Elenita Binay

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Elenita S. Binay
Second Lady of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Preceded by Arlene Sinsuat-De Castro
Mayor of Makati City
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2001
Preceded by Jejomar Binay
Succeeded by Jejomar Binay
Personal details
Born Elenita Sombillo
(1944-11-09) November 9, 1944 (age 70)
Angat, Bulacan, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party PDP-Laban (1998 to 2001)
Spouse(s) Jejomar C. Binay
Children Maria Lourdes Nancy Sombillo Binay-Angeles
Mar-Len Abigail Binay
Jejomar Erwin Binay, Jr.
Marita Angeline Binay
Joanna Marie Blanca Binay
Residence Barangay San Antonio, Makati City
Occupation Doctor, politician
Religion Roman Catholicism

Dr. Elenita Sombillo-Binay (born in Angat, Bulacan) nicknamed as Ellen is the former mayor of Makati City serving from 1998 to 2001 and the current Second Lady of the Philippines for being the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay. They have several children, two of whom are casting their lots into the political ring. She is the mother of Makati City Mayor Jejomar "Junjun" Binay, Jr. and 2nd District of Makati Representative Mar-len Abigail "Abby" Binay.

Political life[edit]

Mayor of Makati (1998-2001)[edit]

Mrs. Binay, though employed as a medical practitioner, ran and won as Mayor of the afore-cited city after her husband vacated the post.

Sandiganbayan graft case[edit]

Elenita Binay's (and private businessmen Li Yee Shing, Jason Li and Vivian M. Edurise, and Ernesto Aspillaga's) arraignment for graft charges was set by the Sandiganbayan's 4th Division on January 18, 2008. Binay was charged of alleged anomalous purchase of office fixtures and furniture for the new Makati City Hall from private contractor Office Gallery International from December 1999 to February 2000, regarding the acquisitions worth P 13.25 million overpriced by P3.6 million.[1]


Honorary titles
Preceded by
Arlene de Castro
Second Spouse of the Philippines
Political offices
Preceded by
Jejomar Binay
Mayor of Makati City
1998 – 2001
Succeeded by
Jejomar Binay