BR:“Just because there are people urging me to run for 2016, they will already ruin my name?”
BR:“Legal and legitimate, it is unfortunate that a legal undertaking between associates is being tainted with malice.”
“It appears that that the good intentions of helping the poor and spreading development to the countrysides are not realized at napaglalaruan pa pagdating sa (manipulated during) implementation.”
EQ: How will you help your constituents without the pork?
BR: My wife said:"What are we going to give them? I don't think it's fair to spend our hard-earned personal cash because we use that for our kids and our daily needs."
EQ : What do you feel about the pork barrel scam?
BR: “Napakasakit na madungisan ang pangalang napakatagal naming pinagsikapan buuin at pangalagaan. I am praying that this will finally shed light on the controversy and clear our tarnished reputations.”
EQ: What does your wife say about the pork barrel issue?
BR: "Lani's answer was this: "Basta 'wag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao (Well, as long as people don't ask assistance from us)!" She added: "E ano'ng ibibigay namin? Hindi naman puwede yung pinaghihirapan namin dahil sa personal naman namin 'yun, sa mga anak, sa mga pang-araw-araw na panggastos namin ."
BR: "Aside from prudence, I am not a member of the Blue Ribbon committee to begin with. But I fully support the inquiry and all the other investigations into the matter.”