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Utos ni mayor? Vico Sotto: Pasig tricycle drivers threatened with non-renewal of permits for meeting me

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Pasig City councilor Vico Sotto is finding out how tough it is to go against the Eusebios as he sought to raise awareness among residents for his mayoralty bid.

In an interview aired on CNN Philippines’ “Politics As Usual” on March 19, Sotto shared the threat that tricycle drivers and operators supposedly received ahead of his scheduled meeting with them.

“Just a few days ago, we were supposed to meet with a tricycle operators and drivers association (TODA). Ime-meet na po namin sila papunta na kami sa venue, tumawag ‘yung presidente po nila sabi sa amin kung ituloy ‘yung meeting. May pupunta raw from city hall – kung matuloy daw ‘yung meeting with myself and Congressman Roman (Romulo),” he said, referring to the former Pasig City congressman who is running again for public office.

Sotto, the son of actor Vic Sotto and actress Coney Reyes, said the tricycle drivers and operators were told that their business permits and franchises would not be renewed if they attended the meeting with him and Romulo.

The councilor is challenging incumbent mayor Bobby Eusebio, who is part of the family that has ruled Pasig City for close to three decades.