Vico Sotto: We destroyed corrupt ‘syndicate’
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto hit the hustings at Pasig City Mega Market on Thursday, declaring that he was able to destroy during his term a “syndicate-like” system of corruption that he claimed to have hounded the city for decades.
“We destroyed that system [and] many got angry, but it’s OK,” he said, adding that what he was able to prove was that “it’s possible to lead and run a local government without corruption.”
The mayor of Metro Manila’s fourth richest city leads the Gising Pasig slate, which includes his running mate Robert Jaworksi Jr. and reelectionist Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo.
Last year, the mayor reported that when he started to implement reforms, the city government was able to save a total of P1.2 billion, which was later used for the supplemental special amelioration program amid the pandemic.
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