Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr. talks to the media on Friday inside the Makati City Hall Building. Binay said he will stay in the building despite a suspension order from the Ombudsman for his alleged involvement in the overpricing of the Makati City Hall Building II.(MNS photo)

Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. talks to the media on Friday inside the Makati City Hall Building. Binay said he will stay in the building despite a suspension order from the Ombudsman for his alleged involvement in the overpricing of the Makati City Hall Building II. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Oct 15 (Mabuhay) – Makati City Rep. Abigail Binay has decided to run for city mayor in the May 2016 elections.

Binay filed her certificate of candidacy Thursday at the Commission on Elections office in Makati City. She will be running alongside Congresswoman Monique Lagdameo, who represents the first district of Makati City in the House of Representatives.

The daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay earlier said she will run for mayor if her brother, Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay is unable to campaign for his old post after the Ombudsman ordered his dismissal and disqualification from the government service.

The congresswoman, however, said that the mayor would exhaust all legal means so he could run for reelection in the city.

Vice President Binay’s daughter is on her third and last term as the representative of Makati’s second district. (MNS)