Mayor Vico Sotto’s Reminder to Pasig City Scholars Wins Hearts of Many

Last night, Mayor Vico Sotto updated his Twitter status with some photos and highlights of the fourth batch of Pasig City Scholars’ General Assembly.

[A] night with scholars… Pasig City Scholars’ G.A. (Batch 4)

Highlights:

– record # of 18,200 scholars

– pilot 50 Arts & Design scholars

– relaxed rules this sem because of pandemic

– cash cards under process… w QR code (for PasigPass and prepa[ra]tion for future Smart City use)

To which netizens from all around the country shared their sentiments…

Like this person who wants to be adopted by the mayor:

Mayor, paampon naman sa Pasig.

This one shares an idea of how they, too, can experience the mayor’s governance:

Mayor, baka pwede kayo magrotation para makaranas naman kami ng maayos na pamamalakad. Char (1/8).

Meanwhile, this user shares why they bought a house in Pasig City:

Another one expressed his emotions in a cliche (yet just might be the most appropriate) way:

Sawang-sawa ka na [y]ata makabasa nito pero uulitin ko lang ulit… SANA ALL/NAOL/CHINAOIL!

As if these accomplishments and the public update are already very much appreciated by scholars and citizens… but the Pasig City mayor did not stop there.

Sotto replied to his tweet less than an hour later reminding scholars that they do not owe anything to anyone, especially to politicians, because it is the people’s money that made these projects possible. He also says that while he appreciates their gratitude, he cannot help but feel uneasy because it is not his money.

Laging tandaan na wala kayong utang na loob kahit kanino (lalo na sa politiko) dahil pera ito ng taumbayan. Na-a-appreciate ko naman kapag may nagpapasalamat sa kin pero naiilang ako dahil di ko pera to.

Mag-aral lang kayo nang mabuti, sulit na ang investment ng Pasig sa inyo.

Pasig City’s investment to scholars will be worth it if they study hard, Sotto concludes.

How about you, what can you say to this? Share your thoughts in the comments!


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