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There's A Reason Why You Can't Find a Single Photo of Mayor Vico Sotto in Pasig City Hall

Public service requires humility.
ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo
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Mayor Vico Sotto trends on Twitter after appearing in the latest YouTube vlog of actress-host Alex Gonzaga.

The concept was "A Day With Mayor Vico," which featured a tour around the city hall with him.

And one thing the actress-host noticed: There was not a single framed photo of the mayor.

The son of Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes explained: "Hindi ako mahilig sa mga picture ko. Saka kapag project ng LGU, bawal maglagay iyong malaking pangalan ko. Bawal iyon kasi pera ng taumbayan iyon, e. Bakit ko paglalagyan ng pangalan ko?"

He added, underlining: "Ang ibig ko lang sabihin, wala tayo utang na loob sa mga pulitiko. Puwede tayo magpasalamat kasi maganda iyong proyekto mo, maganda iyong programa, pero wala tayong utang na loob. Iba iyon, e."

This statement earned praises from Twitter.

"Mayor Vico" became one of the top trending topics over the weekend.

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The Pasig City mayor just reiterated a statement he made on the platform last year.

He said then that people shouldn't feel like they owe anything to the politicians since local government unit (LGU) projects are funded by taxpayers' money.

Mayor Vico tweeted this reminder after attending a virtual assembly with Pasig City scholars on November 6, 2020.

His tweet read: "Laging tandaan na wala kayong utang na loob kahit kanino (lalo na sa politiko) dahil pera ito ng taumbayan. Na-a-appreciate ko naman kapag may nagpapasalamat sa kin pero naiilang ako dahil di ko pera to."

Mayor Vico, 30, was elected for his first term in May 2019. He was among the young politicians who was given the moniker "Millennial Mayor."

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

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