LIST: Who’s running for mayor, vice mayor in Metro Manila for 2019?

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Local races in Metro Manila for the May 2019 elections have taken shape following the filing of certificates of candidacy at city and municipal Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices from October 11 to 17, 2018.

Here is a list of aspirants who are expected to face off in the 2019 polls in the National Capital Region.

This list is based on the tentative list of candidates published by Comelec on its website in November. 

This is not yet the final list of candidates appearing on the ballot in May 2019, as local Comelec offices will screen their candidacies first and await any substitution or withdrawal until November 29, according to their calendar of activities for the 2019 polls

The mayor-vice mayor tandems are listed first, followed by other notable persons without a running mate, then independent aspirants per position.



Caloocan City


Las Piñas City


Makati City


Malabon City


Mandaluyong City


Marikina City


Muntinlupa City


Navotas City


Parañaque City


Pasay City 


Pasig City 




Quezon City


San Juan City


Taguig City


Valenzuela City

Michael Bueza

Michael is a data curator under Rappler's Tech Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.