Local elections will be held in the Quezon City on May 10, 2010 within the Philippine general election. The voters will elect for the elective local posts in the city: the mayor, vice mayor, four District representatives, and councilors, six in each of the city's four legislative districts.
Incumbents mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. and vice mayor Herbert Bautista is now on their third term as mayor and vice mayor of Quezon City. Bautista announced that he is running for the mayorship of the city. They are running under the Liberal Party although Belmonte is the SVP for External Affairs of Lakas-Kampi-CMD. Belmonte's daughter Joy is Bautista's running mate. If Belmonte wins, she will be the third female vice mayor next to Charito Planas and Connie Angeles. Mayor Belmonte is running for a congressional post in the 4th District where he served there as representative from 1992 to 2001. Bautista ran for mayor in 1998, but lost to Ismael Mathay, Jr.
Former three-term mayor Ismael Mathay, Jr. is also running for mayor as an independent candidate. He served as mayor from 1992 to 2001. Before he became mayor, he was the former Quezon City 4th District Representative from 1988 to 1992. He ran for mayor in 2004 but lost to Sonny Belmonte.
Former Presidential Chief of Staff Mike Defensor is running under the Nacionalista Party. Defensor was the former Quezon City 3rd District Representative, then he became the chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinate Council, Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Presidential Chief of Staff. He ran for senator under TEAM Unity, but he ranked 15 in the polls. His running mate is actress and three term 2nd District Councilor Aiko Melendez of the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino. They are part of the Performance Team, which consists of members (Mayor, Vice Mayor, Congressman & Councilors) from Lakas-Kampi-CMD, NP & PMP. Defensor & Melendez are part of the team.
Quezon City 2nd District Representative Mary Ann Susano is on her second term as representative. She is eligible to run for a third term. But, she insisted to run for mayor under the Nationalist People's Coalition. If she wins, she will be the second female mayor next to Adelina Rodriguez. Her running mate is 4th District councilor Janet Malaya. This was the first time that two females are teaming up for the highest positions in the City.
Other candidates for the mayorship are 4th District councilor Ariel Inton, Jay Bautista, John Charles Chang, Engracio Icasiano, Henry Samonte and Roberto Sombillo.
Vincent "Bingbong" Crisologo is the incumbent. Crisologo, filed a case in the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to disqualify candidate Vivienne Tan, who was reportedly not a natural-born Filipino. Tan, the daughter of business magnate Lucio Tan, migrated to the United States and became a naturalized American citizen on January 19, 1993. She returned to the Philippines in 1996 and has resided here since. Tan won in the RTC, but Crisologo appealed to the Court of Appeals, which disqualified Tan as "Not being a Filipino citizen at the time of her application to be registered as a voter on October 26, 2009 or at the time when her said application was approved by the [Commission on Elections] on November 16, 2009, Tan's inclusion in the voter’s list of Precinct 0853-A, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City, is therefore, highly irregular and downright invalid." The CA ruled in favor of Congressman Bingbong Crisologo Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan certified that Tan re-acquired her Filipino citizenship only on December 1.
Each of Quezon City's four legislative districts elects six councilors to the City Council. The six candidates with the highest amount of votes wins those district's six seats in the council. Some who are running are celebrities.