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Nancy Binay hits back at criticism about sister’s condo win

People will turn anything into an issue against the Binay family.

This was Senator Nancy Binay's response to criticism about her sister's winning a posh condominium unit in a raffle draw at the Power Plant Mall.

"Ang kinakagulat ko kasi pati ba naman yung pagkapanalo sa raffle ginagawan ng issue?...  Siguro lesson ito sa family namin na kahit ano talaga magagawan ng issue kung gusto nila gawing issue," the senator told reporters Tuesday.

Makati Rep. Mar-Len Abigail Binay has been drawing flak online for winning a multimillion-peso unit at The Grove condominium in Pasig City. It was raffled off by Power Plant Mall, which announced that Binay was the winner last Sunday.

"Sinuwerte lang talaga na siya 'yung nanalo... Wala namang restriction dun na kapag government official ka or anak ka ng Vice President, bawal ka na sumali sa raffle," Sen. Binay said.

Rep. Binay also attributed her win to "sheer luck," saying it was "not based on [her] financial status or stature as a politician."

Sen. Binay further said that the raffle was "legitimate," "above board" and was supervised by a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) representative.

Another Binay sibling, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay, also recently came under fire after the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported last month that he ordered the arrest of three security guards last November 30 after they supposedly prevented his convoy from passing through a restricted gate in Dasmariñas Village. — BM, GMA News