Mayor Vico to seek reelection

July 19, 2021 Arlene Rivera 108 views

PASIG City Mayor Vico Sotto on Monday (July 19) revealed that he will be seeking reelection next year.

“Hindi pa naman ako nag-announce pero ‘yun naman po siguro ‘yun ,” he said in a television interview

“Definitely [I want to continue.].We’ve made a lot of gains. Sa totoo lang, limited ang nagawa namin ? ” he continued.

In his first nine months as mayor before the COVID-9 pandemic, Sotto said they tried so hard to clean the system of the local government of Pasig.

“We had nine months to clean things up. Grabe ‘yung pinagdaraanan namin dito. ‘Yung nililinis namin dito. Hindi rin naman siya biro, talagang napakahirap,” he said.

Sotto ended the 27-year reign of the Eusebios, a political family, in Pasig City in 2019.

In February, the young mayor was hailed by the US State Department as one of its international anti-corruption champions, citing his prioritization of transparency and anti-corruption initiatives.

Sotto was described by the US State Department as a “standard-bearer for a new generation of Philippine politicians.”