Nancy Binay criticizes anti-political dynasty bill
Louis Bacani (The Philippine Star) - November 22, 2013 - 11:01am

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Nancy Binay railed against the Anti-Political Dynasty bill after it finally hurdled the committee level at the House of Representatives earlier this week.

"The Anti-political dynasty bill may limit what the Constitution says about who can run. It may also go against the principle of Vox Populi, Vox Dei," the senator said in a statement.

Binay said what the public should instead be watchful of is the appointing of members of one family to key and high positions in the government.

The neophyte senator's family is one of the known political dynasties in the country. Her father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, was the Makati City mayor for several years before being elected as the second highest executive official in the land.

Her brother Junjun Binay is now the Makati mayor while her sister, Abigail, is a congresswoman representing the city's second district.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives committee on suffrage and electoral reforms unanimously approved the Anti-Political Dynasty Act of 2013.

The measure seeks to ban the relatives of an incumbent official up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity from running in the same elections.

Read: 'Historic moment': House body OKs anti-political dynasty bill

ANTI-POLITICAL DYNASTY ANTI-POLITICAL DYNASTY ACT BINAY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUNJUN BINAY MAKATI CITY ON WEDNESDAY SENATOR NANCY BINAY VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR BINAY VOX DEI VOX POPULI
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