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Who Said What? 8 Quotable Quotes From Local Personalities This 2017

This year isn’t short of news shakers in the country. In fact, there are a lot of talks, discussions, and statements that made 2017 a raucous time. Thanks to the power of social media, different personalities have taken the spotlight for a time with their strong statements that either shook or inspired Filipinos. We’ve collated eight quotable quotes, from politicians to TV personalities and more. Do you remember any of these?


President Rodrigo Duterte: “I have resolved that no matter how long it takes, the fight against illegal drugs will continue.”


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The fight continues. Even with numerous accounts of EJKs, the president lives on with this promise, stated during his State of the Nation Address.



Jack Ma: “It’s not the technology that changes the world. It’s the dreams behind the technology that change the world.”



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One of Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” Jack Ma visited the Philippines last October for an acceptance speech in De La Salle University, sharing insightful lessons about business and technology.



Kris Aquino: “If you will choose to invent quotes from me, galingan n’yo naman.”



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This year isn’t much of a quiet time for the Queen of All Media. With controversies shot at her this year, this quote gained the most attention, especially on social media, after a Facebook user spread a screenshot of a fake statement referring to Kris’ apparent spat to Asec. Mocha Uson.



Karen Ibasco: “The real problem is us because of our ignorance and apathy. What we have to do is to start changing our ways, to start recalibrating our minds and redirecting our steps because together, as a global community, our micro-efforts will have a macro-effect to help save our home, our planet.”



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This Q&A response gave another honor to the country in the beauty pageant stage–with Karen taking home the Miss Earth 2017 crown.



Erwan Heussaff: “There is only that moment in that incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only, it is the hand that evokes love and creates a twin soul of every person in the world, without such love, one's dream won't have no meaning.”



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#TheWanForAnne is definitely the most talked about wedding this year, and this message from Erwan’s viral proposal video for Anne made hearts melt.



Charo Santos-Concio: “Who says 60 is retirement age. No one really retires. It’s a new life.”



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With the release of her new book, My Journey: The Story of An Unexpected Leader, earlier this year, she surely isn’t short of inspirational advice for everyone with this statement from one press conference she was in.



Nadine Lustre: “Come on guys, it’s 2017.”



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Not shying away from controversies and speaking up about her relationship with loveteam James Reid, Nadine slams haters with her “don’t-care” attitude and fierceness.



Jericho Rosales: “It’s done. Past is past. We’ve moved on. We are mature people. It’s a different life. It’s a different world.”


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Echo speaks for us as another year comes. This was  his answer after a photo of him and ex-girlfriend Heart Evangelista meeting in a dinner went viral and caused major nostalgia to fans.


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