Vico Sotto On His Viral 'Girlfriend' Statement: 'We should stop treating our government officials like showbiz personalities'

Well said, Mayor. Well said!
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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto recently revealed that he's never had a girlfriend and even joked in an interview: "Tumatanggap naman ako ng aplikante." He also listed the qualities he's looking for in a partner: "Gusto ko sana yung matalino, may itsura naman, wala namang special talaga. More than matalinogusto ko sana same wavelength kamilalo na sa topic ng governance.”

Filipino women were—half-jokingly—quick to volunteer! Some even went as far as making their resumes and curriculum vitae to actually *apply for the position*. Check out these fun, informative versions by Anna Sagao and Hettianne Gamel, which include their "strengths," "objectives," and even "references!"   

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Now, we can all agree that what Mayor Vico said was really just a fun, light statement for everyone—a post that we can share and tag our single friends in. However, the 30-year-old government official recently pointed out that his joke shouldn't have become a "newsworthy" and viral topic at all! 

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He took to Twitter on August 25, 2019, saying, "I made this joke during an interview to change the topic. It is definitely not newsworthy. If I knew it would get this much attention I just wouldn't have answered. If we want better governance, we should stop treating our government officials like showbiz personalities.

Vico us currently busy working on improving Pasig's traffic situation and monitoring the recent tropical depression

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Got this, Mayor Vico! Don't worry, we can use our resumes for ~other applications~.

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