"(Pesident Arroyo)....is a second rate, trying hard copy cat."
- Imee Marcos, in a privilege speech, Feb. 27, comparing the martial law declaration of his father to GMA's declaration of a state of national emergency.
"Bilang commander in chief, kontrolado ko ang sitwasyon."
-- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Feb 24, 2006, declaring the national state of emergency.
"Rumours of martial law have no basis and the state of emergency will be temporary. The objective is to preserve the constitution, defend the rule of law, prevent violence and disorder."
- Presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye
"This is foolishness. This is not an inquest, charge me with contempt."
- Anakpawis Rep. Crispin Beltran, lawmaker arrested February 25,2006 on charges of rebellion. He denounced the inquest arranged by the the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.
"We are here, we are not hiding. We are not cowed. We will see this regime ousted from power."
-Dr Carol Pagaduan-Araullo, chairperson, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN).
"We survived Marcos� 1081, there is no reason to think we will not survive 1017. Arroyo is a poor copy of the dictator Marcos."
- Activist priest Fr. Joe Dizon, convenor of Kairos.