Jamby Madrigal gets back on track

  • Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    Associated Press
    Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend. …

  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

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    Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the …

  • Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

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    Filipino killed, five wounded in Libya attack: security source

    A Filipino oil worker has been killed and five others wounded in a rocket attack on a coastal town west of the Libya capital, a Libyan security source said on Monday. "Our embassy in Tripoli confirmed that one Filipino died in (a) bombing in Zawiya," spokesman Charles Jose said in a text message to AFP. Libya has been wracked by conflict since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed veteran dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival militias and governments battling for its oil wealth. The …

  • Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill

    Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill

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    Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious-objection measure that provoked a backlash from businesses and gay-rights groups, saying it was not intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation. …

  • Purported kidnapper drops ultimatum to California police

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person claiming to be the ringleader of a group that says it abducted a California woman last week in an attempt to get a ransom has backed away from a threat to police to apologize for calling it a hoax. …

Former Senator Maria Anna Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal was born into a very illustrious family.

She is the granddaughter of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos and Senator Vicente Lopez Madrigal and the niece of Senator Pacita Madrigal.

Before her life in public service, Madrigal set up numerous foundations including Books-for-the-Barangay Foundation that shipped more than P2.5 billion worth of books to public schools nationwide.

She also founded the Abad Santos Madrigal Foundation, which empowers women and children through relevant and accessible livelihood programs.

Madrigal entered politics when former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada appointed her as the Presidential Adviser for Children’s Affairs to give poor children an access to his councils in 1999.

Following Estrada’s ouster in 2001, Madrigal worked for numerous youth-oriented foundations until she became undersecretary in the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

She eventually dabbled in acting portraying characters in films depicting the lives of her ancestors until 2003 before winning in the 2004 senatorial race due to an endorsement from actress Judy Ann Santos.

She filed court pleadings to contest the validity of the last will and testament of her late aunt Chito Madrigal-Collantes.

During her first term as senator, Madrigal chaired the Senate Committees on Environment; on Youth, Women, and Family Relations among others.

In 2007, the former senator pushed for a higher sin tax law and passed legislations on Magna Carta for Women Act and Tubbataha Reefs National Park Act.

A year after joining Vice President Jejomar Binay’s Partido Demokratikong Pilipino – Laban ng Bayan, Madrigal accused Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar of exerting his influence as senate president on the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Both senators ran and lost to then Senator and now President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

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  • State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia
    State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

    Residents of the Micronesian State of Chuuk were struggling to clear the roads of huge pieces of debris and return to damaged homes Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead. "Governor Johnson Elimo declared a state of emergency (in Chuuk) due to damage by Typhoon Maysak, including five deaths," FSM President Manny Mori said in a statement, indicating foreign aid would be needed to support relief efforts. There was extensive …

  • Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines
    Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend. …

  • Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better
    Philippine leader says 'worst airport' now looking much better

    President Benigno Aquino Wednesday hailed renovations to the Philippines' main international airport, expressing optimism it would soon shake off its ranking on one website as the world's worst airport. Almost a year after he personally apologised for the failure of air-conditioning at Terminal 1 of Manila's international airport, Aquino said the facility appeared to be completely different. "It is like I have entered a completely different airport," he told reporters as he inspected the …

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