See, see?!! This is exactly why I did not vote for the likes of "this girl Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal", or Jamby, in the Senate during the last, or the coming, elections. As Philippine Star columnist Federico Pascual, Jr said, "Senators worthy of the office are cast from sterling silver, not from cheap copper". Who died and gave her the authority to go to the Netherlands and "negotiate" with Jose Ma. Sison, aka Joma, and Luis Jalandoni to discuss the "socio-economic and political crisis" of the country. HELLO?!? We have a more capable and authorized negotiating panel to do that. What's worse, Sison disclosed that the CPP-NPA-NDF signed a communique with the Opposition stating that they would "work" together to remove PGMA from office before February 2007. Reports gave us the impression that as a member of the Opposition, Jamby signed the said communique. So, the Opposition decided to team up with the leaders of the CPP-NPA-NDF to topple the Arroyo administration. What I am afraid of is what's going to happen if they succeed; do these "bourgeois politicians" really know what they're getting into? Eh-hum, there are no permanent allies, only permanent interests. Madrigal said that she went to the Netherlands in her capacity as a "senator and a peace advocate". If she considers herself as a peace advocate and a public official, she should've stayed HERE and WORKED HER BUTT OFF to help improve the lives of those affected by the internal armed conflicts; not going all the way to Europe and signing a deal with two individuals who are, unfortunately, considered as international terrorists and as enemies of the state. A publicity stunt on her part that goes against (as in head-on) a stated public policy. Whose side is she on, anyway? Certainly not the Filipino people, which according to Fr Romeo Intengan, S.J., "whose poverty is aggravated by an insurgency that increasingly burdens poor communities and households with taxation and conscription". Moreover, Madrigal completely ignored the sacrifices made by our soldiers and law enforces during encounters with the insurgents and the losses suffered by their families. Great, what's next?