Jamby Madrigal loses ‘lucky’ bracelet during campaign sortie in Marawi

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Former senator Jamby Madrigal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MARAWI City, Philippines — Senatorial candidate Jamby Madrigal was one of only two Team PNoy bets who traveled for several hours by land to attend its rally in the provincial capitol gym here on Monday.

Only after mingling with the crowd did she notice that the jade bracelet she took off and put inside one of her vest pockets before she started shaking hands was missing.

Madrigal and her staff did not discuss the incident with reporters but one witness close to her said she considered the piece of jewelry allegedly valued at P18,000 as “lucky.”

It would be recalled that in 1998, then vice presidential candidate Sen. Edgardo Angara also had a Timex watch snatched from his arm during a Mindanao sortie. Madrigal faced reporters in an impromptu news conference after leaving the city.  She did not volunteer any details about what happened.

Replying to a question unrelated to the missing bracelet, Madrigal said the time and effort exerted by local officials who made sure that Team PNoy sorties went as planned should be enough reason to attend these provincial trips.

Madrigal, who has only missed about three of these sorties since the national campaign began on Feb. 12, expressed wish that other Team PNoy candidates would show the same regard for the work done by their local supporters.

Madrigal and Grace Poe were the only Team PNoy bets who showed up in Marawi.

Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Risa Hontiveros and Bam Aquino sent proxies while the rest of the 12 senatorial candidates did not show up at all.

“I am a team player.  It is incumbent for one to attend the rallies as a show of solidarity for the group. It’s only proper that we show up because the local government officials went out of their way to prepare for our rallies,” Madrigal said in Filipino.

“It’s also a sign of respect and gratitude to the people who made these rallies possible to show up.  Medyo napakawalang galang (disrespectful) when one doesn’t show up,” she added.

By her recollection, Madrigal said she has attended “about 98 percent” of all Team PNoy rallies since the senatorial campaign began.

President Aquino later arrived via helicopter in the rally after Madrigal and Poe have left.

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  • TEAM PNOY

    Sa Marawi City pa, hehehe. hahahah. hihihi.

    • https://www.disqus.com/ It’s Up To You

      parang marami kang alam ah! sige kumunta ka pa at sabayan mo na rin ng sayaw para palakpakan kita…… ;-))

      • TEAM PNOY

        What an internet bully you are! Hini naman ako si Tessie Aquino noh!

  • ravindrama

    masamang pangitain yan …baka pang labing-3 ka at hindi sa pang-3….ganun lang yan…pero kung gusto mong maka-pwesto yung mga brilyante ang ipa-mahagi mo na ang presyo ay milyones.

  • ofwsagitnangsilangan

    May scapegoat na si Jamby pag natalo sya – nawala yong lucky charm nya :)

  • padrefaura

    watdafuck…. papaano ito naging news?

  • Mickey Hiss

    Unlucky for her she lost the bracelet. Lucky for us if she loses the election.

  • kismaytami

    P18K, barya lang yan kay jampoy. Ang mas nakakatakot eh kung mabalik ito sa Senado. Tiyak, bilyones na naman ang mawawala sa kaban ng taumbayan.

  • noyab

    masamang panigtain sa pangit na candidato

    • Herman Near

      Hindi rin. Charms are known to be mysteriously missing or destroyed when its owner just averted a really bad luck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erick.labandia Erick Labandia

    KAHIT SAANG SULOK NG MINDANAO UNA SENATORYAL CANDEDATES ANG MANANALO DYAN WALA NG IBA WATAK WATAK NA ANG TEAM PINOKYO D NAYAN MANANALO NGAYON??NANALO LAMNG YAN DHIL SA MAMA CORY NYA?????MAGA MINDANAWONS HWAG NATING IBOTO ANG D MAKAMASANG PILIPINO TULAD NG TEAM PINOY?

  • Benigno the Turd

    So ano. Magnanakaw ang mga taga-Marawi? Is that the news? Or does PDI want an excuse to mention Team Pnoy candidates? Advertisement in the guise of news? Style niyo bulok!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    what a crappy piece of news..how much did the reporter get paid for this?

    • Herman Near

      How much were you bribed to make a nonsense post like this?

  • leop23

    Is this news? What a waste of time

  • Guest

    Sayang kung hindi maibabalik sa Senado si Jamby. Napatunayan naman, it’s on record na marami na siyang nagawa bilang isang senador noon

    • Guest

      Korek! Kaya bakit magluklok sa Senado nang bagito tulad ni Nancy, na wala namang karanasan. Wag sayangin ang boto,ibalik si Jamby sa Senado.

  • Guest

    Makikita mo naman kay Jamby ang kanyang kaseryosohan na maglingkod sa taumbayad di tulad ng iba diyan na gusto lang magpayaman sa pulitika.

  • Guest

    Sa mga kandidato, si Jamby lang ang walang takot na labanan ang corruption. ang mga kandidato n’yo ba ay meron niyan?

  • Guest

    Hindi naman kasi kailangang magpayaman ni Jamby sa pulitika dahil mayaman na siya. at
    hindi siya ganid sa power and wealth.

  • disqusted0fu

    Only one person does not miss out on team pnoy rallies and that is Pnoy himself. Whatever happened to him being busy and not having time to take a break? Campaigning is not by all means a job of the President of the country, but this is probably the most active that we’ve seen Pnoy been since he became president.

  • disqusted0fu

    There goes Jamby’s luck. Don’t you worry, there is still hope with the magic of the PCOS machines, more so now that Brillantes is no longer interested in getting the source code.

    It’s sad that there are only a few people who attend team pnoy sorties, and apparently some are only attending to steal from the candidates.

  • Guest

    Alam si Jamby malapit talaga sa tao yan, kaya siguro nalaglag ang bracelet niya sa labis na pagkamay sa mga tao.

  • Guest

    Ang kandidato nyo bay may malasakit sa mahihirap, sa kalikasan. sa bayan? Iisa lang kilalang kong ganyan si Jamby Madrigal.

  • Guest

    Huwag na dagdagan ang mapurol sa Senado tulad ni nancy binay, mag-Jamby
    Madrigal na lang kyo. Siguradong maasamahan n’yo.

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