Vance Larena’s name is currently making rounds on social media after he called out Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto saying, “Ikaw na lang kaya magpresidente.”
On March 18, the Dead Kids star tweeted, “MAYOR VICO SOTTO EDI IKAW NALANG MAG PRESIDENTE! DAMI MONG ALAM! MASYADO KA MAGALING!”
The Pasig City Mayor has been in the news for his aggressive efforts to deal with the novel coronavirus epidemic.
The said tweet was not a hate post but a call out to other public officials who are not doing their job, unlike Mayor Vico who has been actively coming up with measures to deal with the epidemic and the enhanced community quarantine.
Many netizens immediately understood the sarcasm in his post and even lauded the 25-year-old artist for his wittiness and bravery in speaking the truth.
“Vance isnt just a pretty face. May laman din sya. Tapos may alam pa sa current issues. Ano na? Eb di mas pumogi pa sya. Kbye.”
Vance isnt just a pretty face. May laman din sya. Tapos may alam pa sa current issues. Ano na? Eb di mas pumogi pa sya. Kbye.
— Daveastated (@iam_Davest) March 18, 2020
Some even did try to imitate his style and posted their own comments on Twitter.
One netizen sarcastically mocked the 30-year-old mayor for being “pabida” with his innovative plans, and suggested him to just sit as the country’s President.
The netizen wrote, “Hay nako Mayor. Masyado kang pabida. Sa President’s seat ka na maupo! Hindi ko na nagugustuhan yung mga innovative plans mo! Masyado nang overwhelming!”
Hay nako Mayor. Masyado kang pabida. Sa President's seat ka na maupo! Hindi ko na nagugustuhan yung mga innovative plans mo! Masyado nang overwhelming!
— boss A (@iamnotalbert) March 18, 2020
Another Twitter user also stressed that the neophyte mayor is getting so much attention that he is already embarrassing the country’s president.
He said: “Masyadong papansin tong mayor na to! Napapahiya tuloy yung presidente!”
Masyadong papansin tong mayor na to! Napapahiya tuloy yung presidente!
— Johann (@JohannKeith) March 18, 2020
Below are comments of other Twitter users:
“Masyadong ginalingan, di na nakahabol ung iba. [laughing with tears emoji]”
Masyadong ginalingan, di na nakahabol ung iba. 😂😂😂
— Neverland (@jaoiectionary) March 18, 2020
“Bakit ba kasi niya ginagalingan? Nakakainis na. Ang tagal niya maging Presidente.”
Bakit ba kasi niya ginagalingan? Nakakainis na. Ang tagal niya maging Presidente.
— Ken ❌ (@ohkenooo) March 18, 2020
While some are already pushing for him to run for President (though he still does not meet the age requirement), some netizens would like to move to Pasig to experience the care and good governance exhibited by Mayor Vico.
Below are some of the netizens’ comments:
Basta ako lilipat na ng Pasig
— maria estavillo (@RoseStep18) March 18, 2020
wag muna, saming pasigueño muna hehe we deserved a good one after being under the same admin for almost idk years lewl
— ange (@mariyuhh) March 18, 2020
Pasig needs him longer there… Kaya niyang magpresident, but hayaan pa natin siyang mas lalong maging hinog. Baka mapahamak pa siya kapag lumaban siya sa higher position.
— rommel g. alegre jr. (@romzzjr) March 18, 2020
However, some netizens took Vance’s post negatively and bashed the actor for allegedly discrediting and vilifying Mayor Vico’s name.
P*tang in* ka! Mag jakol ka n lng ng magjakol kowyah asyado kang mapapel! Iyan lng nmn ang alam mong gawin!
— Dora D Explorer (@SilbiDora) March 18, 2020
gRaBe aNg yAbAnG mOe nAmAn
aNo BaH aMbAg nG ViCo nA yAn?
iKaW vAnCe aNoE bA aMbAg mOeH?
— kopiko (@ahyun_nieee) March 18, 2020
Putang ina mong bobo ka wala ka kasing alam…
— pat… (@_patcanlas) March 18, 2020
Dami mo rin alam "wala ka naman naiambag" 😂😂😂
— Edward (@tiELepak) March 18, 2020
Magaling talaga siya ikaw lang ang bobo!
— Dora D Explorer (@SilbiDora) March 18, 2020
Vance’s fans tried to explain that his post was meant to be sarcastic and that he was in no way bashing the Pasig mayor.
One netizen wrote: “Yung tweet ni Vance ay sarcastic remark not pertaining to Vico Sotto but to those trusted by the common people to a higher post who are just staying at their home conveniently doing nothing for their fellow men who are in need of assistance because of the Covid19…”
Yung tweet ni Vance ay sarcastic remark not pertaining to Vico Sotto but to those trusted by the common people to a higher post who are just staying at their home conviniently doing nothing for their fellow men who are in need of assistance because of the Covid19…
— richard96 (@0be61b3f212e443) March 18, 2020
Another Twitter user also stated: “Gusto niya lang i-emphasize ung nagagawa ni Mayor Vico para tularan ng ibang mayor.”
Gusto nya lang i emphasize ung nagagawa ni mayor vico para tularan ng ibang mayor
— vanessam 🙂 (@supahvhayne) March 18, 2020
Aside from Vance, other showbiz personalities also noticed Vico’s performance.
Listening now to Pasig Mayor @VicoSotto on DZMM! 🙌🏻 Ang galing mo!! Just started his mobile kitchen, allocated P100M for food packs for their 30 barangays! Inspiring! This is a time for our LGUs to shine! 🇵🇭🇵🇭
— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) March 18, 2020
Sayang he is only 29 years old, not 39. If there is any consolation, he is the best gift ever to Pasig City.
— PING LACSON (@iampinglacson) March 18, 2020