They are all recycled. There are absolutely no fresh faces among the major candidates in the capital region this coming May 2013 elections. In each of Metro Manila's 16 cities and one municipality, the candidates for mayor are either re-electionists, sons of the third-termers, or old-timers trying to re-take city hall. Rappler's research of Commission on Elections (Comelec) data showed that 14 of the incumbent mayors are seeking fresh mandate in 2013, while the remaining 3, who are on their last term, have fielded their relatives to replace them. Some mayors running for re-election have familiar last names -- Eusebio of Pasig City, Abalos Jr. of Mandaluyong City, Tiangco of Navotas City, Lim of Manila, Binay of Makati City, Cayetano of Taguig City, Calixto of Pasay City, and Aguilar of Las Piñas City.
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