Quezon City Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte files her certificate of candidacy to run for mayoral seat. She will have Coun. Gian Sotto as her runningmate for the midterm polls.
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Belmonte-Sotto, Mathay-Paulate tandems gun for QC top posts
(philstar.com) - October 11, 2018 - 2:31pm

MANILA, Philippines — Two tandems of politicians are set to clash over top posts in Quezon City, a crowded and gritty part of sprawling Metro Manila.

On the first day of filing of certificate of candidacy for next year’s elections, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte — daughter of former mayor turned congressman Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr. — firmed up her bid to be the city’s mayor.

The younger Belmonte was accompanied by her runningmate, Quezon City Councilor Gian Sotto, who filed his COC for the vice mayor post.

Belmonte will run against Chuck Mathay, son of former Quezon City mayor Ismael Mathay. Meanwhile, Sotto will face Mathay’s runningmate, former comedian and last-termer councilor Roderick Paulate.

As of Thursday noon, the battle for the mayor and vice mayor positions in Quezon City is a two-way race between the tandems of Belmonte-Sotto and Mathay-Paulate. — with reports from The STAR/Romina Cabrera

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Disclosure: Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, who is running for mayor of Quezon City, is a co-owner of Azzura Prime Ventures Holdings Inc. It has a minority stake in Philstar Global Corp., which operates news site Philstar.com.

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