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colonel querubin, in jail, will run for senate

Colonel Ariel Querubin

Colonel Ariel Querubin


Detained Colonel to run for senator in 2010

Querubin launches bid on Facebook

By Jocelyn Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 19:24:00 05/10/2009

MANILA, Philippines — Jailed Marine Colonel Ariel Querubin has tossed his hat in the political ring for a senatorial seat in the May 2010 elections.

In an open letter posted on the popular social networking site Facebook, Querubin said, “With a lot of circumspection, I have decided to run for the Senate in 2010.”

“I have no political pedigree, no political machinery and financial resources but I do have honor, principles and courage,” he wrote.

read in full here:  http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20090510-204227/Detained-Colonel-to-run-for-senator-in-2010

who is colonel ariel querubin?

COLONEL Ariel Querubin, the Marine officer who figured in yesterday’s seven-hour standoff in protest of the supposed voluntarily relief of his commandant, Maj. Gen. Renato Miranda, at the Marines headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, is no ordinary soldier.

Presently the commander of the 1st Marine Brigade, Querubin is a recipient of the military’s highest honor in 2002 for the most exemplary heroism and sacrifice displayed in combat — the Medal of Honor. As a lieutenant colonel, he commanded a Marine battalion landing team that engaged an estimated 300-strong, fully armed band of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in a 24-hour gun battle in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte from March 18 to 19, 2000.

Though outnumbered and facing heavy artillery fire, his forces succeeded in breaking the last line of defense of the rebel stronghold, resulting in the capture of Camp John Mack, the MILF’s most strategic staging area for operations.

In the citation, he was described as having inspired courage in his men with his daring maneuvers, unmindful of his own safety, moving positions and drawing fire towards himself with the end of pinpointing where the enemy fire was coming from.

read in full here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/qq3522

  1. Edgar Urbina
    May 13, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I somehow believe that he can become a good senator… And I would consider voting for him in May 2010.

    • May 13, 2009 at 10:37 pm

      we need to know more about colonel querubin. but from articles written about him, he seem to be a well-respected military man.

  2. dee
    July 25, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    We support you Col Querubin!

  3. Rene villarosa
    September 18, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I don’t agree with your plan to run under NP. If you use them, you’ll be indebted to them. Feel the true pulse of the people. Go with the morally right.Don’t be just like a Honasan who was knotted with a trapo Enrile. Count my vote if you flank with the right people…I know you cannot afford to run independent…Look what Trillanes did last time…

  4. Oinky
    November 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Correction, it’s not MEDAL OF HONOR but MEDAL OF VALOR!

  5. roel
    March 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    col. querubin is a good example of all filipinos.. he did the best..
    We salute you sir……… we proudly support you sir….and the MAGDALO MEMBERS…….

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