Nancy’s Story: Kilalanin Ang Panganay Na Binay
NANCY BINAY has been at the forefront of pushing SERBISYONG BINAY since 1998, and has been working as Personal Assistant to Vice President Jejomar C Binay for Housing matters – a position she has held since 2010. Her duties include serving as liaison between the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and Shelter Agencies under the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and between the OVP and local government units on housing concerns. She also assists her father in monitoring the implementation of programs of the Shelter Agencies under HUDCC.
Her public service began when she worked with her mother, then Makati City Mayor Elenita S Binay, in 1998. As Personal Assistant to the City Mayor of Makati, she was part of the planning of city government programs, as well as the implementation of programs and services that have made a mark on local governance standards.
MARIA LOURDES NANCY SOMBILLO BINAY is the eldest child of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and Dr. Elenita S. Binay, former Makati Mayor.
Born on May 12, 1973, she completed her primary and secondary education at St. Scholastica’s College Manila. Nancy obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Tourism at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in 1997.
Service is in the Blood
As the eldest daughter of Makati’s first family, she grew up constantly exposed to the world of politics and public service. At 25, she became directly involved in the city government when she acted as Personal Assistant to the City Mayor of Makati during the term of her mother, Mayor Elenita S. Binay from 1998-2001. In addition to handling the Mayor’s official schedule and acting as liaison between the Mayor and the various departments and offices of the city government, Nancy assisted the Mayor in the planning of city government programs, as well as in the monitoring of the implementation of programs and services. She was also the link between the Mayor and the private sector, relaying urgent concerns to ensure swift action from the concerned city officials and agencies.
The 39-year old Deputy Secretary General of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) is one of the 12 senatorial candidates of the coalition in the 2013 elections.
Wife, Mother, Advocate, Public Servant
Nancy is married to Jose Benjamin Raymundo Angeles, a businessman. They have four children, namely, Jose Benjamin Jejomar Angeles, 11 years old; Maria Elenita Faustina Angeles, 9; and three-year old twins, Juan Benedicto Adelio Angeles and Juan Benito Alejandro Angeles.
In between performing her roles as wife and mother and her official functions, Nancy has managed to pursue her ardent advocacy for children through her involvement with several charitable organizations. At present she serves in the following capacities: Member, Board of Trustees of Brighthalls Children’s Foundation; Executive Director and Member, Board of Trustees, Bigay Pagmamahal Foundation; Member, Board of Trustees, STF Serbisyong Tunay Foundation, Inc.; and Member, Board of Trustees, JCB Foundation.
Brighthalls Children’s Foundation Inc. provides temporary refuge for infants and children below two years old who are abandoned or neglected. Its mission is to give the best possible physical and emotional care to children in a safe and comfortable place while looking for loving homes that will take them in and take care of them. Brighthalls also aims to find sustainable long-term placement in cases where adoption is not possible.
Established in 1986, the main goal of the Bigay Pagmamahal Foundation is to provide access to quality college education in public and private learning institutions to poor and underprivileged youth of Makati. Bigay Pagmamahal also has programs that cover social welfare and community development for the residents of Makati.
The Serbisyong Tunay Foundation was established in 2010 to help improve the quality of life of the residents of Makati. Among the benefits provided by the Foundation to its members are personal accident insurance, medical reimbursement and burial assistance.
Established in June 2005, the JCBinay Foundation, Inc. seeks to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged sectors through community development, livelihood programs and humanitarian activities. To date, the foundation has given assistance to the Makati Anti-Drug Abuse Council on its rehabilitation program for drug users. It has also entered into an agreement with AMA Foundation, St. Jude College & Medical Center and Manila Business Center to provide college scholarship grants to underprivileged but deserving high school graduates nationwide.
Currently, the JCBinay Foundation is organizing a livelihood program in partnership with NGOs like Kababaihan Gabay ng Bayan for urban poor women and a mothers’ network called Katipunan ng mg Kababaihan Kaagapay sa Kaunlaran (K4 Network), which has chapters in 14 resettlement sites in Regions 3, 4-A and the NCR. Another ongoing project is the establishment of a Center for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in partnership with emergency response group, TAGASAGIP, and a university.