Nancy Bi­nay eye­ing sec­ond Sen­ate term

Manila Bulletin - - National News - By LES­LIE ANN G. AQUINO

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)

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