MANILA - Senator Maria Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal is taking a big leap--she's running for president in 2010.
Madrigal announced at a press conference in Makati City Friday that "it's presidency or nothing" for her in 2010.
The senator added that she won't back out from the race, and would file her certificate of candidacy on November 30.
She said she will not be convinced to slide down to a lower position.
In anticipation of what her critics would say, Madrigal said nobody has the monopoly of the presidency.
She said she came up with the decision after a month-long retreat.
Madrigal ran and won a senatorial seat in 2004. Her term ends in June 2010. With a report from Maricar Bautista, ABS-CBN News