Senators on Monday teased Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on his lovelife as they adopted a resolution honoring him for being named among international anti-corruption champions.
Mayor Vico was present in the Senate plenary hall when the chamber approved Senate Bill 660, initially co-authored by Senator Panfilo Lacson and his uncle, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, commending him for his anti-corruption activities and policies in Pasig City.
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said that while Mayor Vico is busy serving his constituents, he still should not forget his private life, let alone his lovelife.
"Honest to goodness public service sometimes can be a deep passion to many servants like us, that we are sometimes too engrossed in it, with our devotion to serve the people, na minsan nakakalimutan natin ang ating private life," he said.
"Kaya ang payo ko kay Mayor Vico, huwag niyang kalimutan ang private life lalong lalo na ang kaniyang lovelife," he added.
Zubiri admitted that he got married at an older age because of his devotion to public service.
He even joked: "Baka gusto niya (Mayor Vico) i-idolize ang ating pambansang bachelor ng Senado, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian," drawing laughter from other senators.
Senate President Sotto, responding to Zubiri's advice to Mayor Vico, said that it seems that there are many suitors for the young mayor.
"He's got a long way to go. But I understand there are many applicants," he said.
Mayor Vico has long evaded questions about his lovelife, even joking back in 2019 that he would impose fines on anyone who would ask about it.
"Ang magtanong ng, 'eh ikaw kailan ka ikakasal?' Magmumulta ng 500 pesos," he said in a tweet as he officiated a mass wedding in Pasig City. —MGP, GMA News