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Walang gantihan! Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto prioritizes permits for rivals’ rallies and motorcades

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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said the brazen abuse of power in the city prompted him to run in 2019, and he is making sure that he’s not doing the same.

Sotto said he prioritizes the granting of permits for the rallies and motorcades of his rivals, which was something that was denied to him in 2019.

“Dati, kahit karapatan ng kandidato na mag-rally, hindi nakakakuha ng permit ang kalaban. (#throwback/resibo: https://tinyurl.com/pasig2019permitdenied ). Ngayon, priority ang permit to rally/motorcade ng aming mga katunggali,” he said on Facebook.

He recalled that when he was campaigning for mayor, he faced an uphill battle as one of his rallies was sabotaged with garbage and power blackouts.

Shortly before he visited Nagpayong in 2019, garbage and mud were dumped on the field, he said.

The power was also cut off when they arrived in the area.

But still the people stayed to listen to him and his running mate, he said.

“Hinding hindi ko makakalimutan ang pagmamahal na pinakita sa amin ng mga taga roon nung gabing iyon – halos wala nang matayuan, malakas ang amoy, pero sinamahan pa rin nila kami,” he said.

Now that he is in power, he is changing the system, he said.

“Ang lantarang pang-aabuso sa kapangyarihan ay isa sa mga bagay na nag-udyok sa akin para tumakbong mayor. Nilabanan natin ito; IBA NA NGAYON,” he said.

The people of Pasig are free to listen to all candidates and choose their leaders without intimidation, he said.

“Ngayon, malaya ang Pasigueño na pakinggan ang kahit sinong kandidato na walang panggigipit o pananakot. At hindi rin sila namamatayan ng ilaw,” he said.