Current Position in Government: None
Positions previously held in Government:
She ran for President in 2010
Presidential Adviser for Children’s Affairs (1999)
Relatives in Government or Politics: None currently in office
She is the granddaughter of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos and 1949 Senator Vicente Lopez Madrigal. Her aunt, Pacita Madrigal-Gonzales, was a senator and the first head of the Social Welfare Administration (now DSWD).
Bills authored and passed:
Platforms and Advocacies:
Jamby Madrigal’s platform pushed for “Philippines for the Filipinos,” where Filipinos are empowered to regain sovereignty over their environment and resources, trade, and economy from big foreign players. She also asserted the role of an “innovator for social justice and advocate of economic policies that benefit the majority.”
Jamby Madrigal aimed to advance a pro-Filipino industrialization through extensive processing of native produce while protecting the local market from inequitable foreign competition and smuggling. By ensuring fair trade, she aspired to develop favorable ties with various organizations here and abroad, and abolish monopolies and cartels.
She also pushed for the enactment of a genuine agrarian reform program that would liberate peasants from poverty, stop non-agricultural conversion of lands, and ensure just income distribution.
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