Robredo to the rescue: VP offers to help Vico Sotto lead
Vice President Leni Robredo has offered to help Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto learn about best practices in local governance.
In an interview in Naga City Saturday (May 25), Robredo said she and other officials of her hometown are ready to assist Sotto in the task of leading Pasig City.
She noted that the people who helped her late husband, Jesse Robredo, when he was still Naga City’s mayor are still around and can help the young politiko.
Sotto looked up to Naga City as an example of good governance when he was taking up his master’s degree in public administration at the Ateneo De Manila School of Government.
“Nagvo-volunteer kami kung mayroon siyang mga kailangan na tulong from us, para matuto sa lessons na pinagdaanan. Kasi dito sa Naga, hindi naman naging madali iyong journey. Marami ding mga hits and misses. Siguro magbe-benefit siya from the experience,” Robredo said.
The Vice President lauded Sotto for his desire to lead Pasig City without corruption. She urged the 29-year-old mayor to “stay the course” amid the challenges he will face in his new job.
“Sana mag-stay lang ng course. Maraming temptations, maraming shortcuts na dadating, na, parang, dadaanan niya. Pero sana, parang—sana iyong focus parating nandiyan. Nandito lang naman kami,” Robredo said.