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Vico Sotto fans shame PhilStar for exposing crowded Pasig market

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Some hardcore Vico Sotto fans did not take a tweet from The Philippine Star lightly.

It all started with a straightforward tweet that showed photos of a crowded public market in Pasig City.


Others took it as an opportunity to point out that the Pasig mayor wasn’t perfect, but more people took offense and saw it as bullying the charming politiko.


“Ang dami daming palengke na ganyan, bakit sa Pasig lang ang pinost niyo?,” one user said.


Others took it as a demolition job against Sotto.


Here’s where it got tricky: netizens traced the imagined vile of the tweet to the Belmontes, who own the Star, and claimed it was deliberately done to make the embattled Quezon City mayor look a little better.

“The Philippine Star was founded by Betty Go-Belmonte. Its President is currently Miguel Belmonte. The Belmonte family has a 21% ownership in the newspaper. It gives me great Joy to believe that it is NOT a coincidence,” one said.