We were all shocked by the news that the NBI had summoned Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto for allegedly violating the quarantine policy. Within minutes of the news, #ProtectVico was trending across social networks. Celebrities also voiced their disagreement on NBI’s summoning of the Pasig Mayor. Here are some of the most savage tweets that celebrities have posted regarding the issue.
Busy po siya. Bakit hindi nalang si Senator Koko Pimentel ang ipatawag ninyo? Or yung isang Mayor, marami daw po kasi naghahanap sakanya. https://t.co/kcNdSvd5Qw
— 🌺JANINE (@janinegutierrez) April 1, 2020
The actress and model expressed her dismay over the news by tweeting that the Pasig Mayor is busy doing his job. She also fearlessly called out a senator and another mayor who allegedly can’t be seen by the citizens in her city.
Hindi ako nag mamarunong sa batas, pero sa opinyon ko, si Koko ang dapat ipatawag at hindi si Vico
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) April 1, 2020
The outspoken actress, who is known for her charity work, also voiced out her disappointment. She was quick to point out that instead of the Pasig Major, NBI should question a senator who is known to have broken quarantine protocol.
Wala silang mapag initan. Si mayor vico talaga? Kung sino pa may natutulong at maayos na sistema, siya pa kakasuhan? HANEP! Eh nasan na yung nagkalat ng virus sa makati med? So far kasi yun palang nagagawa niya. Ikalat ang virus. Mapapamura ka na lang pala talaga.
— Angelica Panganiban (@angelica_114) April 1, 2020
Another outspoken actress, Angelica Panganiban also tweeted about her frustrations regarding the summoning request. She was quick to defend the Pasig Mayor and voiced her frustration over how unfair the government is treating the mayor.
Like what?????!!!! Yoko na!!!! Ang hirap sa ph govt, pag gumawa ka ng mabuti sa kapwa mas nakakataas ang makakabangga mo, pag gumawa ka ng hindi mabuti kaming mga netizens lang ang kalaban mo at ang nakakataas ay 🤐🤐🤐🤐 https://t.co/D3UmQZXy5K
— kim chiu (@prinsesachinita) April 1, 2020
Even Kim Chu, who had supported President Duterte during the 2016 elections, couldn’t help but speak up against NBI’s decision. In an emotional tweet, she couldn’t help but express her dismay over the fact that the Mayor was just doing his job yet some officials are questioning his acts.
Jodi Sta. Maria
Si Vico Sotto talaga?! Bakit NBI? Ano meron? Eh yung iba? 😳 Nakakapanghina na minsan yung mga desisyon nyo.
— Jodi Sta.Maria (@JodiStaMaria) April 1, 2020
The actress was quick to question NBI’s decision to summon the Mayor.
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) April 1, 2020
The actress who has been holding donation drives to help patients and front liners during the COVID-19 crisis also shared her frustration about the decision.
Kung sino pa yung maayos magtrabaho (at mahal na mahal ng mga tao), sa panahong kelangan na kelangan nila ng maayos at matino na namumuno sa lugar nila…biglang may mga gustong umepal.🙄 https://t.co/BLCnZZafMd
— Chito Miranda (@chitomirandajr) April 1, 2020
The frontman of Parokya ni Edgar also tweeted about his frustration regarding the issue. He questioned the need to summon someone who is just doing his job and is actually well-loved by citizens.
Take a deep breath
— jason abalos (@thejasonabalos) April 1, 2020
We think Jason just summed up everyone’s mood.
These are just some of the celebrities who spoke up about the NBI subpoena controversy. What are your thoughts on celebrities using their platforms to voice out their political opinions? Tell us below.