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Mar-len Abigail "Abby" Binay-Campos (born December 12, 1975) is a Filipina politician who has been the Mayor of Makati since 2016. She formerly served in the Congress as Representative of Makati's 2nd District from 2007 to 2016, when she was replaced by her husband, Luis Campos. She is also the daughter of former Vice President and presidential candidate Jejomar Binay.

Abigail Binay
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Mayor of Makati
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Vice MayorMonique Lagdameo (2016–present)
Preceded byRomulo Peña
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Makati's 2nd District
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2016
Preceded byButz Aquino
Succeeded byLuis N. Campos
Personal details
Born
Mar-len Abigail Sombillo Binay

(1975-12-12) December 12, 1975 (age 43)
Makati, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Political partyPDP-Laban
United Nationalist Alliance
Spouse(s)Luis N. Campos (2008-present)
RelationsNancy Binay (sister)
Junjun Binay (brother)
Children1
ParentsJejomar Binay
Elenita Sombillo
ResidenceMakati
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines, Los Banos
Ateneo de Manila University
ProfessionLawyer, Politician

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Early lifeEdit

Binay was born on December 12, 1975, as the second of five children and the second of four daughters of Jejomar Binay and Elenita Sombillo. She is the younger sister of Nancy Binay, a current Senator, and the older sister of Junjun Binay, the former mayor of Makati.

Political careerEdit

At a young age, Binay started her career at MABINI under former Sen. Rene Saguisag as part of the defense counsel for the soldiers involved in the Oakwood mutiny.[1]

In 2007, she was elected representative of Makati's 2nd District, succeeding Butz Aquino and passed several bills under her watch.

In the wake of her brother Junjun's ouster as Makati mayor by the Ombudsman of the Philippines in 2015,[2] Binay announced her candidacy as Mayor of Makati, inviting Cong. Monique Lagdameo as vice mayor of the city competing with Kid Peña and Karla Mercado.[3]

On May 9, 2016, Binay and Lagdameo won the mayoral and vice-mayoral election, respectively.[4] They took their oath of office on June 27, 2016. Abby's first day as Mayor of Makati began three days later on June 30, and by that time her father's term as vice president already expired.

As a result, Abby is the fourth Binay family member, the second female Binay member to administer Makati in 18 years since her mother Elenita Binay, who served as Makati mayor from 1998 to 2001.

Personal lifeEdit

She has been married to Luis N. Campos Jr. since 2008. They have one child, Martina Campos.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mar-Len Abigail Binay-Campos: Her own woman". philstar.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  2. ^ "Ombudsman’s dismissal, disqualification order vs. Junjun Binay legal –law experts". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  3. ^ "Abby Binay runs for Makati mayor". rappler.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  4. ^ "Only Binay in Makati: Abby wins | ABS-CBN News". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2016-11-22.

External linksEdit

  • Profile - Makati City Official Website