Lacson endorses Madrigal

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Senator Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday endorsed the return of his former colleague in the the Senate, Jamby Madrigal.

Lacson, who will leave the Senate after two consecutive terms that started in 2001, said Madrigal would continue the fight they waged together against graft until the former senator decided to run for President in 2010 instead of running for re-election.

“Jamby and I fought the good fight in the Senate, exposing anomalies without fear or favor. She’s the type who won’t back down from a fight, a type of Senator this country badly needs to continue the war against corruption,” Lacson said in a statement.

Lacson said he and Madrigal fought side by side in exposing the sins of the Arroyo administration, particularly the anomalous national broadband network deal with China’s ZTE Corp.

He said they also filed bills and resolutions to combat poverty, protect the environment and provide jobs and more livelihood opportunities for Filipinos.

Lacson urged his followers to throw their support behind Madrigal, whom he described as his long-time ally in the Senate, saying she will continue the reforms he started.

“Jamby will continue our crusade once I leave the Senate, that’s why I’m only too happy to endorse her candidacy,” Lacson said.

Lacson hails from the vote-rich province of Cavite, where his son and chief of staff Jay is running for vice governor alongside Liberal Party gubernatorial bet Cavite Rep. Irineo Maliksi.

A longtime police officer, Lacson is credited for cleaning up the image of a reputedly corrupt PNP when he became its director-general in 1999.

Madrigal, on the other hand, won her first term as senator in 2004.

She remains as the only candidate chosen by President Aquino outside the winning circle in the latest survey of Pulse Asia.

Former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. and former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros, who were similarly situated in the surveys as Madrigal, have made it to the circle of probable winners according to Pulse Asia.

Madrigal, in an earlier interview with reporters, took solace in the fact that her survey numbers were also not quite good when she won a Senate seat nine years ago.

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  • est

    how can you endorse when youre a crook

    • Brax82

      It’s because we are in the Philippines, kung saan sa awa ng diyos pinagsama sama lahat ng mga tangang botante sa mundo…

      • Barney Stinson

        Yup you’re one of them.
        (insert your smart@$$ reply below)

      • Brax82

        Barney Stinson, as in Troll ka nalang tlga ngaun?

  • Zuesmaryosep

    Sa next surveys, tiyak na babagsak naman ang ranking ni Alan Peter Cayetano dahil unti unti ng nalalaman ng tao ang kasamaan niya.

    • Guest

      Kaya
      pala sagana sa political ads si Alan Cayetano dahil campaign contributor niya
      ang smuggler na si Boy Valenzuela

  • Ulipur

    Question 1: is the support of Lacson for Madrigal Good?
    Answer 1: YES and NO

    Question 2: Why and How so?
    Answer: It is NO GOOD.

    Bottom Line: Si Jamby Madrigal….Hindi Magtatagumpay…Kahit suportahan….Ng kanyang Kaibigan.

    • Herman Near

      I find the lack of logic in this one rather disturbing.

  • Mon Sparks

    Ping Lacson is right: Jamby Madrigal is an excellent addition to the Senate. She has always been outspoken against corruption. And she has never been accused of any graft or corruption charge. I fervently hope she wins!

  • Ulipur

    Why is there no mention of C5 Extension??….Pinagtulungan ninyo si Sen Villar, ngayon naman beso-beso pa si Jamby kay Mrs Cynthia Villar..

    Where is the consistency? Or talagang mali lang kayo sa C5?

    • Ulipur

      How did she win in 2004? Ask Sen Enrile.

    • ike1684

      actually may balita na nagkasabay daw si cynthia at jamby sa eroplano at nd daw binati ni jamby si cynthia at napilitang umupo sa economy si cynthia kasi nasa business class si jamby. ibig sabihin nd parin ok si cynthia kay jamby. nagkataon lang na magkasama sila sa ticket

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    No to UNArroyo party which is an alliance of corrupt, murderer, adulterer, plunderer, election cheat and criminal people.
    I strongly believe Pope Francis will not endorse any of the UNArroyo senatoriables because they are immoral.
    But Velarde and CBCP endorse them in exchange for money and Pajeros that is why the Catholics in the Philippines are losing their faith.

    • Guest

      Walang naniniwala sa mga black propaganda kay Chiz. Sorry na lang kayo Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. Di kayo nagtagumpay.

  • ike1684

    sana sa PNP italaga ni Pnoy si lacson para bumalik ang integridad ng PNP kasi noong sya ang may hawak ng PNP nawala ang mga loko lokong pulis. Anyways sana manalo si jamby, ilan lang kasi ang tulad nya na walang anomalya at alam mong may tapang magsiwalat ng anomalya

  • Brax82

    So Madrigal was endorsed by a Murderer/Fugitive…Is this something to be proud of?

  • TEAM PNOY

    Lacson endorses Madrigal.

    KISS OF DEATH!

  • noyab

    ang kapal mo mamatay tao, DACER- CORBITO EXECUTIONER, ANO BA NAGAWA MO SA 2 TERM MO SA BAYAN, SIGE MGA MAGBIGAY KA NG EXAMPLE….

  • noyab

    SAYANG LANG ANG IBINAYAD SA IYO NBG BANSA, MERON BANG TANGIBLE RESULTS PARA SA BAYAN AT MAMAMAYAN ANG 2 TERM MO AS SENATONG…

  • noyab

    SI GLEN DUMLAO, REY AQUINO, MARANTAN ANG COL ABANG ANG I ENDORSE MO PARA SENADOR AT TIYAK MARAMING MGA OWNERS NG MGA FUNERARIA NATIONWIDE ANG MAGBIBIGAY NG SUPPORT SA KANILA….OR MAGBUKAS KA NG LACSON FUNERAL PARLOR AT SILA ANG MGA PARTNERS IN CRIME MO….

  • Kiro Nazakato

    Ang ingay na naman paid hacks. You are doing the right thing Mr. Senator_endorse Jambi Madrigals return to the senate. As with her earlier terms, she will be a formidable addition to the senate,and to Team Pinoy!! Good Luck,and God bless you, Jambi!! You are a woman of integrity, and you will win, as the whole of your Pnoy’s Team!!!

  • http://www.comcast.net Amador Amor

    There are more stupid voters in the Phil. than any place in the world. By electing the likes of Sotto, Revilla, Lapid, Estrada, Binay, Enrile and other showbiz personalities, we showed to the world how idiotic the voting population is. This time around, I hope that trend will finally be changed and the people will elect those who are well qualified, honest and hardworking instead of those people whose only credibilities are being popular because they are often seen on TV’s, the movies and heard on radios. Vote Wisely,

  • Gordo Viejo

    Jamby loses her lucky bracelet and this is what happens …. tsk tsk …

    • Guest

      Tama lang na bumaba sa survey si Alan Cayetano at least natatauhan ang mga botante sa ugali niyang kurakot at kasakiman

  • Almighty Creator

    jamby is a true nationalist. her position on VFA and national industrialization is very consistent. i hope she wins

  • pcosmachine

    JAMBY MADRIGAL WILL BE A GREAT ASSET AND A FIGHTER IN THE SENATE.

    SHE IS NOT AFRAID TO EXPOSE ANOMALIES AND CORRUPT PRACTICES OF ANY POLITICIANS.

    SHE HAS A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ECONOMICS AND FRENCH AT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY (USA), PURSUED A HIGHER EDUCATION IN INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS AT YALE UNIVERSITY (USA), AND A MASTER’S DEGREE FROM SORBONNE UNIVERSITY (FRANCE), AND A SPECIAL TRADE AND SHIPPING COURSE FROM CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ( ENGLAND).

    THIS WELL-EDUCATED AND QUALIFIED FORMER SENATOR WILL LAND 12th IN THE MAY 13 SENATORIAL RACE.

    • pepito gwaps

      I like her Ipad prize on her FB contest.

      • Herman Near

        Start working for your own then. Everyone likes an IPad, except the part where they have to get the money to IPay.

  • http://twitter.com/a_waks99 waks

    Jamby Madrigal one of the decent hardworking senatorial bets. No fear in fighting corruption

  • http://www.facebook.com/will.santos.98871 Will Santos

    elections, not surveys, will determine true will of the people. hope madrigal wins a senatorial seat again

  • Guest

    Wala naman kasing masamang ginawa si Chiz sa taumbayan, bansa, sa institution ng
    Senado. Walang bahid ng katiwalian. Alam ng tao yan.

  • virgoyap

    Madrigal is one of my senatorial list.

  • Guest

    Talagang malakas na kandidato si Chiz Escudero kaya iyong mga inggit sa kanya tulad ni Alan Peter or JV, gusto siyang ibagsak. Sorry na lang sila.

  • Guest

    Whether it is good or bad publicity for Chiz, hindi magbabago ang pagkakakilala namin sa kanya. Inggit lang yung mga taong sumisira sa kanya.

  • Herman Near

    In fairness, Lacson, for all his controversy, did bring good things. And that’s what is important.

    Jamby should never be forgotten this elections, one vote should be given to her.

  • http://twitter.com/Always_Melar Melar Assina

    Dati ng magkakampi sina Lacson at Jamby sa paglaban sa mga corrupt na pulitiko,kaya di na nagdalawang-isip si Lacson na iendorso si Jamby

    • http://twitter.com/skypeboyglenn Glenn Malvar

      Hindi nakakagulat na iendorso ni Lacson si Jamby dahil pareho silang anti-graft crusader.Kaya kay Jamby ang boto ko!

  • http://twitter.com/garymason852 Gary Mason

    Parehong ayaw sa mga tiwaling pulitiko sina Jamby Madrigal at Ping lacson kaya magkasundo sila.Kaya dapat ibalik sa senado si Jamby

  • http://twitter.com/TansTanio Tans Tanio

    Tama lang na iendorse ni Ping Lacson si Jamby Madrigal dahil pareho silang galit sa mga kurap sa gobyerno

  • kilabot

    in that case,
    jamby will get solid support from lgbt community;
    with pinky gone,
    the perverts need her
    to promote perverse agenda.

  • Guest

    It’s nice to hear that Sen. Lacson is endorsing Jamby Madrigal. Parehong fighter ang mga yan against corruption.

  • Guest

    Yes I agree, both Ping ang Jamby are anti-graft crusader. Kaya kung sinuportahan n’yo si Ping, sana suportahan n’yo din si Jamby.

  • Guest

    Nagsanib sina Ping at Jamby para ibunyag ang ilang mga anomalya o katiwalaan noong Arroyo administration.

    • Guest

      Si Jamby lang ang makakapagpatuloy nang nasimulan nila ni Ping na laban
      kontra sa korupsiyon kaya ibalik natin siya sa Senado.

    • Guest

      Katulad ni Ping, si Jamby ay walang takot na binunyag ang mga anomalya noong Arroyo administrasyon like NBN-ZTE deal.

      • Guest

        Sabi nga ni Jamby, she will expose anomalies without fear or favor. Ganyan kasi ang ginawa niya noong Arroyo administration.

    • Guest

      Dahil may tiwala si Ping Lacson kay Jamby, he even urged his followers
      to vote for her in May 13 elections.

  • Guest

    Huwag iboto ang mga senador na nagtatayo ng political dynasty. Iboto n’yo na lang si Jamby, nag-iisa lang sa pamilya na nasa pulitika.

  • Guest

    Ipaglalaban ni Jamby ang karapatan ng mga kababaihan, ng mga kabataan
    at ng mga manggagawa. Kailangan natin siya Senado.

  • Guest

    Tama lang na iendorse ni Ping Lacson si Jamby Madrigal dahil pareho
    silang galit sa mga kurap sa gobyerno

  • Guest

    Parehong ayaw sa mga tiwaling pulitiko sina Jamby Madrigal at Ping
    lacson kaya magkasundo sila.Kaya dapat ibalik sa senado si Jamby

  • Guest

    Binoto ko si Jamby noon boboto ko pa rin siya ngayon dahil naniniwala
    ako sa mga advocacies niya

  • Guest

    Jamby Madrigal one of the decent hardworking senatorial bets. No fear in fighting corruption

    • Guest

      Madrigal now endorsed by Lacson. strong anti-corruption advocates sila

  • Guest

    elections, not surveys, will determine true will of the people. hope madrigal wins a senatorial seat again

  • Guest

    Save the Senate from ‘garbage’ candidates. Better support Jamby Madrigal who will put interest of country before self

    • Guest

      Lacson endorses Jamby Madrigal. Parehong matapang kontra katiwalian

  • Guest

    Lacson endorses Madrigal. Both steadfast fighters vs corruption

    • Guest

      Lacson endorses Madrigal. Parehong matapang laban sa corruption

  • Ulipur

    Dead Meat itong si Jamby sa endorsement ni Lacson….double dead…Dead ball pa.

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