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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?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Sinasabi mo ba na si PNoy ay forever stuck inside the friend zone, dahil walang babae na pumapatol?

        hahha

      • speaksoftlylove

         Biniro ko nga yong katulong ko na kung sakaling magmilagro at hamunin siya ni PNoy ng kasal ay kung papayag siya? Ang sabi ba naman ay magapatuka na lang daw siya sa ahas.

  • 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…….. 

  • farmerpo

    Ala akong masabi sa comelec. Kaliwa’t kanan may pabinggo ang mga candidato dito sa Pampanga mula pa noong matapos ang filing of candidacy. Ngayon nga, out and out campaigning na, on the pretext that they are campaigning for their national candidates. Full force kung lumabas angTeam Ganito, Team Ganoon and only COMELEC can’t see beyond the ruse. Siguro, ang daling dukutan ni Brillantes. Kung saan saan tumitingin. Parang promdi sa maynila.Sabagay, may (malaking) pera si Jamby Good target kaya kitang kita.

  • bryanbrian

    The comelec said bingo is legal without a wager.

    What is the wager in this online game? The participants just have to complete a statement.

    Is bingo acceptable and this one is not?

    No doubt, jamby will fight if she is on the right side. She even had the guts to face enrile head on and exposed in the senate enrile’s illegal logging connections.

    • Emil

      The whale of difference is that the campiagn period began in the case of senatorial and party list candidates last Feb 12, but not for local candidates.

      • bryanbrian

         Even then, all the other laws still apply in cases of illegal gambling.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Politicians will always find ways to bend the law.  The good law we have in our land are useless if people always find ways to circumvent it just like what Madrigal did and Enrile with the Irene Port. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMCDM6E674J3UNZR4VZWFZ774U Angel

    450 followers? Why bother.

  • padrefaura

    akala ko malinis at matuwid ang Team Pnoy? 
    bakit isinali pa nila si jamby sa lineup?

  • sigena

    sunod na pa contest ng liberal party ps3 ang premyo para makasali si abnoy at declared standard practice

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    dapat agad i dis qualify dahil clarong lumabag sa batas. no one is above the law, if noy AB interfere with this then his tuwid na daan is a farce.

  • Sarkasmos

    Ang baba ni Jamby ay hindi tuwid na daan. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    The intent was simple: to engage people on how they perceive corruption. Jamby thought it was fun giving away a prize but it backfired. That shows Jamby’s lack of foresight and possibly her chance to be a senator again.

    Makes me wonder why she is on the Admin line-up.

  • brunogiordano

    “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.

    Hindi ito gambling kumpara sa bingo.

    Sa political campaign bingo, yong mga cards ay prepaid na ng mga kandidatong ang mga pangalan ay nakasulat sa likod.

    Samantalang ang kay JAMBY ay simple seven words sentence contra corruption.

    Kung may kamalian man ay kung hindi ito registered sa DOT bilang isang pa contest.

  • Noriel Bernabe

    This is just another case of grace padaca.

    Time and again COMELEC Chair Sixto Brilliantes has proven his loyalty to noynoy. Expect  that admin bet jamby madrigal would come out clean even when glaring evidences of vote buying is too convincing to denied. SHE WON’T BE DISQUALIFIED, I’M SURE 101%.

    SHE DOES NOT NEED TO CONVINCE ANYONE OF HER INNOCENCE AS LONG AS SHE GOT NOYNOY’S BACKING.

  • PinoyPower1

    Go Jamby!!

    For sure, this controversy will actually work in her favor.

    I believe she did nothing wrong.

  • JX Peron

    Unwittingly, Jamby Madrigal’s fans or FB handlers who thought of the iPad contest had put the Comelec into the position of clarifying the election rules. Still good, because all this brouhaha will benefit future elections. Just a minor stumbling block on Jamby Madrigal’s way to the Senate. Jajajamby!

  • Mario Salinas

    Perhaps the best thing to come out of this iPad contest is the jolting into consciousness of the sleeping public. Hoy, gising! Malapit na po ang election. Pumili na ng mga iboboto. At isama nyo si Jamby sa iboboto nyo!

  • Jay Alvin Madrigal

    actually, this also violates facebook’s community page guidelines. i often get tagged on a ‘like” campaign, be it a school popularity contest, raffle, or pageant. instead of “liking” i report it to facebook. two pages have already been blocked. 

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    Kala ko ba ipababasura ni Jamby yung stupid “Lina Law” nung senator sya last time?

    Di naman ata nya nagawa yun. Ano nga ulit ang nagawa nya bilang senatong?

    • boldyak

      SINIRA LANG ANG UPOAN SA SENADO….BWAHAHAHA…MABIGAT..

  • disqusted0fu

    Ms. Jamby Madrigal is not afraid to violate election rules because she knows that she’s got the backing of Pnoy. As we all know, everyone related or a close ally of Pnoy is exempted from all sort of rules the country has. If this was an UNA candidate caught, immediate disqualification!

  • josefe38

    MAY NILABAG KA NYO? WALA YAN KAY ABNOY, ABSWELTO KAAGAD YAN. ISANG TAWAG LANG NI ABNOY KAY SIXTO BURADO LAHAT YAN.

  • PepingCo

    Depensa agad ang ibang Team Abnoy candidates. Give some leeway daw. Kapag kakampi, slap on the wrist lang (like Mayor Lim, Llamas, et al). Pero pag kaaway, slap with a court case agad. Ang batas ay dapat patas sa lahat.

  • $23257130

    ikulong si jamby. pppppppppppwwwwwwwwweeehhhh kadiri eeeeeewwwww

  • Mattino2011

    Bakit tinangap face niyan sa Facebook in the 1st place hahaha..

  • Yobhtron

    IBASURA SI JUDAY AT ANG JINGLE NIYANG JA-JA-JAMBY!



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