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Candidates' quotes of the day: Of Batman, Les Miserables, and being rumored gay

February 1, 2013 4:08pm
(Updated 6:08 p.m.) - Just how well do you know your senatorial candidates?
 
Beyond the political platforms, these candidates are just like the ordinary Filipino, crying over a good movie, singing karaoke songs, and collecting Batman toys as they revealed on GMA News TVs' "News to Go" where they were asked light, so-called "Miss Universe" questions.
 
So who is the cry baby at the movies and the Batman wannabe? Read on.
 
"Sa totoo lang, there was a time, sinasabi bakla raw ako. Hindi totoo 'yun, of course." 
former Senate President Ernesto Maceda, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA)
 
"'Nung isang linggo nanood ako ng 'Les Miserables.' Naiyak kaming mag-asawa. Dalawang beses pa." —Teddy Casiño, Makabayan Coalition
 
"Mahilig akong umiyak sa movies." —Cynthia Villar, UNA
 
"Ang exercise ko at therapy at pagre-relax is going after, habulin 'yung dalawang apo, moving in opposite directions." — Sen. Gringo Honasan, Independent/UNA
 
"Kasi mahiyain po ako. Pero andito ako sa pulitika, parang naka-Batman costume."
JC Delos Reyes, Kapatiran Party, when asked about his favorite superhero.

"Nung isang araw lang po ako'y naiyak, kasi kapag tinitingnan ko po 'yung naging haba ng panahon ng aking pakikipaglaban para maging maaoys ang ating lipunan." — Rizalito David, independent, when asked when was the last time he cried.
 
"I have lots of Batman toys." — Christian Señeres, Democratic Party of the Philippines

 
The wild side
 
"14 thousand feet. Ako po ay nag-parachute. Skydiving. Pero siguro hindi ko na po gagawin uli 'yan dahil meron po akong dalawang anak." — Miguel Zubiri, UNA, when asked about the wildest thing he has ever done. 
 
"Wala. Kasi I was 17 years old when I entered the PMA (Philippine Military Academy). I barely got out from high school." — Ramon Montaño, Independent, when asked for the wildest thing he has done.
 
"Madali (ako magtiwala) kaya madalas rin ako maloko. Kaya kailangang baguhin din natin iyon." — Ricardo Penson, Independent, when asked how trusting he can be.

"Parang isang Ilongga. Galit na galit na pero malambing pa rin ang boses. Pero galit na. Nakamamatay na figuratively." — former Akbayan party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros, Liberal Party, when asked how does she express her anger
 
Favorite karaoke song
 
"'My Way.' 'I did it my way.' Maraming napapaaway 'dun." — Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile, UNA

 
Ever cheated?

"Hay naku. Cheated, never. Ako ay napaka-studious na estudyante. Sa eleksyon, ako ang nadaya." — Sen. Loren Legarda, common candidate


 
Marc Jayson Cayabyab/KG/RSJ/HS, GMA News



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