Nancy Binay

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The Honorable
Nancy Binay
Senator Nancy Binay at Kapihan sa Senado 7.31.14.jpg
Binay addressing reporters during a press meeting with the Philippine Senate, July 2014
Senator of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2013
Chair of the Philippine Senate
Cultural Communities Committee
Assumed office
July 25, 2016
Preceded by Loren Legarda
Chair of the Philippine Senate
Tourism Committee
Assumed office
July 25, 2016
Preceded by Lito Lapid
Personal details
Born Maria Lourdes Nancy Sombillo Binay[1]
(1973-05-12) May 12, 1973 (age 44)
Makati, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party United Nationalist Alliance
PDP-Laban (2012–2014)
Relations Abigail Binay (sister)
Junjun Binay (brother)
Parents Jejomar Binay (father)
Elenita Binay (mother)
Residence Makati
Alma mater University of the Philippines-Diliman
Occupation Civil servant

Maria Lourdes Nancy Sombillo Binay-Angeles[1] (born May 12, 1973)[2] is a Filipino politician. She ran as a candidate of the 2013 Philippine Senate elections and placed fifth of the twelve senators elected.[3] She was selected as the 12th Senatorial Nominee for the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) .[4]

Education[edit]

Binay pursued her elementary and secondary education at St. Scholastica's College, Manila.[3] She entered the University of the Philippines in June 1991 initially studying culinary arts and later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 1997.[3][5][6]

Political career[edit]

Nancy Binay is the eldest daughter of the former Vice President of the Philippines, Jejomar C. Binay [5][6][7][8] and Dr. Elenita Binay. Nancy Binay is also the older sister of Abigail Binay, the current mayor of Makati, and Jejomar Binay, Jr.e, former mayor of Makati.[1][5]

Between 1998 and 2001 she performed administrative duties as personal assistant to her mother,[6][8] 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,[1][5][6][8] who is the current Vice President. 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. In 2012, she was listed as one of the top 20 potential senatorial candidates for the UNA.[3]

Senate[edit]

On October 5, 2012 Binay replaced Joey de Venecia to run for senator for the 2013 elections.[1][5][6][9] De Venecia had earlier withdrawn his candidacy from the UNA's ticket.[10][5] Binay is a member of the same party as her father's coalition, the United Nationalist Alliance[10] for which she was the Deputy Secretary General.[11] 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.[12][13] 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 poor economic status, as means of improving infant mortality and health.[14]

Binay has not attended any of the public debates for senatorial candidates, according to Prospero De Vera, "preferring to engage in debate when she's already in the Senate."[15] Rival candidate Risa Hontiveros has issued an open letter to Nancy, challenging her to a debate.[16] This came a little while after Hontiveros issued an oratory debate challenge to Nancy on national television. [3]

She was selected as the 12th Senatorial Nominee for the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).[17]

Personal life[edit]

Nancy Binay is married to Jose Benjamin Angeles,[1] a construction and real estate businessman with whom she has four children. They reside in Barangay San Antonio, Makati City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nancy Maria Lourdes Nancy Sombillo Binay – 39 – United Nationalist Alliance (UNA)". ABS-CBN News. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Senator Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Torrevillas, Domini M. (31 January 2013). "Who is Nancy Binay?". The Philippine Star. 
  4. ^ Reyes, Fat (4 October 2012). "UNA names Nancy Binay as 12th Senatorial Candidate". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Quismundo, Tarra (5 October 2012). "Binay eldest daughter UNA’s 12th Senate bet". Inquirer News. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Candidate for Senator 2013: Nancy Binay and her profile". Philippine Elections 2013. 24 December 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Vice President’s eldest daughter Nancy Binay-Angeles meets with Governor". Negros Occidental Provincial Government. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr. "Nancy Binay is not just a daughter of the Vice President". The Daily Guardian. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "UNA's Nancy Binay: Black is beautiful". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Reyes, Fat (5 October 2012). "Binay daughter to continue family’s 'dynasty of service'". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Nancy Binay Accidental Candidate". CBS News. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Macaraig, Ayee (14 December 2012). "Nancy Binay: The accidental candidate". Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Malig, Jojo (18 December 2013). "Nancy Binay's popularity puzzling: analysts". ABS-CBNNews. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  14. ^ Esguerra, Christian V. (7 April 2013). "Being a Binay not Nancy's only credential". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  15. ^ Malig, Jojo (May 7, 2013). "Nancy Binay absent in all debates, forums". ABS-CBN News. 
  16. ^ Isang Open Letter para kay Ms. Nancy Binay
  17. ^ Reyes, Fat (4 October 2012). "UNA names Nancy Binay as 12th Senatorial Candidate". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 17 April 2013.