Sans the top three bets, Gibo, Jamby steal show at Ateneo forum
Posted by akosistella on March 10, 2010
DAVAO CITY —With the top three leading presidential bets all absent, administration party bet Gilberto Teodoro Jr. and independent candidate Sen. Jamby Madrigal got the warmest welcome and the loudest applause in a forum on Mindanao issues held here on Tuesday morning.
Teodoro, dressed in his trademark green polo shirt and denim pants, was mobbed by students from the Ateneo de Davao University when he entered the venue. He also got the loudest cheers from the audience during the forum, prompting the moderator to remind the students of proper decorum.
I will send my guilty relatives to jail, Jamby says in Davao forum
Davao City, Philippines – Errant relatives of Senator Ma. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal should beware.
If elected president, she wouldn’t have second thoughts about bringing them to jail if found guilty of any crime, the senator said during the Sukatan 2010 presidential forum.
When asked what she will do that no other Philippine president has done, Madrigal, who belongs to a wealthy clan, said: “That’s an easy question. I will jail any of my relatives, any and all who do not pay taxes.”
NPC leader says they don’t know of any merger with NP
A former lawmaker of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) revealed on Tuesday that she and other members of the NPC national convention were neither consulted nor informed about any merger between the NPC and the Nacionalista Party (NP).
Lualhati Antonino, a former member of the Lower House representing South Cotabato’s first district, told Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioners Lucenito Tagle, Gregorio Larrazabal, Elias Yusoph, and Rene Sarmiento that she was “shocked and surprised” to read in the dailies about the existence of the NP-NPC Coalition.