Tito Sotto Breaks Silence on Kiko Pangilinan as VP Contender

Sen. Tito Sotto Speaks on Vice Presidential Race w/ Sen. Kiko Pangilinan

TITO SOTTO – The Senate President broke his silence on having Sen. Kiko Pangilinan as his contender in the vice presidential race.

The May 2022 Election is only a few months from now. Recently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave an update on the presidential and vice-presidential candidates that remain on the official ballot for the upcoming poll. The number was trimmed down after the candidacies of nuisance candidates were canceled by the poll body.

With regards to the vice presidential candidates that remain on the official ballot, two (2) of them are incumbent legislators in the upper chamber – Senate Pres. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. It is no secret to the public that their families are close to each other.

The wife of Sen. Pangilinan, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, is the niece of Sen. Sotto’s wife, actress Helen Gamboa. During the filing of candidacy period, the actress-singer was vocal about being torn by the situation.

Tito Sotto
Photo: Daily Tribune

Recently, Sen. Tito Sotto broke his silence on having Sen. Kiko Pangilinan as a contender in the vice-presidential race for the Election 2022. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Senate President stressed that it is a “political situation” for his part. According to him, he does not take it personally.

Senator Kiko Pangilinan
Photo lifted from GMA News

The Senate President also stressed that the upper chamber is an independent body. He stressed that they will support the executive department if something is good for the public and they will go against it if they think it is not for the welfare of the people.

According to Sen. Sotto, if he wins vice president in the next election, he wants to head the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the campaign against illegal drugs. He is running with Sen. Panfilo Lacson as his presidential bet in the upcoming poll.

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