29-year-old Vico Sotto, who was recently proclaimed as the newly elected Mayor of Pasig City, seems to be the most eligible bachelor in town. The mayor is the son of known showbiz personalities Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes.
In an exclusive interview of Lei Alvis on GMA Network’s “24 Oras,” she asked him if he has a girlfriend and he replied: “Wala.”
“Wala talagang time.’Pag may free time ako, mas gusto ko pang matulog o magpahinga na lang,” he explained.
He also said that it’s okay to stay single for now, so he could be more focused on his responsibility and promises to all Pasigeño, as their mayor.
“For now and for the foreseeable future, tingnan na lang natin. Diyos na bahala kung papano mangyayari,” he added.
“Siyempre, eventually, gusto mo rin naman di ba. But for now, focus-focus muna.”
In 2016, Vico Sotto had started to serve Pasig City as a councilor. Now, he is the new mayor of Pasig City after winning over re-electionist Robert Eusebio, who held the position for 27 years with the Eusebio clan.
When he won in the 2016 elections, he never imagined that he would run in 2019 but he saw the need for change so he decided to run as mayor.
“I saw the need, I saw the clamor for change, and I saw that no one else was going to run for mayor so I decided to step up.”
Some netizens say that the mayor has his mood swings and some feels the same in choosing to sleep than have a love life.
u can sleep here beside me vico wiw https://t.co/dBMrxVwldL
— ima (@cfloimuh) May 19, 2019
vico sotto is such a mood no time for jowa and just craves for sleep
— kat (@erleenkatex) May 17, 2019
Vico prefers to sleep than to have a lovelife. Let's sleep together, babe.
— grace. (@talaturu) May 19, 2019
When Vico Sotto was asked about his love life, "wala talagang time, mas gusto ko pang matulog".
I felt that.
— varys smart (@totoongtope) May 18, 2019
After the viral post of a woman who bypassed the Manila traffic by riding a boat in Pasig River, was revealed that the said boats might be gone because of local government programs like Tawid Ilog.
In an interview with Bandila, Nick Hinoy, who is the owner of the boat that went viral, said that it is a solution to escape the traffic in EDSA.
“Eto po talaga solusyon kasi pag iikot pa tayo sa Edsa, ma-traffic. Dito, malapit lang sa crossing ng Megamall.”
They charge Php5 per head from Guadalupe to the other side of the river, which is a part of Mandaluyong.
A passenger shared that it’s really easy for her as she doesn’t have to go and take the longer route. “Mas madali siya. Pag-tawid ko, jan lang naman yung work ko. Kaysa iikot pa ko dun (EDSA).”
The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), however, has a different plan. Hinoy’s boat might soon face the risk of losing his job because the agency has started the Pasig River Convergence Program, which will build new ferry stations and put new sets of modern boats to travel along the said river.
George Dela Rama, Head of Public Information, Advocacy, and Tourism Division of PRRC, said “When it comes to safety issues, when it comes to permits and all, pwede siyang masilip talaga. Pero for the meantime, mukhang maluwag pa naman ang ating mga local governments when it comes to the implementation of these Tawid Ilog Programs.”
The Pasig River Convergence Program is said to make way for the development of 17 new ferry stations on top of the existing 12.