By Leslie Ann Aquino
Senator Nancy Binay said she is letting her record in the Senate for the past years speak for itself, hence, she deserves to be reelected.
“I feel that my record as member of the Senate will speak for itself if I deserve to be reelected,” she told the media after filing her certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator at the Comelec main office in Manila Friday.
It would be recalled that Binay was a surprise candidate and subsequent winner in the May 2013 senatorial race.
At that time, many questioned her lack of political experience despite being a long time personal assistant of her father, former vice president Jejomar Binay.
If reelected, Binay said she will work on improving the tourism industry of the country being the current chairperson of the Senate Committee on Tourism.
“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.
Binay is the second senatorial candidate of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
She also revealed that the party is still in discussions on forming a coalition that may include Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino of Sen. Sonny Angara and Nationalist People’s Coalition of Senate President Tito Sotto.
“I also made a commitment to support my Senate seat-mates,” said Binay.
Asked if there was an offer for her to be part of PDP Laban, she said, “There is no offer.”
“At the moment, NPC is floating my name so I’m just waiting for the formal endorsement,” she added.
Meanwhile, the senator was also asked regarding the sibling rivalry between Makati City Mayor Abby Binay and JunJun Binay, former mayor.
But Binay said their family will discuss the matter first. “We will talk first,” she said.
“Like any ordinary family, sometimes there are issues within the family. At the end of the day, there is always a solution. It may not be now, it may be another time, but at the end of the day we are still a family,” the senator said.