In place of Junjun, Abby Binay to run for mayor

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Makati City 2nd District Rep. Mar-Len Abigal Binay is running for mayor in the 2016 elections.

Binay’s filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) on October 15 was seen as the Binay clan’s desperate try to stay in power after the lawmaker’s brother Junjun was dismissed as mayor over corruption charges.

The daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay earlier said she would only run for mayor if Junjun is disqualified to file his candidacy.

But the Binay camp said it would exhaust all legal options so Junjun could still run for re-election.

Rep. Binay is on her last term in Congress. Her husband Luis will run to take her place.

Binay will be pitted against acting mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña, who has earlier filed his COC.