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May 19 19, 12:42 pm

Vico Sotto does not plan on holding political positions for long time

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May. 19, 19 | 12:42 pm

Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto revealed that he has no plans about holding on to his position for a long time.

In an exclusive interview with Lei Alviz on GMA News’ 24 Oras on Friday, Sotto weighed in on the qualities that make up an ideal leader.

“Ako, sa tingin ko ang magaling na leader, hindi nagtatagal sa kapangyarihan,” he said.

“Pinapa-alala ko sa sarili ko ito na habang matagal ka sa kapangyarihan mas nagiging mahirap. Sabi nga nila, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely,” he added.

Sotto ran for the position against incumbent Mayor Bobby Eusebio, whose clan has been dominating Pasig since 1992.

Many voters dubbed their mayoralty race as a “David vs. Goliath” story as Sotto, who is relatively new in the political scene, went up against someone whose family has ruled over Pasig for nearly three decades.

Sotto first became a city councilor in 2016.

“Noong nanalo po ako noong 2016, never in my wildest dreams did I think na 2019, tatakbo na ‘ko para mayor,” he said.

“But 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,” he added.

In the interview, Sotto said he will be doing all that he can as mayor and prove his doubters wrong.

“I think it’s a challenge kasi siyempre may mga iba, pag nakitang bata, baka isipin kayang kaya ka, kaya kang diktahan, pero pag naka-trabaho naman nila ako, makikita din nila na alam ko yung ginagawa ko, alam ko,” he said.

“So it’s a challenge but it’s not an insurmountable challenge. Importante, handa,” he added.

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