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Jejomar Binay
Jejomar Binay
13th Vice President of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
President Benigno Aquino III
Preceded by Noli de Castro
Succeeded by Leni Robredo
Personal details
Jesús Jose Cabauatan Binay

(1942-11-11) November 11, 1942 (age 79)
Manila, Philippine Commonwealth
Spouse(s) Elenita Sombillo
Children 5 (including Nancy, Abigail and Jejomar Jr.)
Alma mater University of the Philippines, Diliman (BA, LLB)
National Defense College of the Philippines
Philippine Christian University (MA)
University of the Philippines Open University (Dip)

Jejomar "Jojo" Cabauatan Binay (born November 11, 1942), also known as Jojo Binay or VNay, is a Filipino politician. He became the 15th Vice President of the Philippines on June 30, 2010. Previously, he was Mayor of Makati City from 1986 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2010.

Early life

Jejomar Binay 2009 (cropped)
Jejomar Binay 2009

Jejomar Binay was born in Paco, Manila. The name "Jejomar" is a portmanteau of Jesus, Joseph, and Mary. He is the younger of two children, he had an older sibling who died before he was born making him the only one who survived childhood. After being orphaned at the age of nine, he was adopted by his uncle. He helped the poor and needy during his early teens. Being the older male of his family, he helped them study and get jobs.

Legal career

Upon passing the bar examination to be a lawyer, Binay took up human rights law. During the Martial Law period, he represented political prisoners in the 1970s for no charge. After some time, he himself was detained.

It was also during the Marcos regime that Binay and other human rights lawyers created the Movement of Attorneys for Brotherhood, Integrity, and Nationalism (MABINI)

Personal life

He is married to Dr. Elenita Sombilo Binay, who also served as mayor of Makati from 1998 to 2001. They have 5 children. In addition to his five children, Binay is also the grandfather to thirteen grandchildren.


VP Binay
The official portrait of Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay


  • Outstanding Award, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
  • Award on the Luzon Campaign Medal


  • Special Presidential Award for Service
  • Leadership Award, Presidential Citation


  • Most Outstanding City Mayor of Makati and Consumers Advocate Award


  • University of the Philippines Oblation Run Award Best in Sports Wear


  • Centennial Medal of Honor
  • Outstanding Public Official and Great Achiever


  • World Mayor Award granted by London-based City Mayors

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