Senator Maria Lourdes Nancy S. Binay
Senator Maria Lourdes Nancy Sombillo Binay is the eldest daughter of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and former Makati City Mayor Dr. Elenita S. Binay.
At present, she is the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and Rural Development, which has jurisdiction on all matters relating to rural development and welfare, and the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution on social justice. As chairperson, she conducted public hearings with stakeholders concerning the Magna Carta of Workers in the Informal Economy, Social Welfare and Development Agencies, Social Value Act and the Centenarians Act. Nancy has submitted for Senate approval, Committee Report No. 54 dealing with the Centenarians Act.
Senator Nancy attended all session hearings during the First Regular Session of the 16th Congress. Notwithstanding her outstanding attendance, Nancy also filed bills and resolutions relating to her advocacies primarily concerning women and children, the elderly and housing concerns. At the end of the First Regular Session of the 16th Congress, she has filed a total of 158 bills and resolutions. In particular, Nancy filed Senate Resolution No. 415 which was adopted by the Senate as Resolution No. 33 commending the soldiers of the 14th Infantry Battalion deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar in recognition of their incredible acts of bravery in the wake of typhoon Yolanda.
Nancy, as she is fondly called, grew up constantly exposed to the world of politics and public service. At 25, she became directly involved in the city government affairs during her mother’s term from 1998-2001.
Prior to her election as senator, she assisted the Vice President for Housing matters. Her duties included 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 assisted the Vice President in monitoring the implementation of programs of the Shelter Agencies under HUDCC.
Aside from her experience in government and public service, the lady senator 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.
Born on May 12, 1973, Nancy is married to Jose Benjamin Raymundo Angeles, a businessman. They have four children, namely, Jose Benjamin Jejomar Angeles, 13 years old; Maria Elenita Faustina Angeles, 11; and five-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.
She continues to serve in the following capacities: Member, Board of Trustee 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.
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