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Jamby Madrigal probed for FB contest

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Former Sen. Jamby Madrigal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections yesterday disclosed that it was closely monitoring a senatorial candidate of the administration-led Team Pnoy who could be slapped with an election offense for illegal campaigning on cyberspace.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the candidate was supposedly holding a contest through the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter and promised to give away an iPad to the winner.

“We are investigating the possibility that there might be a violation being committed by a candidate of the administration…it will fall probably under illegal campaigning because a prize is promised to be given away,” Brillantes told reporters.

The Comelec chief declined to identify the senatorial candidate but a search on Facebook and on Twitter showed that he was referring to Jamby Madrigal.

On her Twitter account (@TheRealJamby), she was encouraging her 450 followers to “speak their mind” about corruption and win an iPad. Her account also showed that she made the “tweet” on Feb. 15.

Meanwhile, her Facebook fan page, which has more than 2,000 “likes,” showed more detailed information on the mechanics of the contest. “Let’s play a fun game,” she addressed her followers on Feb. 14.

A promotional photo read: “dadadaFriends of jajajaJamby want you to win a free iPad.” Joining was “easy as 1-2-3,” it further stated. First, contestants must like Madrigal’s fan page and in not more than seven words, they must complete the sentence “Corruption is bad because…,” it added.

Based on the information posted on her Facebook page, the contest will end on March 12. The winner of the iPad will be announced three days later. So far, 58 people have joined the contest.

The Comelec Law Department will be conducting a preliminary investigation into the matter, Brillantes said, adding that it could be a possible disqualification case.—With Matikas Santos, INQUIRER.net

Originally posted at 05:04 pm | Tuesday, February 19, 2013


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  • $23257130

    grave talaga si madam jamby. bwahahahaha. ng pa raffle pa ng ipad para ma like sa facebook at twitter. buti may pera pa si ex senadora e di va hindi nya naman nakuha yung mana ng auntie nya. LOL 

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    Sali tayo :)

  • UrHONOR

    SIGE….kung sinupaman yang TNL na lumabag ng batas…ke LP o LPG pa, kasuhan at bigyan ng karampatang pinakamabigat na kaparusahan para ipakita na ang pamahalaan ay walang kinikilingan. 

  • Guest

    Sana may gumawa ng video game using James Jimenez as Donkey Kong 2.0. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JJ3EVCTQXRCB24IEJDP7G5YTB4 Jerry

      hehehe mr. jimenez, sorry po ah, sa galing, eh wala ako masabi bilang spokesperson ng comelec. but sorry to say na hindi ka telegenic. dapat naman yong medyo cute ang spokesperson. tapos yong balbas mo, nakakatakot din po. pero, actually idol kita dahil very eleoquent mo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z6NPU55BZPII5LOVO7HQCSVQXQ Conrado de QUIYOT

      hinde ko pa confirm ..perpetual flunker daw tong jimenez sa bar exam…

  • wilson

    good job sana sampulan  ng comelec ang kandidatong senador na ito kahit nasa liberal party pa ito, sana ang comelec  huwag papanig sa ano mang partido lalo na sa disqualification cases at saNA MADALIIN NILA ANG PAGPALABAS NG  RESULTA.

  • mari suli

    Loko niyo bakit kong si Isko magpabingo na may premyo din daw hindi niyo inimbestiga.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    hhehehehe… kahit anong pakulo na lng tong mga politiko!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    The brilliant man at the helm of Comelec has made a joke again. Do you have another one, Mr Gem?? (Moral) Corruption is bad because one of the Comelec Commissioners has a pending case in court!! Moral corruption is even worse than corruption of public funds.

  • Andres Bonifacio

    Si Jamby Madrigal ‘yan…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z6NPU55BZPII5LOVO7HQCSVQXQ Conrado de QUIYOT

    Tangna bakit yung mga bingo cards may mga pictures ni plunderer erap at iskong kulangot walang campaign violations ano bang klaseng patakaran ng ginagamit ng comelec..

    • Jane Tan

      nyahahaha hinde naman parang marunong mag-campaign si Brilliantes, hinde naman niya napansin na nagpapahuli lang sila Erap para mapalabas ang mga mukha nila

    • speaksoftlylove

       Kasi mas pogi si erap at isko kaysa idolo mo. At least kumpleto ang buhok, hinahabol ng mga babae, at higit sa lahat hindi sila mukhang huklubang tsekwa na amoy imburnal ang bunganga, kuha mo dogyot?

  • Guest

    Pwede bang idisqualify na lang si Jamby altogether? Wala naman syang kwenta. Kung hindi lang dahil kay Judy Ann Santos, baka hindi pa sya nanalo dati. Ang laki-laking tao, hindi makatayo ng matuwid. Paano nya pa tatahakin ang Daang Matuwid?

  • speaksoftlylove

    Pakulo lang yan ng Comelec’s “brilliant man” daw para macover up yong hocus PCOS niya at mawala sa sirkulasyon. It’s just a diversionary tactic.

    Anyway, now that Mark Cojuangco has formally announced the NPC’s witdrawal from the Team BaNoy coalition and specifically instructing their members to withdraw their support from Jamby Madrigal, Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Bam Aquino, ano na lang ang aasahan ni Jamby Madrigal para mananalo? It is better for Jamby Madrigal to resign as soon as possible and blame it to the threat of Brillantes, at least hero pa siya kahit papaano. Di ka naman mananalo Madrigal so do the right thing.

  • $14334231

    yong iba kunyari komersyal ng kung anong produkto hindi pa nag uumpisa ang kampanya…anong problema diyan kay jamby….nagpapapremyo lang naman….may sinabi ba siyang iboto siya?… hindi ko siya iboboto pero wala namang masama sa ginawa n’yang kontest…at least may isang taong magkakaroon ng ipad…. comelec, ang ayusin ninyo ay kung paano hindi madadaya ang eleksyon ng mga ulupong na tatlong hari…….. 



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