Dinepensahan ng mga netizen si Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto matapos batikusin dahil sa pag-welcome nito kay Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. sa Pasig City nitong Lunes, Agosto 1.
Ang pagbisita ni Pangulong Marcos, Jr. kahapon sa Covid-19 vaccination site sa Pasig Sports Complex ay bahagi ng vaccination program ng Department of Health (DOH) na “Pinas Lakas” na naglalayong magbigay ng Covid-19 vaccine sa hindi bababa sa 23 milyong tao sa loob ng unang 100 araw ng administrasyong Marcos.
Bukod kay Mayor Sotto, present din sa kaganapan sina Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez, DOH OIC Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, Vice Mayor Dodot Jaworski, Congressman Roman Romulo at iba pang lokal na opisyal.
Sa tweet ng ABS-CBN tungkol sa pagbisita ni PBBM sa Pasig, tila hindi nagustuhan ng ilang mga netizen ang pag-welcome ni Sotto kay Marcos. Matatandaan na pinasaringan nila ang alkalde sa pagiging tahimik umano nito kaugnay sa nagdaang presidential elections.
“hindi naman nakakagulat yan”
“Aii trapo rin pala. Hahaha wag na wag nyo nang ididikit pangalan ni kyungsoo sa taong yan ha?”
“vico sotto, after all, is trapo”
“where’s now the energy when risa hontiveros didn’t clap and she’s just standing on sona right after vvm’s statement like y’all call that man professional but risa is not?????”
“Disappointed but not surprised we already saw this coming.”
“watching the trapofication of vico sotto in real time is something else”
“why are the quote tweets defending him bcos he’s just being “professional” daw. his loud silence was evident during the campaign period pa. stop defending him lol”
“He is smart by being neutral and going with the flow? Lol. When there’s a woman that showed us good governance while maintaining her principles and voice. So it is utterly absurd that some of you are content with the bare minimum.”
“And I see your true colors.. shining through”
“Not surprised. He’s been silent since the election lol. Neutral my ass”
“A Sotto will always be a Sotto”
“VICO SOTTO IN HIS ENABLER ERA. Ahhhh the things power does to a person”
“disappointed but not surprised, he is a politician after all.”
Matatandaan din na isa rin ang alkalde sa nagsasabing “hindi bayani si Marcos Sr.” base sa kaniyang tweet noong 2016 na binabalikan pa rin ng mga netizen hanggang ngayon.
Samantala, dumipensa ang mga netizen sa mga negatibong komento laban sa alkalde. Anila, wala naman daw masama kung i-welcome ni Sotto ang pangulo ng bansa.
“i don’t get people hating on vico? it’s not his job to wall out the president from pasig? the city needs national support to develop. he can’t do anything about it whether he’s an apologist or not. it’s called professionalism, wake up people, don’t lower you expectations.”
“why would you expect vico to be rude? he is a professional because he is the city’s mayor.. people here do not know what professionalism is. touch some grass would you”
“If all leni supporters intend on doing is bash people like vico for welcoming the president bec courtesy then man, we are fucked. we can work with moderates, not alienate them”
“Perhaps Vico’s action is more leaning towards respecting the Office, but not the holder of the Office. It’s courtesy after all. I hope it really works that way.”
“Y would you expect vico to be rude?Ano bang inaasahan niyo kay vico na reject the president? He’s a professional who lead the whole Pasig city ofcourse he has to pay respect to the president atleast. JUSMIYO people here do not know what profesionalism”
“We cant expect nor demand that @VicoSotto closes the gates of Pasig to d President. His personal stand & opinion against him should not stand in d way of getting support from d gov’t 4 d people of Pasig. I trust & is still confident that Vico knows what he is doing.”
“Vico pa din. Di naman niya kasalanan na this is the President that was appointed eh. He has to make do with the situation since our City cannot survive without National Funds, magka iba ang enabler sa pagiging hospitable and professional.”
“I don’t see anything wrong here. Some of these ppl are thinking and behaving like trolls/fanatics that they hate so much.”
“I don’t get the unnecessary heat Vico is getting from this. Do people want Pasig to be isolated or what? Most of the time, you only ever play the hand you’re dealt with diba?”
“can’t say it’s disappointing because no matter how he hates marcos family, he has to do his job it’s inevitable to make this event happen, they have the same industry. so stop spreading fake news that he’s an apologist. there is no proof that you can stand with your criticisms.”
“people complaining about this have little to no knowledge of how LGUs work and where they get their funding it’s almost like our system is broken that good merits and advocacies as a public official has a lot of limits, no?”
“Hindi sa pag aano, pero kailangan nating tanggapin na si Marcos ay ang opisyal na Pangulo at si Vico ay opisyal na Mayor ng Pasig, mukha at ama ng Pasig, parte ng trabaho nya ang magpakita ng propesyonalismo sa mga opisyal na ganap ng lungsod. Kailangan nating isipin na malaki”
Habang isinusulat ito, trending topic sa Twitter si Sotto at mayroon na itong 3,256 tweets.