Vico Sotto on Eusebio’s plan to protest: ‘Nakakatawa’
MANILA, Philippines — “Medyo nakakatawa naman.”
This was Pasig City mayor-elect Vico Sotto’s reaction to outgoing Mayor Robert “Bobby” Eusebio’s plan to protest the election’s outcome.
“Sila ‘yung incumbent. They had custody of the ballots and the ballot boxes,” Sotto said Monday over an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.
Sotto said he wished it was not true, but added that Eusebio had a right to file a protest.
“I hope it’s not true. I hope mainit lang ulo niya when he said that. But if he does push through with it, siya naman ang mapapahiya hindi kami. It’s his right. He can do it if he wants,” he said.
However, Sotto said it was time to move on as he expressed willingness to work with the outgoing mayor.
“It’s time for us to move forward. I’m willing to work with him so that we can have a smooth transition,” he said.
Eusebio reportedly said he would mull a protest regarding the elections’ outcome.
“Gusto kong iparating sa aking supporters na hindi ko tinatanggap ang resulta,” Eusebio said. “Kami ay maglalatag ng protesta laban sa pangyayari dito sa Pasig.”
City Board of Canvassers (CBOC) proclaimed Sotto as the new Pasig City mayor last Tuesday after garnering 209,370 votes. Eusebio got 121,556. (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)