Binay was also Chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority for two terms: from 1990 to 1992, and from 1998 to 2001.
|SOURCE: Web site of the Office of the Vice President|
A lawyer by training, Binay was also known for giving free legal assistance to poor clients and victims of human rights abuses before he ventured into politics.
During the 2010 elections, a series of advertisements was aired on television to bolster Binay's vice presidential campaign. One of these advertisements highlights his knowledge of poverty. It recalls the young Binay's work of collecting slop for a backyard piggery, cleaning the front yard early in morning, and taking care of his uncle's fighting cocks. The young Binay would also go to the public market for his daily errands.