Sotto on seeking reelection next year: Definitely

posted July 19, 2021 at 10:20 pm
by  Manila Standard
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said he would “definitely” seek reelection in next year’s polls.

In a television interview, the first term mayor said while his administration has made headway in improving a lot of the residents of Pasig City, the achievements were limited given the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Vico Sotto
Mayor Vico Sotto
“Definitely,” he told ANC’s Headstart when asked if he would run for the mayoralty post again in the 2022 elections.

“We’ve made a lot of gains but in truth our efforts were limited because of the pandemic.”

“In the two years now that I have served as mayor, only 9 months were without the pandemic,” he added.

Despite the challenges brought about by the public health crisis, Sotto, who ended the almost three-decade reign of the Eusebio family in Pasig City, said the local government is “building momentum steadily.”

He also downplayed speculations that he will run for a national post next year.

“That is a big joke. First of all, I am only 32 years old,” he said.

The Constitution states that a presidential candidate should be at least 40 years old on the day of the election, while a senatorial bet should be at least 35 years old.

“I don’t entertain such thoughts. I should focus on my job. As cliché as it may sound – people might say I am evading the question – but in truth, I really need to focus now because this is my job,” Sotto added.

Topics: Pasig City , Mayor Vico Sotto , reelection , 2022 elections
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