounder, the Romualdez's and the Aquino's are in a political war. Then in the video, Roxas mentioned the line "Bahala Kayo sa Buhay Nyo" referring to the National Government could not longer help them anymore. Roxas defended himself and said that the video is just a spliced video, it does not show the whole conversation that could have explained what has actually transpired during the meeting.

Words are very powerful. Once you said something, it can't be undone and it can even mark a permanent damage. I think what we can learn from this is that we should be careful with what we are saying because every word we say will ricochet. But thanks for this statements, they make 2013 memorable for the Philippines.

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