Tag: Vico Sotto

Sponsorship Speech: Senate Resolution Honoring Mayor Vico Sotto

Last Wednesday, February 24, while waiting in the Senate lounge for our 51st Senate session to start, I asked the Senate President if we can be co-authors in a yet-to-be drafted Senate resolution to honor and recognize Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto for receiving an award given by the US State Department as one of the world’s 12 anti-corruption champions. The Senate President’s reluctant response was: Sige, pero co-author lang ako. Ikaw ang principal author and sponsor kasi, alam mo na… with a chuckle. I knew exactly what he was trying to say, Mr. President. It is that little, big thing called “sense of propriety,” better understood by Filipinos as “delicadeza.” All of us inside this hall as well as those attending online know that Mayor Vico is the Senate President’s nephew, being his equally famous brother Vic’s offspring.

That being said, the young mayor has consistently refused to put his picture and name on billboards and similar materials on publicly funded projects in the City of Pasig. What easily comes to mind is our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal who once said, and I quote: “No good water comes from a muddy spring. No sweet fruit comes from a bitter seed.” Let me put it in a more simple language, distinguished colleagues: “Like uncle, like nephew.”

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Ping: Mayor Vico, Maliwanag na Tanglaw vs Korapsiyon

Sinaluduhan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang pagkakapili kay Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto bilang isa sa 12 personalidad na tinukoy bilang “International Anticorruption Champions” ng US State Department.

Ang pagsaludo kay Mayor Sotto ay isiniwalat ni Lacson sa pamamagitan ng Twitter.

“The bright beacon of the land,” saad ni Lacson na tumutukoy kay Mayor Sotto.

Related: Lacson: Mayor Vico ‘Bright Beacon’ for Anti-Corruption Citation
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Lacson: Mayor Vico ‘Bright Beacon’ for Anti-Corruption Citation

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Wednesday lauded the inclusion of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto by the US State Department among its 12 “International Anticorruption Champions.”

“The bright beacon of the land,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account, referring to Sotto.

Related: Ping: Mayor Vico, Maliwanag na Tanglaw vs Korapsiyon
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#PINGterview: Extra Compensation for COVID-19 Front-Liners; Aid for Affected Areas

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on congressional actions to address the COVID-19 threat:
– Extra compensation, health insurance for front-liners
– Heavier penalties vs politicking during calamities
– Addressing economic impact of COVID-19 threat

QUOTES and NOTES:
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