Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said that he would not spend much for his 2022 re-election campaign even though he would be branded as“kuripot” or stingy for as long as he is not stealing public funds.
“Hindi pa rin tayo gagastos ng malaki. Tandaan- ang gagastos ng malaki sa kampanya, ay malaki rin ang babawiin,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
“Okay lang tawagin akong kuripot, at least hindi magnanakaw,” he said.
Sotto first ran for Pasig City mayor in 2019 and defeated former Mayor Bobby Eusebio, whose family governed the city for almost 30 years.
Good morning! Una, maraming salamat sa mga nagpadama sa akin ng overwhelming support. Sinusubukan kong replyan ang bawat text mula nung filing.
Ngayong meron nang nagdeklara na tatakbo rin bilang mayor, konting paalala/pakiusap lang sa mga supporter. 6 na bagay po ito (thread)- https://t.co/BoW5ug54Yz
— Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) October 6, 2021
Sotto shared his stance on election spending as he reminded his supporters to avoid personal attacks against any candidate.
“Ngayong meron nang nagdeklara na tatakbo rin bilang mayor, konting paalala/pakiusap lang sa mga supporter,” the Mayor said added in his tweet.
“Iwasan natin ang ‘mudslinging.’ Kung tungkol sa trabaho o track record, sige pag-usapan natin. Dapat naman talagang suriin nang mabuti ang mga kandidato pero wag yung personalan o bastusan na,” he said.
Sotto also added that he will still continue his dedication as a “full-time mayor” even if the campaign period next year starts. Ronald Espartinez