Surprise opposition bet: Nancy Binay

  • Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    Associated Press
    Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday that China has been rushing construction projects, including massive land reclamation, in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims. …

  • Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no …

    Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no …

    Reuters
    Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no …

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday took responsibility for a bungled security operation in January that left 44 police commandos dead, but offered no public apology for the clash that has become his biggest political crisis in years. Since the secret mission, Aquino's approval and trust ratings have plunged to their lowest level in five years, and a peace process with the country's largest Muslim rebel group has stalled. "To every Filipino who has felt failure or has been hurt …

  • China wants to control South China Sea: Philippines

    China wants to control South China Sea: Philippines

    AFP News
    China wants to control South China Sea: Philippines

    The Philippines accused China on Thursday of seeking to take control of nearly the entire South China Sea with an expansionist agenda dominated by "massive reclamation" works. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said China's efforts were aimed at undermining a United Nations tribunal that is due to rule early next year on a Philippine challenge to its claims to the disputed waters. "China is accelerating its expansionist agenda and changing the status quo to actualise its nine-dash …

  • Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

    Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

    Associated Press
    Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said. …

  • Miami Beach celebrates its 100th birthday

    Miami Beach celebrates its 100th birthday

    AFP News
    Miami Beach celebrates its 100th birthday

    Thousands of tourists and residents basking in the hot sun filled streets of the art deco district of Miami Beach to celebrate its 100th birthday on Thursday. "Happy Birthday, Miami Beach," yelled one of the party promoters through a loudspeaker from one of the bars along Ocean Drive -- the seaside avenue lined with hotels, bars and restaurants. People strolled about sipping mojitos or beer, riding bikes or walked to the beach in swim trunks to enjoy a gala concert featuring opera singer …

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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  • ToyotaPH continues it’s strong sales in February
    ToyotaPH continues it’s strong sales in February

    Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) sustains its strong sales in its February performance. Toyota’s strong performance last month was due to the  high demand of the Vios, with sales of 2,012 units and of course the rest of Toyota’s line up such as the Fortuner, Innova, Wigo, Hilux, Avanza and Corolla Altis. Toyota’s luxury brand, Lexus, recorded 60 units last month. …

  • MVP on endorsement: Thanks, I’m no politician
    MVP on endorsement: Thanks, I’m no politician

    Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan is grateful for Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s praise and presidential endorsement, but says he is not a politician. In an interview on the sidelines of the launch of the search for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines 2015 Wednesday night, Pangilinan dismissed the idea of running for president in the 2016 elections. “I’m not a politician, I’m just an ordinary business person,” he added. Santiago endorsed Pangilinan as a presidential candidate …

  • No Lenten break in operations vs lawless groups – AFP
    No Lenten break in operations vs lawless groups – AFP

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not suspending its offensive against the Abu Sayyaf, New People’s Army (NPA) and other lawless groups during the Holy Week, an official said yesterday. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, AFP public affairs office chief, said the AFP leadership is leaving it up to area and division commanders whether to raise the alert status in preparation for the Holy Week. Those deployed in areas where there are ongoing law enforcement operations against terrorist groups …

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