Vico with his parents Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes when he filed his COC (Certificate Of Candidacy) for the mayoralty race in Pasig City. ‘I am a good mix of both my parents,’ he says, ‘although a lot of my personality comes from my dad. I grew up with my mom and she made sure to teach me how to love and fear God.’
Vico Sotto reacts to Vic Sotto’s statement on ‘biko’ being banned in Pasig during campaign
Jan Milo Severo ( - May 15, 2019 - 9:51pm

MANILA, Philippines — Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto has spoken up on the assertion of his father, Vic Sotto, that the sale of “biko” or rice cakes was prohibited in the city during the campaign period. 

Replying to the Twitter account of ABS-CBN News, Vico said he is not sure if it was really prohibited to sell “biko,” or people were just afraid to sell them, but he encountered a vendor hiding her “biko.”  

“Nung nasa palengke ako nung kampanya, may lumapit sa’kin, pakyawin ko daw biko niya. Sabi ko, ‘Ate wala ka naman dalang biko, sapin-sapin yan eh!’ Yun pala nasa ilalim ng bilao, quiet lang daw. So hindi ko alam kung bawal talaga o natatakot sila. Pero ayun,” Vico wrote. 

In an interview with ABS-CBN, Vic said that the Pasig City government prohibited the sale of “biko” in the city. 

"Alam mo pinagbawal ang pagbenta ng biko? Ganoon ka-petty. Akala ko joke lang eh, hindi, totoo pala," Vic told ABS-CBN News showbiz reporter Mario Dumawal. 

"Sabi ko nga eh, 'Pag-upo ni Vico, makakain na ulit ng biko, puwede na ulit magbenta ng biko sa Pasig,” he added. 

The Pasig City Public Information, however, through Officer Catherine Ciubal, denied that the local government prohibits the sale of “biko.” 

Through his recent win, Vico ended the almost three decades of governance of the Eusebios in the city.

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