Who is Jejomar Binay? Letâ€™s find out and get to know better Jojo Binay â€“ the current Philippine Vice President. Weâ€™ll try to find out why he is currently the most popular and most trusted government official of the Republic of the Philippines. Binay is the most ideal representation of Juan Dela Cruz â€“ by physical appearance, aspirations and attributes.
Who is Jejomar Binay? Let’s find out and get to know better Jojo Binay – the current Philippine Vice President. We’ll try to find out why he is currently the most popular and most trusted government official of the Republic of the Philippines. Binay is the most ideal representation of Juan Dela Cruz – by physical appearance, aspirations and attributes.
1. His complete name is Jejomar Cabauatan Binay. He was born on November 11, 1942 and is more popularly known as “Jojo”.
2. Binay lives in Barangay San Antonio, Makati City, Philippines.
3. He is married to Elenita Binay and they have 5 children – 4 girls and a boy, Jejomar Jr.- the current mayor of Makati.
4. Binay’s daughter, Mar-Len Abigail Binay was elected congresswoman and is currently serving as representative for the 2nd District of Makati City.
5. He is a Catholic, a Rotarian and he graduated at the University of the Philippines. He also attended the Philippine Normal College Training Department and the University of Santo Tomas.
6. Binay is a lawyer and passed the BAR Exams in 1968. He served also as a law, political science and public administration professor at PUP, Philippine Women’s University and St. Scholastica’s College.
7. International schools he attended include The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
8. Other schools in the Philippines attended by Binay include the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP), the Joint Services Command Staff College (JSCSC), the Command and General Staff College (CGSC), the University of Asia and the Pacific, the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning.
9. You might not know, he also holds the rank of colonel in the Philippine Navy Reserve Force.
10. He is also now sometimes called Vnay, short for Vice President Binay just like Pnoy which is short for President Noynoy.
11. Jejomar C. Binay Sr. was elected as the 15th Vice President of the Philippine in the May 2010 National Elections and took office on June 30, 2010.
12. From city mayor, he was catapulted to the next highest position in the country making him one of the most remarkable Filipino politicians - the first local government official to be elected vice president.
13. He was the city Mayor of Makati City – the business and commercial center of the Philippines, from 1986 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2010.
14. His wife, Elenita took over as Makati City mayor from 1998 to 2001. In 2010, his son Jejomar Jr. was elected mayor of Makati.
15. Binay transformed the City of Makati into one of the most progressive and most beautiful cities in the country. The city has the most effective and efficient medical services and programs amongst other cities in the Philippines.
16. His concern to education also made him popular. Binay founded Bigay Pagmamahal Foundation Incorporated. The foundation gives scholarship to the poor but deserving students of the Philippines.
17. With his small stature, Binay is sometimes tagged as “small but terrible” having been known as a “man of action” and principle.
18. His political parties include United Opposition or UNO where he is currently the president and Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan or PDP-Laban where he is also the president.
19. Jejomar Binay was appointed as Governor of Metro manila in 1987.
20. He was chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA from 1990 to 1992 and from 1998 to 2001.
21. Binay is the Chairman of Asia-Pacific Region Scout Committee and the President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.
22. He is the Presidential Adviser for OFW Concerns and is also head of the Task Force OFW. This office helps maltreated OFWs or Overseas Filipino Workers.
23. Binay is also the chairman of the Housing Urban Development Coordinating Council or HUDCC.
24. Lito Lapid (2007) and Edu Manzano (2001) are among the most popular actors in the Philippines that were defeated by Jejomar Binay for the mayoralty race for Makati City.
25. Binay is a member of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He is also called “Rambotito” – small Rambo during the coup d’etats days of the Aquino regime for his pro- democracy stand.
26. He is now currently occupying the elegant and unique “Coconut Palace” as the official residence of the Vice President of the Philippines.
27. Binay’s father is from Bauan, Batangas while his mother is from Cabagan, Isabela. He is an only child and was orphaned at a very young age.
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