Vico Sotto Biography, Age, Family, Accomplishments, Love Life

Vico Sotto is a Filipino politician. He is currently serving as mayor of Pasig City in Metro Manila, Philippines.

On May 13, 2019, he was elected mayor of Pasig City, ending the 27-year rule of the Eusebio Clan. In 2022, he ran for re-election under the Aksyon Demokratiko Party and defeated incumbent Vice Mayo Iyo Bernardo by a landslide.

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On October 1, 2021, Vico Sotto filed his certificate of candidacy to seek re-election as mayor in the 2022 election. He was accompanied by his parents, Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes.

Vico Sotto
Vico Sotto (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Victor Maria Regis Nubla Sotto
Nickname –> Vico
Birthdate –> June 17, 1989 (Age 33)
Hometown –> Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Father –> Vic Sotto
Mother –> Connie Reyes

Vico Sotto is what he is today due to, in large part, how he was brought up by his devoted mother Coney Reyes. (Credit: instagram account)

Love Life
Vico has no known girlfriend. In his many interviews, he says he has no time to find a girlfriend. However during the 30th SEA Games, he was seen watching a volleyball game together with Gretchen Ho. Many observers thought he is dating the former volleyball player.

Educational Attainment
College – Ateneo De Manila University (2011)
Course – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Graduate School – Ateneo De Manila University School of Government
Course – Master in Public Administration

Political Career / Work Experiences
Present – Executive Board Member, Government Watch, Inc.
2019-present – Mayor, Pasig City
2016-2019 – Councilor, Pasig City
2013-2015 – Legislative Staff officer V, Quezon City

Achievements and Awards
* WHO Representative in the Philippines Rabindra Abeyasinghe commended Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto in 2021 after the LGU successfully vaccinated 100 percent of its target senior citizens against COVID-19.

* As Mayor, Pasig was given a Gold Award by the Department of Interior and Local Government during the 2nd National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Award
* On February 23, 2021, the United States Department of State picked Vico Sotto as one of 12 recipients of the International Anticorruption Champions Award for his efforts toward anti-corruption.

* As Mayor, Successful anti-corruption policies which allowed the Pasig government to save at least 150 million during the first 5 months of his administration (July-November, 2019)
* As Councilor, Passage of the Pasig Transparency Mechanism Ordinance which made the city the first in the Metro Manila with its own localized freedom of information (FOI) bill.

Projects
* River Rehabilitation
* Installation of Solar Panel on rooftops to reduce electricity bill
* Integrated Health Care System – for patients and health workers to easily locate records and health data anywhere in Pasig
* Coronavirus-related Measures to help the people of Pasig
–> Tablets and laptops for students and teachers

–> Sanitation Tent and other disinfecting equipment
–> Transportation services including the use of buses, bicycles and tricycles
–> Mobile kitchens, food packs and other grocery items for the needy
–> Anti-Panic Buying and Hoarding Ordinance
–> Distribution of Vitamins
–> Assurance of full salary to city hall employees including casual employees
–> Cash assistance to PUJ drivers
* Cash gifts for public ES and HS students graduating with Honors
* New Politics
* Anti-Corruption such as anti-fixing activity
* Anti-Nepotism – No family member in his adminstration
* Anti-Dynasty – He said, “Government position is not inherited.”
* Press Freedom
* Poverty Alleviation
* Universal Healthcare
* Housing
* Full Transparency
* Better Traffic Management
* Assistance to Taal Volcano victims
* Promotion of the Arts

Awards
2021 – One of 12 awardees of the International Anticorruption Champions by the United States Department of State
2020 – Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM)

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