Surprise opposition bet: Nancy Binay

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Nancy Binay is the opposition coalition's surprise Senate candidate for the 2013 polls, with her bid announced less than an hour before the Commission on Elections deadline.

Even Binay herself said she hesitated to run, having eluded the spotlight for several years while working silently as her politician parents' "right hand."

But her name has earlier been floated as a prospective senatoriable, and in fact landed in the top 12 of Pulse Asia's pre-election surveys.

Binay is the eldest daughter of the Vice President Jejomar Binay, for whom she serves as personal assistant.

Her mother, Elenita, also had Binay as assistant during her term as Makati City mayor.

Binay's brother Jun-Jun, is now mayor of Makati City.

She has firmly denied, however, that her family is building a political dynasty.

Binay has four children with businessman husband Jose Benjamin Raymundo Angeles: Jose Benjamin Jejomar Angeles, 11; Maria Elenita Faustina Angeles, 9; and three-year old twins, Juan Benedicto Adelio and Juan Benito Alejandro.

For her Senate bid, Binay has vowed to push for bills and laws prioritizing housing and children's welfare in the Senate.

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  • Profiles of foreigners due to be executed in Indonesia
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    Eight foreign drug convicts are set to be executed in Indonesia after losing all appeals for clemency. Here are brief profiles of the inmates, who include two from Australia, one each from Brazil and the Philippines, and four from Africa. Myuran Sukumaran A ringleader of the Bali Nine drugs smuggling syndicate, Sukumaran was born in London in 1981 and moved with his Sri Lankan family to Australia when he was a child. Enticed by the prospect of easy money, in 2005 he helped to organise a …

  • Indonesia says will not delay execution of Filipina convict
    Indonesia says will not delay execution of Filipina convict

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - The execution of a Filipina drug convict by an Indonesian firing squad will not be delayed despite last-minute appeals by the Philippine government, the attorney general said on Tuesday. Indonesian President Joko Widodo earlier met with a migrant workers' group to discuss the case of Mary Jane Veloso, who is one of nine people set to be executed within hours. (Reporting by Rosemarie Francisco in MANLIA and Gayatri Suroyo in JAKARTA; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) …

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