Local elections was held in Cabuyao City on May 13, 2013 within the Philippine general election. The total number of voters registered in the City of Cabuyao is 135,713 in 586 voting precincts. The voters elected for the elective local posts in the city: the mayor, vice mayor, and ten councilors.
Cabuyao is a newly created city in the province of Laguna by virtue of Republic Act No. 10163 or the "Charter of the City of Cabuyao" ratified on August 4, 2012 by its people. Voters will no longer vote for eight (8) councilors but they will elect ten (10) city councilors as prescribed in the charter.
Hemedes' running mate is the incumbent Vice-Mayor Atty. Rommel "Mel" Gecolea. His opponent is city councilor Maria Wanda Alimagno, the running mate of Nila Aguillo.
Each team had their own set of ten (10) candidates for city council. Nacionalista Party/Administration team was composed of five (5) re-electionist candidates, Barangay Pulo Chairman Odilon I. Caparas and Barangay Marinig Chairman Emiliano T. Lirio and three other candidates. Under the Liberal Party/Opposition team were two (2) re-electionist candidates, former vice-mayor Benjamin C. del Rosario, Barangay Sala Chairman Amelito G. Alimagno, Barangay Mamatid Councilor Gabriel Bariring. Notable candidates for Cabuyao City council were Anna Liza Baldonado or popularly known as "Milagring" of the defunct TV program Wowowee and 6 Cycle Mindlead vocalist Tutti Caringal.
Voters elected ten (10) councilors to comprise the City Council or the Sangguniang Panlungsod. Candidates were voted separately so there are chances where winning candidates will have unequal number of votes and may come from different political parties. The ten candidates with the highest number of votes win the seats.