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Who Is Vico Sotto, Millennial Mayor of Pasig?

Meet the 30-year-old incoming mayor
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Vico Sotto may have had very famous parents, but he himself eluded fame. He was thrust in the spotlight when he ran for and became Pasig City councilor in 2016. Born on June 17, 1989, Vicohis nickname a portmanteau of his parents' Vic Sotto and Coney Reyeswill have just turned 30 when he starts his new position as mayor. His election toppled the 27-year reign of the Eusebio family in the city. 

His Instagram page is filled with his family life, and the millennial mayor is quick to cite his parents as influences. 

He supposedly got his humor from his long-time Eat Bulaga! host father.

His mom is seasoned actress Coney Reyes, who, in one of her interviews with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) described her son as God-fearing.

Coney said, "He had the heart for the poor. Yung sa tama palagi ang gusto niyang gawin. Kasi kahit ako, kapag meron akong ginawang hindi maganda, talagang kino-correct niya ako. So I thank God for allowing me to discipline my son even as a young boy."

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The mother and son are avid travelers. Among the cities they visited were New York, U.S.A. and Beijing, China. 

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The soft-spoken politician even paid tribute to his former nanny Emelinda "Emy" Flores, who passed away in 2016. On Instagram, he mentioned how she was a big part of his childhood and that she was his "alarm clock" for 26 years. He added, "The one who made sure the back of my shirt was tucked in for every important occasion."

"A superhuman who pushed through fatigue, illness, and pain...Always going above and beyond the call of duty," he wrote. He thanked her for "the four decades of selfless love" that she gave to his family, ending with "EMY, I LOVE YOU, more than I ever let you know. We will miss you dearly."

Vico also consistently talks about his siblings, showing a closeness to his large family. 

And finally, Vico with Pong Pagong, everyone's favorite Batibot character. He's just like us. 

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This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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