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Bet ni Daddy! Mayor Abby ‘privileged’ to team up with Jojo Binay for 2019 polls

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Former Vice President Jejomar Binay has chosen his candidate for Makati City mayor in 2019– and it’s not his son and namesake, Jejomar Erwin or Junjun.

Mayor Abby Binay on Monday announced she will be running alongside her father in next year’s elections.

Jejomar will be running for congressman of Makati’s first district.

“Isang napakalking karangalan na tumayo sa isang entablado kasama ang tao na nagturo at nagpakita sa akin ng tunay na katapatan sa serbisyo, ang mahal ng Makati, ang aking ama na si Jojo Binay!” Abby said during the flag raising ceremony at the city hall.

The elder Binay served as Makati’s mayor from 1986 to 1998, and from 2001 to 2010.

He is expected to face off with former vice mayor Romulo “ Kid” Peña for the congressional seat.

Abby previously acknowledged that her brother plans to reclaim his seat at the city hall despite her intention to run for reelection.

Junjun served as mayor of Makati City from 2010 to 2015. He was dismissed from office by the Office of the Ombudsman but the decision was overturned by the Court of Appeals last May.