Binay daughter says surname akin to good public service-A A +A
Friday, October 5, 2012
VICE President Jejomar Binay's daughter, Nancy, is hoping that she will live up to the expectations attached to her surname.
Nancy completed the 12-man senatorial line-up of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) on Thursday after the Vice President was convinced by allies former President Joseph Estrada and Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile.
"I must admit I was initially hesitant to accept the invitation. For the past many years, I have kept a low profile, quietly helping out my father in extending assistance to those in need, both in Makati when he was the mayor and throughout the country after his election as Vice President," said Nancy, who is set to file her candidacy papers on Friday afternoon.
Confirming an earlier statement of UNA, Nancy said her decision to join the senatorial race sprang from various support from non-government organizations, some local officials and ordinary citizens.
"I believe that my good showing in the surveys underscores the fact that our family name has become synonymous with good public service," she said.
If elected in May 2013, Nancy said she will focus on housing reform agenda and pass laws that would protect the rights and welfare of children.
The 39-year-old tourism graduate from the University of the Philippines is a mother of four.