PSA: Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto Will Apparently Grant Kisses Post-Pandemic
Nov 10, 2021   •   Meryl Medel
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Nov 10, 2021   •   Meryl Medel
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has gone viral once again for one of his witty remarks during a public address. A clip of the mayor has gone viral on social media, where he quipped about granting kisses after the pandemic. Here’s what went down:
In a visit to Pasig’s Barangay Rosario, residents cheer loudly for Sotto, but some take their cheering to the next level by requesting for a kiss from the 32-year-old mayor. “Mayor, pa-kiss!” is one of the resident’s shouts heard in the viral video.
Of course, the witty Sotto knows just what to tell his constituents. He began by apologizing for being unable to grant a kiss due to the pandemic. “Pasensya na po, bawal pa ang kiss. Ipagdasal po natin na matapos ang pandemiya na ito,” he said.
The Pasig mayor then continued to say that he rarely makes promises, but he would give one right now, that is, a kiss after the pandemic.
CONTEXT: The bachelor mayor was responding to those shouting, “Pa-kiss”.
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— Kat Domingo (@_katrinadomingo) November 9, 2021
“Ako hindi ako mahilig mangako. Kahit balikan niyo po yung mga sinasabi ko nung panahon ng kampanya ng 2019, kahit 2016, hindi niyo ko maririnig na nagpapangako,” Sotto continued. “Pero pangako ko po sa inyo, pagkatapos ng pandemya, kahit mag-kiss po tayo, pwedeng pwede po.” And of course, the crowd went wild!
Whether a Pasig resident or not, netizens are finding his newest viral remark hilarious, joining on the fun and jokingly asking where the line is — or even how to become a Pasigueño.
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— MaryMaribbay (@MaribbayMary) November 9, 2021
Well well well. Time to move to Pasig. I think ito tumutupad ng pangako eh. Saan po ang dulo ng pila?
— Caldero ng Juice (@mikel_pangan) November 9, 2021
Googles how to transfer residence in Pasig City. https://t.co/inlhprRGSk
— COSMOS 11.11🍀🆔️ (@z0imEi) November 9, 2021
WILL ✍🏼 GET ✍🏼 A ✍🏼 JOB ✍🏼 IN ✍🏼 PASIG ✍🏼 AFTER ✍🏼 THE ✍🏼 BAR ✍🏼 https://t.co/ENPiTlT4WP
— mariacarina (@SiCarenz) November 9, 2021
IM MOVING TO PASIG https://t.co/0rGtZHIhgS
— Romualdo (@RomualdoButan) November 9, 2021
Aside from his praise-worthy policies and principled governance, Sotto is also known for sprinkling jokes when talking with his constituents, which have endeared him not only to Pasigueños but also Filipinos across the country. During the same address, Sotto also showed his wit and humor when he received two microphones amid technical difficulties and when he named Ruby Rodriguez as his mother after asking the audience.
This wit and humor translates even in online spaces, as you’ve probably witnessed in his Facebook and Twitter pages. Most recently, he responded to the viral clip on Twitter. Did he get a little shy with all the attention his joke is getting? All in good fun, Mayor!
Ano ba tong binabalita niyo Ms. Kat hahah
— Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) November 9, 2021
During his time with the residents of Barangay Rosario, Sotto was still able to address what needed to be addressed, earning him praise from his constituents. He also urged Pasigueños to vote wisely in the upcoming elections.
“Hindi pa naman po panahon ngayon ng kampaniya,” Sotto began, “pero sana maisip po natin na sa nine months po – nine months lang ako naging mayor sa normal na pamumuhay — kung ito po mga nagawa natin, ito yung napagtagumpayan natin, ito yung naaccomplish na natin sa maiksing panahon na may COVID pa, ano pa kaya ang puwede nating gawin kung wala na ang pandemiyang ito? At ano pa kaya ang puwede natin gawin kung yung mga kasama natin sa city hall ay kakampi o mapagkakatiwalaan natin? Sana pag-isipan po natin ito at magkaisa pa ang mga Pasigueño tungo sa hinaharap.”
While Sotto said he would be focusing on the local level instead of getting involved in the national elections, his words still apply to all voters across the country. That’s why we should listen to the Pasig mayor, educate ourselves about this elections’ candidates, and vote wisely.
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