If there is anything Vice President Jejomar Binay passed on to her daughter, senatorial candidate Nancy Binay, it is remaining strong in the face of criticism: “Pag alam mo namang hindi totoo, dapat hindi ka maaapektuhan, hindi ka masasaktan.” A housewife and a personal assistant of her father, Nancy ranks third in the April pre-election Social Weather Survey. Image shows (L-R) Regal Films producer Lily Monteverde with her new “Regal Baby,” Nancy Binay, and Senator Jinggoy Estrada who showed support for Nancy.

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Senatorial candidate Nancy Binay officially acquired the endorsement of Regal Films matriarch Lily Monteverde with the latter promising the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) bet that she will be “here to help in any way she can.”

The daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay is the last senatorial candidate to receive the influential political backing of the famed movie producer.

Nancy shares the endorsement with other candidates such as Senator Loren Legarda, Senator Antonio Trillanes, Senator Koko Pimentel, Aurora Representative Sonny Angara, Senator Francis Escudero, former Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chairperson Grace Poe, former Senator Gringo Honasan, Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar, and Bam Aquino.

During her opening remarks, Mother Lily mentioned that Jejomar, or Jojo as she calls the politician, has always been a reliable friend of hers thus now is the time to “pay him back” by supporting his daughter in the May 2013 elections.

Senator Jinggoy Estrada likewise showed up at the press conference held today, May 9, at the Imperial Suites on Tomas Morato, Quezon City, to render his support for Nancy.

VICE GANDA. On Monday, May 6, comedian Vice Ganda has expressed his sentiment regarding candidates running for a government post sans a convincing track record.

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At a press conference, the stand-up comedian turned popular TV host told reporters that he would easily opt to run for the presidential post should he be given a chance to take part in a national election.

Vice Ganda reasoned out, “'Yong walang background puwedeng iboto.”

Prodded to name one candidate with no political background, the blunt Praybeyt Benjamin star replied, “Nancy Binay.”

At ther May 9 press conference this noon, Nancy reacted to Vice Ganda’s remark.

She relayed, “Alam ninyo, I respect his opinion. This is a free country.

“So, kung ganun yung tingin niya, e wala po akong magagawa, di ba?

“At the end of the day, he has just one vote, di ba?

“Kaya nga patuloy lang po yung pangangampanya natin para manligaw pa tayo ng mga ibang taong puwede pa pong bumoto sa akin.”

Smiling before the press, Nancy added, “Saka, di ba, meron naman po akong sariling Vice? Tapos, kasama ko si Mother Lily ngayon.