Ask any Filipino about local politics and Vico Sotto’s name will surely come up at any moment. The 31-year-old became the mayor of Pasig City in 2019, and has been making his own name since.
During the quarantine period, the Pasig City Mayor has received a lot of praise and love from netizens due to his helpful and effective efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. (Read: Pasig City to Roll out ‘Bike Loan’ Program for Employees) But more than his initiative to serve the people of Pasig, one thing that makes Mayor Vico really great is that he lives a life without a filter. He is not afraid to show the different sides of his personality which makes him more relatable and admirable.
Some days you’ll see him assisting, manning, and personally checking his projects. And sometimes, you’ll see him making funny videos on TikTok. Yes, the usually calm and collected city mayor also posts videos on the social media platform!
Mayor Vico, The TikToker
According to his TikTok account’s bio, the profile was initially made to “report FAKE ACCOUNTS,” making it clear that Mayor Vico’s team handles the account. The profile currently has 10 clips, and most of them feature the Pasig City local government’s initiatives such as the Mobile Palengke and the supplemental Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
However, Mayor Vico also slipped in one video of himself and it’s surely one of the best things on the internet! (Read: The Quirkiest Name Suggestions For Pasig City’s COVID-19 Laboratory)
As a certified basketball fan, the latest video from the account features Mayor Vico himself showing off his basketball skills! In the short clip, the millennial mayor can be seen dribbling a basketball at home, without the ball touching the floor. In the caption, he wrote: “Bawal mag-dribble, baka magising si Mama. 😂”
before shower and sleep routine hehe. pag walang nang covid magpa interbarangay tayo. #sananextyear♬ original sound – Sir Rey Medina – Sir Rey Medina
The TikTok video certainly delighted some netizens. Here are some of their reactions: