Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is being linked to TV host-athlete Gretchen Ho after photos of them watching a SEA Games event together recently made the rounds online.
While many netizens were shipping the two (ViChen, GreCo), one comment caught the attention of the millennial mayor.
A certain Simoun Rebolusyonaryo on Twitter posted a photo of Sotto and Ho watching the Philippines’ women’s volleyball team’s match against the Vietnam team at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig on Tuesday.
Along with the photo, the Twitter user lashed out at Sotto for watching the game instead of taking action on the alleged flooding brought about by Typhoon Tisoy in his city during that time.
“Kung bumabaha sa Pasig at this very moment at kailangan ng agarang aksyon, your Mayor is seen with a Ho! May good time si Yorme sa panahon ng bagyo!” the caption said.
In defense of himself, Mayor Sotto replied: “Lahat na lang ginagawang politika.”
He also appealed to keep Pasig City out of the “fake news” saying that no flooding occurred even when the heaviest downpour came during that time.
“Wag nyo naman idamay ang Pasig sa fake news dahil kahit nung kalakasan ng ulan nung 2pm, hindi bumaha sa Pasig.”
“Magandang makanuod ng laro sa Pasig ang mga opisyales ng Pasig,” he added.
“Suportahan na lang natin lahat ang mga Atletang Pilipino, di ba?” he concluded.
Back in August this year, the young mayor whose parents are showbiz personalities had asked the public to stop treating government officials as celebrities. This, after his admission of being single in a TV interview blew up the internet.