Elenita Binay

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Elenita S. Binay
Second Lady of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
President Benigno Aquino III
Preceded by Arlene Sinsuat-De Castro
Succeeded by Jessica Robredo
Mayor of Makati
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2001
Preceded by Jejomar Binay
Succeeded by Jejomar Binay
Personal details
Born Elenita Gabriel Sombillo
(1944-11-09) November 9, 1944 (age 72)
Angat, Bulacan, Philippine Commonwealth
Nationality Filipino
Political party PDP-Laban (1998–2001)
Spouse(s) Jejomar Binay
Children 5 (inc. Nancy, Abigail and Jejomar Jr.)
Residence Barangay San Antonio, Makati
Alma mater Manila Central University College of Medicine
Occupation Doctor, politician

Elenita Sombillo Binay, M.D. (born Elenita Gabriel Sombillo on November 9, 1944) nicknamed as Ellen is a Filipino politician and doctor who served as mayor of Makati from 1998 to 2001. She is the former Second Lady of the Philippines for being the wife of former Vice President Jejomar Binay. They have several children, two of whom are casting their lots into the political ring. She is the mother of former Makati Mayor Jejomar "Junjun" Binay, Jr. and 2nd District of Makati Representative and now Mayor Mar-Len Abigail "Abby" Binay.

Political career[edit]

Mayor of Makati (1998-2001)[edit]

Elenita Binay, though employed as a medical practitioner, ran and won as Mayor of Makati 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 Lady of the Philippines
Succeeded by
Jessica Marie Roberdo
Political offices
Preceded by
Jejomar Binay
Mayor of Makati City
1998 – 2001
Succeeded by
Jejomar Binay