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Vico Sotto snaps back at netizen after he is criticized for viral photo with Gretchen Ho

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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto on Wednesday decried as “fake news” a netizen’s comment about a viral photo of the mayor with a famous volleyball player.

“Simoun Rebolusyonaryo” slammed Sotto on Tuesday after a photo of the mayor watching the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games volleyball opening match with Gretchen Ho circulated online.

The netizen tweeted a photo of Sotto and Ho watching the Philippine women’s team battle Vietnam at the Philsports Arena in Pasig. He claimed the mayor was enjoying himself even as Pasig was dealing with Typhoon “Tisoy.”

“Kung bumabaha sa Pasig (If it’s raining in Pasig) at this very moment at kailangan ng agarang aksyon (swift action is needed), your Mayor is seen with a Ho! May good time si Yorme sa panahon ng bagyo (He’s having a good time during a storm)! #Duterte #HappyWithDu30 #SEAGames2019 #WeWinAsOne #PinakitangDilawan #LiberalHypocrisy,” the caption read.

“Lahat na lang ginagawang politika (They made everything about politics),” the Pasig mayor replied, saying people should not involve the municipality of Pasig in spreading fake news because during Typhoon “Tisoy,” there was no flood in Pasig.

“Wag nyo naman idamay ang pasig sa fake news dahil kahit nung kalakasan ng ulan nung 2pm hindi bumaha sa Pasig. Magandang makanuod ng laro sa Pasig ang mga opisyales ng Pasig,” Sotto said in a tweet.

(Don’t bring Pasig into this fake news because at the height of the storm at 2 p.m. there was no flood in Pasig. It’s great for Pasig officials to watch the games in Pasig.)

The Pasig Mayor also urged the public to support the Filipino athletes.

“Suportahan na lang natin lahat ang mga Atletang Pilipino, di ba (Let’s just support all Filipino athletes, right)?” he added.

Meanwhile, netizens are demanding an “explanation” from Ho and Sotto, after the photos of them went viral online, prompting speculations of something going on between them.

Sotto replied in a playful manner: “Mas gusto ko pang matulog (I’d rather sleep),” saying he has no time to spare for love, busy as he is with his job as mayor.

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