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Presidentiable Jamby Madrigal

August 8, 2009

After a hard time accepting Arroyo’s First Gentleman for the past nine years of her presidency are the Filipinos ready for another first with a non Filipino first gentleman in Malacanang? If senator Jamby Madrigal has her way, we should all be ready when Frenchman Eric Jean Claude Dudoignon Valade comes out of the surface this 2010 for her presidential bid.

Personal life aside, Jamby aka Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal-Valade currently chairs four Senate Committees: Committee on Environment, Committee on Youth, Women and Family Relations, Committee on Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, and the Committee on Cultural Communities.

She has filed bills in the areas of education, juvenile justice, gender equality, empowerment, anti-trafficking and anti-pornography. She has also authored bills on the protection of the indigenous peoples and their ancestral domain as well as the protection and conservation of the environment.

She likewise sponsored bills advancing national economic interests, such as the repeal of the Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998, as well as measures seeking to place LPG under price control and for the recovery of PETRON and Malampaya.

She recently filed a bill repealing RA 7942, the “Mining Act of 1995” and a bill for the imposition of a total log ban. Both bills aim to protect the last remaining natural resources from wholesale plunder.

In an opposition protest, she was on of the political leaders who were subjected to the Manila Police water cannons while attending a religious procession.

A known protagonist of most senators and the president in the senate floors, Jamby has proved that when she talks, people actually pay attention to listen. She was also one of the major role players during the Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili controversy. She also had her share of haters in the net when she took the time of former President Aquino’s funeral by giving away free yellow bracelet with her photos as a pre-election parapehernalia.

But the bigger question than if we are ready to get ahead of the fact of his French better half, is Jamby ready for the Presidential seat?

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June 2009 SWS Presidentiables Survey- Villar jumps ahead, Estrada doubles ratings now 2nd, Escudero big gain

August 5, 2009
June 2009 SWS Presidential survey
June 2009 SWS Presidential survey

This June 2009 SWS survey finally moves. Here are the impact of the advertising efforts of the presidentiables and the heightened media attention on the presidentiables and the presidential elections.

Villar solidifies his lead in this survey jumping to 33% from 29%.

But the bigger news is Erap Estrada nearly doubling his rating to 25% from 13% pulling Estrada’s ranking from 5th place to now 2nd is an astonishing jump.

Estrada has been going around the provinces in the past weeks, and has appeared in some presidentiable debates but has not gotten a lot of press lately.

Estrada’s campaign efforts were a significant increase versus what he had done previously, but they are not significant from the absolute and most specially compared to the other presidentiables. With efforts that does not seem warrant a huge increase in ratings and a significant jump like that, almost doubling his rating, makes you think that perhaps there was a sampling error and will make you look back at the raw data.