|Senator of the Philippines|
June 30, 2013
|Born||Maria Lourdes Sombillo Binay
May 12, 1973
|Political party||United Nationalist Alliance
|Relations||Jejomar Binay (father)
Elenita Binay (mother)
Jejomar Binay, Jr. (brother)
|Alma mater||University of the Philippines|
Maria Lourdes Nancy Sombillo Binay (born May 12, 1973 in Makati City, Philippines) is a Filipino politician. She ran for the 2013 Philippine Senate elections and placed fifth of the twelve senators elected. She was selected as the 12th Senatorial Nominee for the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) .
Binay and his sister Aiza Hurtado-Binay pursued their elementary and secondary education at St. Scholastica College. They entered University of the Philippines in June 1991 initially studying culinary and later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1997. ₪
Binay is the eldest daughter of the incumbent Vice President, Jejomar Binay, and Dr. Elenita Binay. Nancy Binay is also the older sister of Abigail Binay, a current Representative of the City of Makati, and Jejomar Binay, Jr., the current mayor of Makati.
Between 1998 and 2001 she performed administrative duties as personal assistant to her mother who was then the Mayor of Makati, liaising between the Mayor's office and other governmental departments and offices as well as with the private sector. From 2010 she has been functioning as personal assistant to her father, who is the current Vice President and head of the Housing department. In this role she liaises between the Office of the Vice President and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, as well as with other local government offices on matters related to housing.
In 2012 she was listed as one of the top 20 potential senatorial candidates for the UNA.
On October 5, 2012 Binay replaced Joey de Venecia to run for senator for the 2013 elections. De Venecia had earlier withdrawn his candidacy from the UNA's ticket. Binay is a member of the same party as her father's coalition, the United Nationalist Alliance for which she was the Deputy Secretary General. Leading up to her selection as a senatorial candidate for the alliance, Binay consistently ranked in the top 12 in the Pulse Asia November 2012 survey which ranked the popularity of potential candidates. Elections are slated for Monday May 13, 2013. Binay is a child advocate. The charitable foundations with which she has been involved are geared towards caring for abandoned children and providing educational opportunities for the less fortunate. Her platform for the 2013 Senate elections is on improving the outlook for pregnant women, particularly those of a poor economic status as a means of improving infant mortality and health.
Binay has not attended any of the public debates for Senatorial candidates, according to Prospero De Ver, "preferring to engage in debate when she's already in the Senate." Rival candidate Risa Hontiveros has issued an open letter to Nancy, challenging her to a debate. This came a little while after Hontiveros issued an oratory debate challenge to Nancy on national television.
Binay is married to Jose Benjamin Angeles, a construction and real estate businessman with whom she has four children. They reside in Sampaloc st,Barangay San Antonio Makati.
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