Talk of Estrada possibly running anew for 2016 started after Vice President Jejomar Binay said he has information that some Liberal Party members are considering adopting him as a guest candidate for the 2016 presidential race.

Talk of Estrada possibly running anew for 2016 started after Vice President Jejomar Binay said he has information that some Liberal Party members are considering adopting him as a guest candidate for the 2016 presidential race.

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim is eyeing a comeback in the Philippine capital.

On Tuesday noon, Lim filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for Manila mayor at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Arroceros, Manila.

The 85-year-old Lim, also a former senator, is expected to face anew incumbent Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, who mulled seeking re-election as early as March this year.

Estrada won over Lim during the 2013 mayoral race. Lim’s camp then filed a disqualification case against Estrada, but this was junked by the Supreme Court via an 11-3 vote in January.

Estrada has yet to file his COC.

On Monday, Manila 5th District Rep. Amado Bagatsing filed his COC for Manila mayor. Bagatsing’s running mate is Ali Atienza, son of former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza.

Meanwhile, Lim was joined by Manila 1st District Rep. Benjamin “Atong” Asilo, who will be the former’s running mate.

Lim served as Manila mayor from 1992 to 1998 before attempting to run for presidency and serving as the Interior and Local Secretary from 1998 to 2001.

He then cut his run as a senator from 2004 to 2007 to successfully return as mayor in Manila from 2007 to 2013. (MNS)