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Celebrities take strong stand against Duterte government after NBI summons Mayor Vico Sotto

Celebrities tweeted support for Vico Sotto after summons from NBI.

  • #ProtectVico trended on top of twitter Philippines.

Celebrities and netizens immediately flooded social media specifically Twitter with tweets blasting the Duterte government and NBI for summoning Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto for possible violation of the Bayanihan Heal as One Act.

The hashtag #ProtectVico even surged to the top 1 Philippine Twitter trends as support for Vico grew.

Kapamilya actress and philanthropist Angelo Locsin asked why is Vico being summoned when he was just doing his job as opposed to Koko Pimentel who clearly violated his home quarantine.

“Hindi ako nag mamarunong sa batas, pero sa opinyon ko, si Koko ang dapat ipatawag at hindi si Vico.”

Jodi Sta.Maria also questioned NBI’s move asking why Vico is being singled out.

“Si Vico Sotto talaga?! Bakit NBI? Ano meron? Eh yung iba? Nakakapanghina na minsan yung mga desisyon nyo.”

Divine diva Zsa Zsa Padilla meanwhile said it’s unbelievable why the government is going after Vico knowing how busy the Mayor is with his work for his constituents.

Like, seriously? Is it because he makes everyone else look bad at their supposed job?! Unbelievable. Pwede ba kayong magpaka busy sa ibang bagay?! Busy si Mayor. Tantanan nyo naman sya, please! Dami pa nyang gagawin. #OnlyInThePhils #ProtectVico”

Former supporters of the administration have also changed their tune as they criticized the government’s response to the crisis.

Kim Chiu and Angelica Panganiban slammed the admin’s latest stunt against Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto who according to them is known for working very hard to serve his constituents in this trying time.

Other celebrities have also taken their stand and showed support for the embattled Mayor.

According to the NBI letter, the Pasig Mayor may have violated the ECQ’s guideline on the ban of public transportation when he allowed tricycles in Pasig to operate and ferry medical front liners and netizens who need medical attention.

However the supposed violation was done on March 17 and Sottom, upon DILG’s instruction to stop the tricycle operation, already stopped on March 19.

The Bayanihan Act was signed into law on March 25, 2020.

No less than Senate President Tito Sotto who is the principal author of the law in the senate said the law cannot be applied retroactively.

Meanwhile asked why Vico was summoned while Sen. Koko Pimentel who endangered others when he broke his quarantine protocol was not, NBI said it was the President’s order to investigate LGU officials.

Here are other tweets and sentiments from netizens who are aghast with the government’s actions against Mayor Vico.


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