Twitter netizens are shipping Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and TV host-athlete Gretchen Ho after they were spotted sitting next to each other at a Southeast Asian (SEA) Games event yesterday, December 3. They were watching the Philippines-Vietnam women’s volleyball match at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig, a thrilling game that Vietnam won in the end.
Neither has reacted to the tweets about them, but one thing we know for sure is that they weren’t sitting next to each other the whole time. Vico tweeted photos with Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, a SEA games gold medalist for fencing, and basketball legend Yoyong Martirez.
Vico was happy to have had the chance to watch the game.
In May, he said he’d rather sleep than have a love life. "Wala talagang time. ‘Pag may free time ako, mas gusto ko pang matulog or magpahinga na lang. Tingnan na lang natin—Diyos na ang bahala kung paano mangyayari. Siyempre eventually, gusto mo rin naman 'di ba? But for now, focus-focus muna.”
In August, he repeated his sentiments in an interview and joked, “Tumatanggap naman ako ng aplikante.” A few days later, he said he only made the joke to change the topic. “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.”
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