Vico Sotto warns of politicians with ‘sweet words, no solutions’
MANILA, Philippines — Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has warned of politicians who are good in charming people with sweet words but offer no solutions to difficult issues.
Sotto said this, after enumerating his experiences as city mayor in dealing with housing and land issues — issues that have persisted for decades across past Pasig City government administrations.
“Ang mga solusyon sa mga problemang ito ay mahirap, pinag-aaralan, at pinaghihirapan. Kung madali lang ang mga solusyon, hindi na sana umabot ng deka-dekada yung ibang mga problema,” said Sotto in a Facebook post recently.
(Solutions to these problems are difficult, analytical, and difficult. If the solutions were easy, the other problems would not have lasted for decades.)
“Kaya mag-ingat tayo sa mga politiko na kung magsalita ay napakatamis, pero kapag hinimay mo ang sinasabi ay halatang hindi naman talaga alam ang mga suliranin,” he added.
(So let us be careful of politicians who are very sweet when they speak, but when you break down what they say, they are really unaware of the problems.)
Some of the solutions Sotto said his administration was able to deliver during his term included the provision of electricity and water utilities for informal settlers who were relocated to Tanay, Rizal, as well as the enactment of the Pasig Housing Code Ordinance.
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