Rex Gatchalian is Vico Sotto’s politiko idol


These two mayors have immense respect for each other, especially for the witty jokes.

Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian poked fun on a rainy Sunday night when he said that he’s announcing early that there are no classes on Monday, August 26. It was a hoot, given that it was a declared holiday for National Heroes’ Day.

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto then shared Gatchalian’s post, which also earned amused reactions from netizens.

Sotto then got serious: “The best talaga si Mayor Rex! pero more seriously speaking, we are trying to replicate a lot of best practices that Valenzuela has. Lalo na sa edukasyon at sa ospital nila.”

Posted by Vico Sotto on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Gatchalian then responded with praises for the millennial mayor.

“Thank you, Mayor Vico! Valenzuela has a lot to learn from the best practices of Pasig as well. Visit us in Valenzuela City soon,” the veteran mayor said.

Will Valenzuela and Pasig emerge as strong sister cities after this?