PH needs modern day heroes, says Madrigal


MANILA, Philippines–Commemorating Araw ng Kagitingan, Team PNoy senatorial candidate Jamby Madrigal said on Tuesday that the Philippines needs modern day heroes to fight the war against poverty, hunger and corruption.

Granddaughter of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos, a hero and martyr during the Japanese occupation, Madrigal said even ordinary Filipinos can rise to the occasion and be heroes in their own right.

In a statement issued to media, Madrigal paid tribute to the men and women who suffered and died in the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. “We remember and we won’t forget. The memory of our forefathers live on and the best way to repay their valor is to make our country the best it can be for future
generations,” she said.

The former senator is seeking a fresh term to pursue her crusade against corruption which is also the battlecry of President Aquino III.

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  • Jun Go

    ang daming modern heroes, and for sure di mga pulitiko yun.

    yun ang handang magsakripisyo hindi para ma dyaryo at di kailangan magpakilala.

    yun ang nagbubuwis ng hirap keysa sa ginhawa.

    yun ang madalas kinikikilan ng ahensya ng gobyerno.

    marami lang kasing bulag at nagbubulagbulagan upang kilalanin ang tunay na modernong bayani.

    • Herman Near

      Plenty of unsung heroes. Honest people who return items that don’t belong to them.

      The policemen who do valiant deeds.

      Marami dyan.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    I just hope she’s not dragging her chair… she is not fit to be a hero(ine)…

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Let’s make Jamby Madrigal our modern day heroine. Jajajajamby’s tall and her imposing figure makes her a suitable modern day heroine. And even though she’s tall and very high up there, Jajajajamby’s scoliosis makes her appear as if she’s stooping reaching down to the people on the ground. Those qualities alone make Jajajajamby the perfect modern day heroine. The perfect optics for this election season.

    If you believe in Jajajajamby, vote for Jamby Madrigal.
    If you believe in Judy Ann Santos, vote for Jamby Madrigal.
    If you believe in mutant giants like Jajajajamby, vote for Jamb Madrigal.

    • Herman Near

      Utter junk from a brain made of junk.

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        But Jajajajamby is my heroine.

        She’s the latter-day joan of arc.

        Don’t junk her just because she’s a dyke.

        Have some respect for the LGBT community.

      • Herman Near

        Nice try in your thinly veiled sarcasm.

  • Billy Reyes

    hindi ba pweding sumulat ng comment para magbigay ng suhestyon para ikakabubuti ng ating bansa.
    Hindi katulad ng mga ganitong comment na sisiraan muna ang kapwa, tapos wala naman pa lang magandang suhestyon para sa ikabubuti.

  • patrickinca

    tama na ang mga hero worshipping and all of that backwardness. Mahalin lang natin ang bansa natin at itigil na ang paghihintay kung ano ang magawa ng gobyerno natin. Stop voting this TRAPOS and start voting independents or mga maasahan.

    • Herman Near

      How sad to see you call anyone who you don’t agree with, but has performed well in their tenure by actually doing their job– making laws, a TRAPO, in a blanket term.

      • patrickinca

        Why because you are defending your boss which is a TRAPO? Your so funny.

      • Herman Near

        You call it defense, I call your words the statements of the misinformed.

      • patrickinca

        The only misinformed here is you and more like delusional. Magkano ang binabayad sa iyo ng mga politikong ito? People like you ang dahilan kung bakit hindi umaasenso ang bansang ito. Backward political mafia. Ano sa tingin mo sa aming mga taong bayan? Mabobola ninyo with all of your propagandas? Pa-share naman diyan sa mga ninakaw ninyo kasi pera naman namin iyan galing sa buwis na pinaghirapan namin! Paano kaya kayo nakakatulog sa gabi after a whole days work of corruption and self loathing? Oh wait I am sure nakakatulog kayo sa gabi kasi puro kayo walang KOSENSIYA! LOL!

      • Herman Near

        Ano sa tingin ko sa mga tao you say? People who don’t bother researching, believe in hearsays, don’t make informed decisions, make sweeping statements, and worst of all? Assume, assume and assume.

        My word still stands. You are grossly misinformed, and worse, you fail to admit it and rectify it.

  • phantomofhope

    binabayaran ba ang mga newswriters na to para patulan ang mga sinasabi ng mga kandidato? :)

  • Herman Near

    Remember that heroes fight the fight, and gain enemies in the process. You have adversaries in any battle, be it another person, an obstacle, or a problem.

    • Weder-Weder Lang

      Sounds like a video game. My heroine Jajajajamby is also good in video games.

      • Herman Near

        Someone’s playing too much videogames that their perception of reality’s starting to get warped.

  • buttones

    “even ordinary Filipinos” How shallow and condescending- the last thing we need is another bunch of ‘heroes’, there is too much of this personality based culture in my country, we’ve had 67 long years of ‘heroic’ endeavour that have brought us to the pathetic state we are in now. No, we don’t need another ‘hero’, 30% of this nation actually need a toilet, and 95% of our villages need a paved road, and 20% need a fresh water supply- another drama
    queen we have to deal with…OMG!

    • Weder-Weder Lang

      Hey come on, there’s nothing wrong with “ordinary Filipinos”. That’s just how Jajajajamby differentiates herself from the rest of us. Like it or not, the rigid class system still exists albeit in subtler form these days. Jajajajamby is merely speaking her mind.

      • buttones

        Yes, the ‘class system’ is alive and well, when I hear remarks from the landed elite about ‘ordinary Filipinos’ I get rather annoyed. Might as well be really honest and call us the hoi polloi, the masses, the proles or even the peasants… This discrimination has become more subtle? I don’t think so, it was just the other day this Bam Aquino who is embarked on turning us all into entrepreneurs went to great lengths to tell us all this was a long word. The guy doesn’t even know what the word means, every day for most of us is a risky business…And now I have spoken my mind.. such as it is.

    • Herman Near

      And who do you expect to build them? You can’t have toilets, roads and water to spawn or come to those in need on their own.

      • buttones

        Who will build these things? Or who will pay? Well the tax payer will pay of course, who will actually build the things I mention? Well it ‘s not going to be Senators is it , as I pointed out their record in this regard of providing basic services to the nation through budget approvals and legislation is one of abject and utter failure…..well at least for the nation, not for the Senators of course who grow increasing wealthy on their pork… they are doing rather well and I suspect all of them have a toilet, all of them have fresh water supply and the roads in the gated ghettos where they live are in top condition…

      • Herman Near

        Here’s your worst shining moment– the assumptions all senators are well off because of the pork. You obviously are not aware of senators who rejected their pork barrel.

      • buttones

        Worst shining moment? How odd, bit of a contradiction in terms there, if it is the case that the pork given to the Senators, which is actually, or should be, directed to my benefit, and they rejected it well that’s another middle finger at me isn’t it?

      • Herman Near

        Better than they become the subject of your assumptions of misuse. There are senators who did not use their pork at all. And to say it’s a middle finger to you– how convenient of you to say that. Clearly a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” case.

      • buttones

        Look my dear, the pork that is given to your heroic Senators, is supposed to be to my benefit, that they choose to disregard it, to not accept it and appear saintly in doing so is a bit sick- and you believe this sort of thing? Any Senator, given part of the public trough to spend for my benefit and then declares he does not use this to my benefit is an idiot….

      • Herman Near

        You probably forgot it is the work of the senators to craft laws primarily. Usage of pork barrel for projects is secondary and not critically vital to their functions.

        And so there are senators able to do work without the pork barrel– they simply decline it and return it entirely, and carry on with their work.

        If you rely so much on politicians to upgrade your life, you are probably missing out one big person who can do those.


      • buttones

        Thank you for the interesting and informative comment about what the role of a Senator is, I had completely forgotten so thanks for reminding me.
        I don’t agree with the system of ‘pork’, mixing Filipino politicians and huge amounts of cash is never good news, but while we have the system, if money is available for use for Senators projects that might benefit society in a way then they should be used, not returned because the Senator can’t think of anything worthwhile to spend the money on, or to make him appear ‘clean’ in the public eye.

        On your concern about me personally relying on Senators to ‘upgrade’ my life as you put it, let me allay your fears, I’m totally self reliant, so don’t worry about it, but thanks for your concern anyway……

      • ARIKUTIK

        Sabi ni Jamby ay hero daw yong mga nakipag barilan sa Hapon noong WWII. Eto ang sabi ng sexing Apo ni war hero > “Lolo mag Japayoke ako para maayos ang bahay natin” Sagot ni Lolo Hero, >”Sige Apo kasi mas may pag asa tayo sa mga Hapon kesa sa mga hinyupak na politiko’s natin”….. Isa doon si Jamby, ….. weeeeeeeee >>>>>>
        Ang tunay na hero sa ngayon ay ang milyones na OFW’s na naga remit ng mahigit 1 Billion US$ bawat buwan. Ang Anti hero o mga kontrabida ay ang Dynasty politicians ….. Tulad ni Jamby ….. nyaaaaaaa…..

  • mekeni62

    si Jamby talaga oo. Desperadong mapag-usapan, Kahit ano na lang. Nangungulelat naman kasi…tsk tsk tsk.

    • Herman Near

      And you forgot to read what it’s all about, in your oh-so-cool desire to bash Jamby, because it makes you look like a hero.

      Which, you’re not.

      • mekeni62

        oh here’s one Jamby fan. also as desperate.

      • Herman Near

        And that makes you any better like your candidate? Sure doesn’t look like it!

      • mekeni62

        Never did I say I’m a hero and never did I say I’m much better. You did.

      • Herman Near

        Your implications and words gave you away.

      • mekeni62

        They were your words bro.

      • Herman Near

        Words that I have seen from your actions.

  • page_break

    Politician Politician Politician, They said OFW is a modern day Heroes now she want another modern day heroes. Election is near its getting hot more gimmicks so that people will see ur effort.

    • Herman Near

      Maybe if you read up on candidates more, you’ll see the “gimmick” you’re looking for.

  • boybakal

    Modern day Heroes….we have lot of them.
    OFWs, Bayani Casimiro, Bayani Agbayani,Hero Bautista etc etc.
    We are saturated with Heroes….nobody work anymore, they think they are really Heroes.

  • staad

    the problem is when a ‘real’ hero comes out, he will be killed in no time. all the real heroes have gone out of the country for a better peaceful life. nobody wants to be a hero in a system that is hopelessly corrupt from the religious to the political.

  • $14334231

    OFWs being called modern day heroes?….no, they’re not….they’re our number 1 export to the world…..their leaving is to help THEIR families to survive in this corrupt country of ours….common heroes, we might have….but real heroes????…..try to find one, jambaba, and introduce and exalt it to us…..when you find one, I just might vote for you…..

  • disqusted0fu

    Wow… Jamby is saying anything just to get attention from the voters.

    The Aquino administration’s crusade against corruption is fake. It serves as a front for the administration allies to get away with their own corruption. If that’s the same path that Jamby will take then forget about it.

  • david

    no need for heroes. only conscientious citizens

  • JasonBieber

    PH does not need heroes they just need elected government officials to do what they promises and to do what they were elected for which is to help the poor and improve the well-being of the country.

    Pnoy promises to help the poor but he has been lacking in following through on his promise.

  • Guest

    JAMBY !!! JAMBY !!! JAMBY !!! JAMBY !!!

  • Guest

    What you see is what youget. –
    Yan si Senadir JAMBY Hindi sya nagpapakipot o nagpapa-plastic. Yung taos-puso serbisyo ang ibinibigay niya sa taong bayan para sa kabutihan ng nakararami!

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