ON A COLLISION COURSE In separate interviews at the Inquirer office, reelectionist Makati City Mayor Abby Binay and her brother Junjun Binay, who intends to challenge her in the 2019 polls, explain why they are not backing down from the fight. Abby shows a document stating she’s the official candidate of the United Nationalist Alliance, the party headed by their father, while Junjun asserts that there was a family agreement for his sister to serve just one term. —PHOTOS BY REM ZAMORA AND JAM STA. ROSA
It’s now official, incumbent Makati Mayor Abby Binay is running against her brother, Junjun, for Makati’s mayoral post in the 2019 elections after she filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection on Wednesday.
Binay, who was accompanied by her father former Vice President Jejomar Binay, will be running under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay filed his COC before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Makati City office on Tuesday, a day before Abby had filed hers.
In an earlier interview, BInay said she has her father’s blessing to run for the post, noting that his father would not change his mind as he already signed the certificate of nomination and acceptance (Cona) under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) last Sept. 27.
READ: Abby Binay firm on Makati mayoral run: ‘I have my father’s blessing’
The Makati mayor has earlier appealed to his brother to give her a chance in the mayoral race in 2019. /muf
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