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Netizen claims that Vico Sotto “invented” COVID-19; Pasig City Mayor reacts

Celebrities Luis Manzano, Nadine Lustre, and Daniel Matsunaga laughed at the netizen who posted her conspiracy theory.

  • Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto was accused of being the source of the COVID-19 disease. 
  • Sotto previously shared and poked fun at the post on his Instagram account.

Netizens and celebrities were amused by a post from a Facebook user stating a “conspiracy theory” that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may have come from not a laboratory, not an animal, but from Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto.

People poked fun at the post that named the public servant as the source of the virus.

Kapamilya star Luis Manzano posted on his Instagram account a screenshot from a Facebook post of someone named Anna Marie.

“What if si Vico Sotto pala ang nag-imbento ng COVID-19?” the netizen asked.

She further explained that if you jumble the letters in Vico’s name, it will show the word “Covi” and if you read Sotto the other way around, it will say “Ottos” which she connected to the word “Utos”. She added that this may mean that the mayor may have ordered the devil to spread the virus.

Also if you add the letters in the words Pasig, mayor, Vico, and Sotto, it will have 19 characters. Voila! COVID-19.

“Di pa tapos ang laban sa COVID, pero wag natin kalimutan na mukhang na figure ni Anna Marie lahat ng to,” Manzano wrote as the caption.


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Di pa tapos ang laban sa COVID, pero wag natin kalimutan na mukhang na figure ni Anna Marie lahat ng to…

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Nadine Lustre then commented, “Di ko kinaya” while Daniel Matsunaga sent laughing emojis.

Apparently, Mayor Vico Sotto had seen a similar post last April 5. He shared a screenshot on his Instagram Stories saying, “Totoo kaya to?!”

He also saw Twitter accounts warning everyone about the “fake news” and got shocked as some people actually thought it was real.

Written by J M

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