President Duterte speaks out about NBI’s ongoing probe on Vico Sotto

President Duterte speaks out about NBI’s ongoing probe on Vico Sotto

- President Rodrigo Duterte has finally spoken out after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) summoned Mayor Vico Sotto over such alleged violation of the recently passed Bayanihan to Heal As One Act

- In his address aired on April 3, President Duterte said he had nothing to do with the NBI anti-graft division’s ongoing probe on the local chief of Pasig City

- According to the President, he was in charge of mounting the policy but left it up to agencies to implement things

- Mayor Sotto’s supposed violation is related to his initiative to allow tricycles in his city to operate so that COVID-19 frontliners and patients can have access to public transportation

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A few days after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) summoned Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto over alleged violation of the recently passed Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, President Rodrigo Duterte has finally spoken out.

According to a report by GMA News, President Duterte said he had nothing to do with the NBI anti-graft division’s ongoing probe on Mayor Sotto.

The nation’s chief made the statement in his televised address aired on April 3, Friday night.

"Isang beses lang ako nagsalita, nu'ng nag-proclaim ako ng emergency," President Duterte said.

"Wala akong pakialam sa operation ng NBI," he continued.

"Trabaho ng pulis 'yan, ang akin policy sa taas, " he said.

Mayor Sotto’s supposed violation is related to this request to allow tricycles in his city to operate so that COVID-19 frontliners, health workers, patients, and employees can have access to public transportation.

He, later on, emphasized that the violation they were saying transpired prior to the effectivity of the directives.

It can be recalled that in the first week of the community quarantine, Mayor Sotto allowed tricycles to transport health workers so that they could get to their places of work.

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In a previous report by KAMI, Mayor Vico Sotto appeals to NBI to stop “politicizing” and “sensationalizing” the case.

Vico Sotto is the son of former couple Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes. He became a household name after receiving praises as the new mayor of Pasig City.

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