- Mayor Vico Sotto was interviewed by ABS-CBN and GMA regarding a tricycle near the city hall which received a ticket
- Before answering the question, the mayor looked up to the heavens then made an earnest plea with the national government
- He appealed for tricycles to be allowed as he said that there would be more who will die if this means of transport will not be allowed
- The mayor then enumerated those who are sick who will not be able to go to their doctors due to the lack of transportation
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Mayor Vico Sotto has trended on Twitter as he has gotten a lot of praise from celebs and netizens due to the proactive manner by which he dealt with the pandemic.
The hashtag #protectvico is now gaining the top spot on Twitter, after the Pasig City Mayor was bombarded by some netizens.
One of the interviews, which drove a lot of attention to the mayor was when he talked about the tricycles. He was asked about a tricycle that was given a ticket near the city hall.
At this juncture, the mayor looked up to the heavens before saying his piece.
He pleaded with the national government to allow the tricycles to ply the road, not for the tricycle drivers, but for the sake of public health and safety. Mayor Vico then mentioned that in their risk assessment, if they will not allow tricycles, there would be many more who would die.
He mentioned those who need dialysis, those who had undergone surgery and need post-surgery checkup, and who need to go to the hospital.
The mayor then mentioned what if the person lives in Manggahan but his doctor is at PCGH, along with his medical records.
Here's the full text of Mayor Vico's appeal:
"Eto po nakikiusap po ako sa ating national na pamahalaan, baka pwede naman pong bigyan ng konsiderasyon yung traysikel. HIndi na po para sa traysikel driver, para po sa public health and safety. Dahil ako po, sa risk assessment po na ginawa namin, kapag hindi po nating payagan yung mga traysikel, mas marami hong mamamatay. Yung mga kailangan pong magpadialysis, yung mga post surgery po na kailangang magpacheckup, kailangang magpa ospital. Pano po kung sa Manggahan nakatira at sa PCGH nagpapagamot. Nandun yung doktor niya, nandun yung medical records nya. Pano po siya pupunta dito? "
In a previous report by KAMI, Mayor Vico Sotto fired a Pasig government official for his abusive behavior.
Vico Sotto is the mayor of Pasig City. He defeated Bobby Eusebio in the 2019 elections. He is the son of veteran actress Coney Reyes and comedian Vic Sotto.
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