Abigail Binay running for Makati City mayoralty post

Incumbent Makati City Rep. Mar-Len Abigail Binay on Thursday filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor under the banner of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Binay was joined by her father, presidential candidate Vice President Jejomar, her brother Jun-Jun and runningmate, 1st District Representative Monique Lagdameo.

Those who showed support include her 14 councilors, including incumbent Monsour Del Rosario, actor/TV host Jhong Hilario and singer Rico Puno. The lady solon’s husband, Luis Campos, will run as District 2 representative while Ichi Yabut will run as representative in District 1.

Binay arrived at the local Commission on Elections office around 10:30 a.m. together with her supporters. The young Binay is going against acting Mayor Kid Peña, who filed his COC last Monday.

Meanwhile, the suspended Makati mayor has decided not to run for next year’s polls due to the cases filed against him.

Last Friday, the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the younger Binay’s dismissal and perpetual disqualification from service in connection with the alleged “overpriced” construction of the Makati City Hall Building II.