Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism

#11 Jejomar Binay

Jejomar Cabauatan Binay (born on November 11, 1942 in Paco, Manila), popularly known as Jojo, is a lawyer and politican. He was the 13th vice president of the Philippines.

Before being elected vice president in 2010, Binay served as Makati mayor from 1988 to 1998 and from 2001 to 2010, becoming the patriarch of the dynasty controlling the city. His daughter Abigail is current Makati mayor, while another daughter, Nancy, is a senator serving until 2025. During his term break as Makati mayor, he chaired the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority from 1998 to 2001, as an appointee of President Joseph Estrada.

During his vice presidency, he became the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council chair.

Binay faces allegations of billions of pesos’ worth of corruption from his time as Makati mayor. | Rappler

Issues and Stands

Safe re-opening of schools and transition to face-to-face classes

Ensure that quality internet is available to students and work to provide subsidies to ensure they can keep up in their classes (i.e., load or laptop subsidies)

Integrate Human Rights and Peace Education into basic and secondary education curriculum

Junking of Anti-Terror Law

Demand that campaigns declare online campaign expenditures beyond their official social media accounts (i.e., influencers engaged, unofficial groups or pages tapped, etc.)

Increased participation of the youth in local and national governance by allowing them to influence & craft legislation

Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and support their increased participation in cultural spaces

Legalization of Divorce

Increase national minimum wage to P750

Increase budget for farming and fishing support/infrastructure

Enact the right to an adequate food bill or the Zero Hunger Bill

Continue support for the rice tariffication law

Seeking climate change accountability from better developed, high-pollutant countries

Increase financial and technical support for local climate adaptation and mitigation projects

Support for Open Pit Mining

Pass an Alternative Mining Act in accordance with human rights norms, standards, and obligations

Increase funding for mental health support

Decriminalizing Abortion

Reparations for Martial Law Victims & Retrieval of Marcos’ Ill-gotten Wealth

Criminalizing of Vote-buying