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|13th Vice President of the Philippines|
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
|President||Benigno Aquino III|
|Preceded by||Noli de Castro|
|Succeeded by||Leni Robredo|
Jesús Jose Cabauatan Binay
November 11, 1942
Manila, Philippine Commonwealth
|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.
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.
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)
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.
- 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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