The Filipino legislature Maria Lourdes Sombilao Binay, commonly referred to as Nancy Binay, is popular in the Philippines as well as in most parts of the world. She is currently serving her second term as a senator in the Philippines.
She has served as a senator since 2016. Through her public service, the daughter of the former vice president has accomplished a lot. She has filed and co-sponsored bills. Despite being a public figure, much about her is unknown to a majority of the Philippines.
Nancy Binay profile summary
- Nancy Binay full name: Maria Lourdes Sombilao Binay
- Date of birth: May 12th, 1973
- Nancy Binay age: 43 years
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Place of birth: Makati, in the Philippines
- Nationality: Filipino
- Occupation: Politician
- Marital status: Married
Nancy Binay biography
The Filipino senator was born on May 12th, 1973, in the City of Makati, in the Philippines. She is the eldest daughter of Jejomar Binay, the former vice president.
Her mother's name is Dr. Elenita Binay, and she is a medical doctor. She has two sisters named Abigail, and Annie.
Her brother's name is Jun (Jejomar Binay Jr.). Abigail and Jun are actively involved in politics.
The self-established politician attended St. Scholastica's College, Manila, for her elementary and secondary education. In June 1991, she joined the University of the Philippines to study culinary arts.
She again enrolled for a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism at the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Who is Nancy Binay husband?
The senator is married to Jose Benjamin Angeles. Her husband is a construction and real estate businessman.
Nancy Binay family lives in Barangay San Antonio, Makati City, and is blessed with four children.
The famous senator began polishing her leadership skills as early as 1998. Through the assistance and influence of her parents, she was able to position herself in different capacities that helped her grow as a leader.
Between the years 1998 to 2001, she was assigned administrative roles as a personal assistant to her mother. In this particular role, she had the opportunity to interact with the office of the mayor, government departments, as well as the private sector.
In 2010, Nancy became her father's assistant. Her father was then the vice president of the Philippines. The new role allowed her to interact with the office of the vice president, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, and the offices of local government.
She became a senator on the UNA's ticket in 2013. As she served in the 16th Congress, she was able to table bills and resolutions advocating the interest of children, youths, and women. Some of these bills became law.
Nancy Binay accomplishments in the 16th Congress were as follows:
- An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability.
- She sponsored the passage of the Centenarians Act of 2016.
- An Act Repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage under Article 251 of the Revised Penal Code.
- The Sugarcane Industry Development Act of 2015.
In 2019, Nancy Binay was elected back into the Senate. She assumed office on July 22nd, 2019. She has been an active politician in the 17th congress supporting and sponsoring bills. Some of these bills include:
- The SOGIE bill. It is a law draft on anti-discrimination against LGBTQ.
- The Mental Health Act. It advocates for mental health campaigns across the country.
- The bill on the Department of Culture. It aims at establishing a holistic culture department
- Free Higher Education Law. The law seeks to provide free University and college education.
- She co-sponsored the Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017 (SB No. 1305). The law grants 120 days of maternity leave for female workers.
The senator has been a victim of ugly jokes since she first ran for senator. She has been cyber-bullied by numerous Filipino social media bloggers because of her natural Filipino skin color and her fashion sense. Nancy Binay memes have been part of bullying spree.
She has even been compared to a life-sized image of dark-skinned Jesus commonly called the Black Nazarene. To combat all nasty mockeries and also to encourage those who have served cyber-bullying before, the legislature has written a book titled Charcoal Confessions.
ABS-CBN published Nancy Binay book. The book reveals how to deal with cyber-bullying based on her previous experience. She talks about her perspective and the positive attitude about life and how she was able to overcome bullying. She also narrates her journey toward healing.
The book is available at the ABS-CBN Store, Shopee, Lazada, and in leading bookstores across the country for P299.
Nancy Binay Twitter and Facebook account
The politician is active on Twitter and Facebook, where she enjoys an incredible following. You can keeps yourself updated about her posts using the following links.
- Twitter account: @SenatorBinay
- Facebook page: @SenatorNancyBinay
Nancy Binay has been an active politician since she made entry into the 16th congress. She has tabled and sponsored numerous bills. She is indeed a voice to reckon for many people in the Philippines and the whole world in general.