Mayor Vico Sotto Speaks on Distancing from National Election
VICO SOTTO – The Pasig City Mayor reacted to the claim of his party that he approved the presidential bid of Mayor Isko Moreno under Aksyon Demokratiko.
One of the 10 presidential bets for the May 2022 Election is Manila Mayor Isko Moreno. He is the standard-bearer of Aksyon Demokratiko and runs alongside the party’s vice-presidential bet, Doc Willie Ong. He is vocal about his taking side between the opposition and the administration.
Mayor Isko, if he wins president, wants to focus on building more hospitals and quarantine facilities in the country and in procuring more hospital equipment and medicines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He also wants to boost the tourism sector and to help the economy of other regions not just in Luzon.
Several national parties and local officials have pledged their support to certain presidential bets. There are also local officials who chose to distance themselves from national politics. One of them is Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto.
Mayor Vico Sotto is also under Aksyon Demokratiko which has Mayor Isko Moreno as its presidential candidate. Previously, its chairman, Ernest Ramel Jr., claimed that the Pasig City Mayor is part of the panel that approved Mayor Isko Moreno as their party’s presidential candidate.
Mayor Vico reacted to the claim of the Aksyon Demokratiko chairman and reiterated his claim that he wants to distance himself from national politics. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Pasig City Mayor said that they met with more than one candidate but he really asked his party nicely about distancing himself from national politics.
“Hindi na muna ako mangingialam sa national politics kasi medyo matindi yung ginagawa natin dito sa local,” he said.
Reportedly, Mayor Vico also asked his uncle, vice-presidential bet and incumbent Senate President Tito Sotto, that he will not intervene with the national politics for now. He stressed that he always respect and love his uncle dearly and the Senator understood his decision.
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