The report stated that Afuang was allowed to stay inside the air-conditioned office of the Pasay City police Criminal Investigation Division (CID).
Afuang, labelled as "Fr. Afuang" for "baptizing" Kho, faces raps of disturbance of proceedings after disrupting Thursday’s Senate probe when he poured bottled water on the Kho’s head.
Afuang was former policeman who became mayor of Pagsanjan, Laguna.
Early 1995, he also got the the attention of the masses when he burned the Singaporean flag at the height of rallies to save convicted Filipino Flor Contemplacion from hanging in Singapore.
Radio interviews Friday morning quoted, Afuang as apologizing to the Senate but said he had ‘no regrets doing what he did to Kho’. Stating "My apologies to the Senate," he stated.
"If I have to do it again dahil sa kapakanan ng sambayanang Pilipino, nariyan ang Afuang [If I had to do it again, I’ll do it for the country]," he said in a radio report of DWIZ.
He added that he had no intentions to show disrespect to the Senate, and that the ‘surge of emotion when he took his seat at the Senate hearing is unplanned.’
Afuang stated that he did not plan on watching the proceedings, stating that he had business elsewhere in the Senate building.
He detailed that when the waiter brought him a bottle of water, "nagdilim ang paningin ko, galit ako sa mga walang hiya [everything went dark for me, I really hate jerks)."
He also stated that he got madat Kho because his only daughter, who he said is a nursing student in the United States, has a resemblance with Halili.
Afuang stated that he plans to stage a hunger strike.
Radio reports said that Afuang refused to take any food brought by visitors while he was detained at the police station.
"Sanay na ako di kumain, para sa bayan [I’m used to not eating. This is for the country]," he stated.
Paula Isaiah L. Panganiban with reports from Edwin Eusebio