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Residents seeking jobs or planning to start small businesses may avail of loans from the city government at no interest if they pay within two years, says Mayor Vico Sotto
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto began his term by cleaning up the local government’s procurement process and auditing its assets. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the city had money to help every household, and then some.
The Pasig mayor announces savings worth P414.7 million after cleansing the city government’s bidding process for project contracts
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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto warns local businesses to follow health protocols or risk temporary closure
'Bigyan natin sila ng seguridad. Ilayo natin sila sa politika,' says the Pasig mayor
'Don't give up school. Just enroll. You won't have to spend extra,' Sotto urges students as schools shift to distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic
'Papunta na po akong opis ngayon. Kung may binabalak kayo, itigil 'nyo na 'yan!' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
(UPDATED) On World Bicycle Day, the Pasig mayor says it is the right time to push for reforms in Metro Manila’s transport system
Sotto says biking is good for physical distancing as he reminds his constituents that the general community quarantine does not change the precautionary measures government has been implementing against COVID-19
With help from Project ARK, the Pasig local government runs rapid antibody tests on 10% of residents in the barangay that has the highest ratio of coronavirus cases in the city
The Pasig mayor says whether or not physical classes resume, the city is 'identifying funds' for personal learning devices for public school students
The Pasig City government's official feedback page on Facebook says the quote is 'fake news'
The PandaTODA partnership agreement will give jobs to at least 500 Pasig City tricycle drivers
The Department of Health inspects the facility on Monday, May 11. The Pasig Public Information Office says that the city government 'expedited this project for a most cost-effective management of the dead'.
'Yung sense of entitlement ng ibang tao, grabe talaga,' says the Pasig mayor as he explains why the well-off are not the priority in distributing the city's supplemental emergency subsidy
'But we will not be complacent. We’ve seen what happened in other countries where the number of cases spiked again. We just keep fighting,' says the Pasig mayor.
Residents from 10 barangays a day will be allowed to go to establishments twice a week to buy what they need. A dry run will begin on Thursday, April 30.
The Pasig mayor admits it’s been difficult to get people to stay home in some parts of the city, and if the military can make people take the lockdown more seriously, then why not?
Adopting a similar ordinance from the City of Manila, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto says people who harass suspected or confirmed coronavirus patients, health workers, and other frontliners will be punished
Sotto did not say the quote attributed to his April 12 Facebook live video
'Gumagawa ang pamahalaan ng paraan para makatulong, tapos may manloloko at mananamantala pa?' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
There’s not enough time or data on hand to identify who are actually needy, so all the city’s residents not on the DSWD emergency subsidy list will receive P8,000, says the Pasig mayor
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto vows to give cash assistance to families who were cut from the Department of Social Welfare and Development's list of beneficiaries
Mayor Vico Sotto says that the city government will strictly follow Department of Health (DOH) protocols for cremation
Totoong may 'failure of execution' pero bago 'yan ay may 'failure of comprehension' din
Vice President Leni Robredo says the NBI going after Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and President Rodrigo Duterte's rants vs lawyer Chel Diokno send the wrong message to the public
'Wala akong pakialam sa operasyon ng NBI, kung ano gusto nila,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
The actions being taken by the government to suppress dissenters are unconstitutional
'The DOJ will monitor and provide such guidance as may be requested,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
'It’s a useless political distraction,' says DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya of the NBI summons against the Pasig mayor
The Pasig mayor says there should be 'good interaction' between local governments and the national government during a time of crisis
'We have an urgent task at hand, and distractions such as this doesn’t help,' says Senator Joel Villanueva
'Wala po masyadong sense,' the Pasig mayor says of the NBI seeking an explanation for his alleged violation of a law that did not yet exist at the time
This is the second time that Filipinos online rallied behind the neophyte mayor using the same hashtag
'We complied with all directives. Hindi po illegal magbigay ng opinyon. At alam kaya nila na March 24 naging batas ang Bayanihan Act?' says the Pasig mayor
Patients may book free e-trike rides to hospitals two days before their medical appointment
Valenzuela uses e-trikes instead of trucks for its narrow roads
Drivers of jeepneys, tricycles, and UV Express vans in Pasig City will each receive P3,000 from the local government
The figure is up from Monday's tally of 14 confirmed cases of the virus in the city
The city government deploys 5 roving stores every morning to encourage people to stay home and away from public places like the Pasig Mega Market
Pasig City is rationing 400,000 bags of rice and canned meat among its poor communities, says Mayor Vico Sotto
'Maraming salamat sa walang patid na tulong at suporta,' says the actress
For making his point before the national government, Vico Sotto is hailed by many as a good leader. In getting a ‘no’ and complying with it, the Pasig Mayor shows he is a good follower.
Manila's e-trikes were specifically hired to ferry health workers and were not ordinary tricycles that take on passengers, says the interior secretary
'Our enemy is the novel coronavirus, not one another,' says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles as he reiterated the President's order to strictly follow the national government's lockdown guidelines
Dahil sa bansang itong sanay na sa kapalpakan, parang sugo mula sa kaitaasan ang marunong mamahala at tumugon agad sa pangangailangan
'There is only one republic here, the Republic of the Philippines, and therefore, you should abide by the directives of the national government,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) 'Strict supervised 14-day quarantines of PUMs and PUIs with mild to moderate symptoms is one way we can minimize the community risk,' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto
'Vico Sotto is on the ground in Pasig. He knows what people need,' says one netizen