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senatoriable ariel querubin’s logo with the gritty look that works

July 24, 2009 3 comments

para sa bansa querubin

this is the logo that colonel ariel querubin who is running for senator that he uses as a logo for his facebook account where he launched his campaign for the senate.

( – read more about querubin)

the logo works very well. somehow it has a combination gritty and serious look into it. for some reason this strikes me as a poster that the soldier heroes of old like aguinaldo and bonifacio would have for themselves. it helps that querubin is in his soldier uniform.

the style of using bright colors and his photo in black & white points it to that quality. it is simple enough and yet it grabs you in a good way without being pretentious and not trying hard.

this is a logo in his facebook account. i think it will work as hard if this is turned into a poster with minor revisions on text layout to make it less cluttered and get some focus on the message.

the only downside in making this basic design as a poster is the cost as it will mean full color printing. querubin may not have the funds to produce these full color posters in large quantities.

we wonder who did this logo? his children? it works very well.

Querubin takes 1st step in Senate run

May 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Querubin takes 1st step in Senate run
By Vincent Cabreza, Jocelyn Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:59:00 05/14/2009

 MANILA, Philippines—Detained Col. Ariel Querubin Wednesday took the first step toward his bid for a Senate post in next year’s elections, registering as a voter, hugging mothers and kissing babies.

The bemedalled Marine officer facing rebellion charges got a “daylight pass” from his cell at military general headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo and at 4 a.m. was driven for the five-hour trip to Bauang, La Union, with four military escorts.

It took the 53-year-old Querubin 45 minutes to register at Barangay Acao, after which he waded into the crowd like a true politician, embracing mothers and smooching babies. Former grade school classmates volunteered to campaign for the soldier who has been detained for three years for allegedly attempting to overthrow the Arroyo administration in 2006.

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Colonel Ariel Querubin : February 27, 2006

May 13, 2009 1 comment

Standoff at Fort resolved
By Joyce Pangco Pañares and Michael Caber

THE standoff at the Philippine Marines headquarters was resolved peacefully last night when the new commandant declared he was firmly in control of the situation and that he and his men would follow the chain of command.

New Marine commandant Brig. Gen. Nelson Allaga announced the resolution of the crisis at around 10 p.m., when he and Marine Col. Ariel Querubin appeared before a group of reporters in front of the Marine headquarters inside Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City. “We will follow the chain of command, we will follow the Constitution, we will follow the duly constituted authority,” Allaga said, squelching rumors that a new military uprising was in the offing.

The Marines began to leave the compound shortly after to return to their barracks. The crisis began when the commandant of the elite Marines was relieved, which prompted a group of fully armed soldiers under Querubin’s command to gather at the headquarters building in support of their sacked commanding officer, Maj. Gen. Renato Miranda.

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colonel querubin, in jail, will run for senate

May 10, 2009 6 comments

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.

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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.

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