“I eat death threats for breakfast!”
(To a journalist’s question: “What is your reaction to the many death threats received by your office?”)
“As the poet said, because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me. But as another poet said, although the woods are lovely, dark, and deep, I have miles to go before I sleep. As God has seen fit to spare of my life, I am committed to the pursuit of His justice, including the crusade against graft and corruption.
“I challenged him to a debate in UP or Ateneo campus. His reply was that he cannot debate with women. I asked around, and I learned that he cannot debate with men, either. In short, he simply cannot debate.”