Binay’s daughter files COC for senatorBy Fat Reyes
MANILA, Philippines — Nancy Binay, daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, arrived at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila Friday to file her certificate of candidacy for senator.
She arrived at around 4:15 p.m., minutes before the 5 p.m. deadline.
She was accompanied by his father Binay, Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian, United Nationalist Alliance spokesman JV Bautista, and UNA secretary general Toby Tiangco.
Nancy was named as UNA’s 12th senatorial candidate on Thursday. She served as the replacement of Joey de Venecia, who withdrew his candidacy at the last minute, citing business reasons.
In a statement Friday, Nancy noted that her decision to run was largely influenced by the support she received from ordinary citizens, non-government organizations, government employees, and elected local officials.
She also cited her good ratings in surveys, which she said “underscores the fact that our family name has become synonymous with good public service.”
“I will strive to be worthy of the Binay name and legacy,” Binay said.
She said that if elected, she would pursue his father’s housing reform agenda, as well as push for laws for the protection of children.
UNA is the new coalition formed between Binay’s PDP-Laban and former President Joseph Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino.