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Mayor Vico counters vice mayor: ‘Did I say something about his household?’


FILE PHOTO: Pasig Metropolis Mayor Vico Sotto. INQUIRER FILES

MANILA, Philippines — Pasig Metropolis Mayor Vico Sotto is questioning why Vice Mayor Christian “Iyo” Caruncho Bernardo dragged “household fame” into their verbal tussle when he by no means talked about something about it.

Sotto issued a brief reply to Bernardo, who was quoted to have mentioned that he responded to the mayor’s earlier assertions in opposition to him to guard the Caruncho identify.

“Bakit ‘household’s fame’.. might sinabi ba ako tungkol sa pamilya niya?” Sotto requested in a tweet, pairing it with a laughing emoji.

(Why is he speaking about household fame. Did I say something about his household?)

Sotto and Bernardo have been engaged in a phrase struggle lately after the latter known as out the native chief govt for the alleged gradual distribution of social support in Pasig Metropolis.

In a speech earlier than metropolis corridor workers, Sotto answered again, saying there isn’t any downside about airing grievances in opposition to the federal government however that the official — whom many assumed to be Bernardo — doing it ought to have first fulfilled his duties as a public servant.

“Walang masama na mamuna, pero pagdating sa mga pormal na proseso bilang mga halal ng bayan, kailangan magtrabaho muna tayo. Anong karapatan natin mamuna, kung ‘yong pormal na tungkulin ay hindi natin nagagampanan?” Sotto mentioned throughout Monday’s flag-raising ceremony.

In his response, Caruncho mentioned that Sotto is fortunate that he turned a politician within the age of social media, even alleging that the management in Pasig Metropolis has develop into “puro palabas” (all for present) beneath Sotto.

“Parang pelikula, ako kasama ang buong Metropolis Council, ang direktor at cameraman. Hindi mabubuo ang pelikula na wala kami kung saan naman ang aktor ay siyang umaarte lamang para mabigyang buhay ang kwento, pero sila ang sumisikat, pinapalakpakan. Nakakalungkot na ang Pasig, naging isang pelikula na lamang, puro palabas,” the vice mayor mentioned in a video uploaded on a Fb web page known as Pasig Dapat Pasigueniyo on Tuesday.

(Identical to a film the place I and the whole Metropolis Council is the director and the cameraman. The film is not going to be full with out us the place the actor, in the meantime, is just performing to provide life to the story, however they’re those getting well-known, lauded. It’s unhappy that Pasig has changed into a mere film, all for present.)

“Kaya ako magsasalita ngayon ay para proteksyunan ang pangalang Caruncho na pilit mong dinudumihan. Noong nakaraang flag ceremony na sadya mong ginamit na lugar upang mangampanya sa pagkakasabi mo na tinext mo ako at nagconfirm sa pagdalo. Ito ang telepono ko, wala pong message or tawag si Mayor Vico Sotto,” mentioned Bernardo.

(My function in talking now’s to guard the fame of the Caruncho household, which you wish to tarnish. Your newest flag ceremony was used for campaigning and also you texted me confirming my attendance. Right here’s my cellphone, I haven’t acquired any messages or calls from you.)

READ: Vice mayor slams Vico Sotto for turning Pasig into a ‘puro palabas’ city

In 2019, Sotto received as mayor of Pasig Metropolis, ending the Eusebio household’s decades-long grip within the metropolis.  Bernardo received as vice mayor, operating unopposed.

Bernardo comes from certainly one of Pasig Metropolis’s extra outstanding households, the Carunchos, whose patriarch Emiliano Caruncho Jr. was mayor from 1956-1986, based on the native authorities unit’s web site.

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