Local elections will be held in the Makati City on May 9, 2016 within the Philippine general election. The voters will elect for the elective local posts in the city: the mayor, vice mayor, the two Congressmen, and the eight councilors, eight in each of the city's two legislative districts.
Acting Mayor Kid Peña will run for the mayoral position against a "still to be determined" mayoralty bet from the United Nationalist Alliance. That "still to be determined" candidate turned out to be outgoing 2nd District Representative Mar-Len Abigail "Abby" Binay-Campos, who was replacing Jejomar Binay, Jr. Binay was disqualified for running by the Ombudsman due to the overpriced Makati City Hall II Parking building anomaly.
Aside from Peña and Binay, Theater and Stage Play director Jimboy Jumawan is reportedly running for Mayor under the banner of Partido Bagong Maharlika party.
In the Vice Mayoralty election, Makati 1st District Representative Monique Lagdameo of UNA and Karla Mercado of Liberal, the daughter of former Makati vice mayor and primary witness of Binay's corruption cases, Ernesto Mercado, declared their candidacy for Vice Mayor. Lagdameo and Mercado will also face PBM's Edgardo Padrigon and Glenn Enciso for the vice mayoralty race.
On March 18, Binay, Jumawan and Peña signed a peace covenant, pledging for a secured and peaceful elections in Makati, the peace covenant signing happened in an pre-campaign period event organized by COMELEC, PNP and PPCRV at the University of Makati grounds.
Binay and Peña started their campaigns on March 28, 2016, 2 days after the start of the local candidates' campaign period. Incumbent mayor Kid Peña holds his proclamation rally, together with his runningmate Karla Mercado at the Plaza Lawton to jump start his campaign dubbed as "Bagong Makati" (The New Makati). He stated that the major supporters and former allies of the Binay family are backing out their support to the Binays and they are campaigned for Peña's candidacy.
Binay formally started their campaign at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue, Pasong Tamo and P. Ocampo Extension. Jejomar Binay, Abby's father and presidential candidate for the United Nationalist Alliance, and his runningmate Gringo Honasan was present in the rally. Binay said after the rally that her surname is a "blessing" and a "curse", despite being part of a political dynasty.
Her brother, Junjun Binay was affected on the corruption issues faced him by his critics and enemies and he criticized Peña's performance as mayor of Makati. He also criticized Pena's affiliated party, the Liberal Party due to vote buying.
Ichi Yabut was supposed to run under the United Nationalist Alliance but declared that she will instead run for councilor. Actor and Councilor Monsour del Rosario will take place for Yabut.
As current representative Mar-Len Abigail "Abby" Binay-Campos, who is term limited, will run as city mayor, her husband Luis Campos was the UNA nominee, running against Israel "Boyet" Cruzado, a city councilor for the district.
This will be the first election for incumbent city mayor Romulo "Kid" V. Peña, Jr., who is opposed by Mar-Len Abigail "Abby" S. Binay-Campos, the 2nd District congresswoman.