- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 183 lb.
He led the Philippines national team with four games pitched in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, their debut in a Baseball World Cup. The young southpaw allowed 20 hits in 50 AB and 15 runs (12 earned) in 9 2/3 IP. He led his country with nine strikeouts, though. Binarao was 0-2.
Binarao went 0-2 with a 14.25 ERA in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup, giving up 27 runs (19 earned) in 12 innings over 5 games. Opponents were 25 for 63 with 9 walks. He also pitched in the 2006 Asian Games.
In the 2007 Asian Championship, Ernesto started against the Taiwan national team and allowed 8 hits and 5 runs in 4 innings in a 9-0 defeat; one of the hits was a homer by former major leaguer Chin-Feng Chen. He pitched one game in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, walking two and retiring one after relieving Romeo Jasmin Jr. in a 16-0 loss to host Taiwan. He was back in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers; at age 37, he was their oldest player by six months over Chris Aguila. He got into one game, relieving Leslie Cabiling with a 9-1 deficit against Australia, the bases loaded and two outs in the 7th. He faced one batter as Allan de San Miguel hit into a two-run error by Brady Conlan to make it a mercy rule defeat.