MANILA, Philippines – Victor Ma Regis N. Sotto is out to prove something. “Vico,” as he’s more popularly known, is a first-term city councilor in Pasig City and is now setting his sights on a much-higher post for 2019: mayor.
He’s both a new and old name in the world of Philippine show business and politics. He is the son of popular celebrities Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes, the nephew of Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and cousin to Quezon City vice mayor candidate Gian Sotto. He also counts the late senator Vicente Y. Sotto as his great-grandfather.
Still, if his pronouncements are any indication, the youngest Sotto in public office seems to be carving a path all his own.
Rappler talks to the first-time politician about his candidacy, lessons from his first stint as a councilor, why freedom of information matters, and what kind of leaders are needed in both local and national posts.
Catch the interview live on Monday, October 22, on this page or the Rappler Facebook page. – Rappler.com
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