Nancy Binay eyeing second Senate term
Senator Nancy Binay launched her reelction bid on Friday and filed her certificate of candidacy for the 2019 midterm elections.
“I feel that my record as member of the Senate will speak for itself if I deserve to be reelected,” she said after filing her COC at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila.
If reelected, Binay said she will, among others, work on improving the tourism industry.
She is the current chairperson of the Senate Committee on Tourism.
Binay, a daughter of former Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, was a surprise candidate and subsequent winner in the May 2013 senatorial race.
“As chairman of the Committee on Tourism, I saw that there are still a lot of things to do in the tourism industry. So, that’s one of the things I will pursue if given anotherr chance to serve,” she said.
The senator said the Binay family will discuss the looming sibling rivalry between incumbent Makati City Mayor Abby Binay and former mayor JunJun Binay, who are both bent on running for mayor. ‘Isko’
Elsewhere, former Manila Vice Mayor Franciso ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso filed his certificate of candidacy for City of Manila mayor on Friday, after recently resigning as Social Welfare undersecretary.
Incumbent Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna will be Domagoso’s running mate under the Asenso Manileño party.
Domagoso will be pitted against incumbent Mayor Joseph Estrada and former mayor Alfredo S. Lim. ‘Ka Freddie’ disowned
The Partido ng Demokratiko ng Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan (PDPLABAN) has denied that folk singer Freddie Aguilar is one of its senatorial candidates in the 2019 midterm elections.
Aguilar, who filed COC on Thursday, claimed to be a candidate of the ruling party.
But Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-LABAN president, said the party did not issue a certificate of nomination and acceptance (CONA) for Aguilar. BI exec eyes Munti
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Deputy Commissioner Marc Red Mariñas has announced his resignation and will join the mayoral race in Muntinlupa City next year.
Mariñas, who concurrently heads the bureau’s Port Operations Division (POD) said he will file his candidacy on Monday to formalize his entry into politics after nearly two decades of service in the bureau. (With reports from Jun Ramirez, Erma Edera, and Vanne Elaine Terrazola)