Vico Sotto furious on ex-PBA player who cursed frontliners distributing aid

Vico Sotto furious
Vico Sotto was furious on an ex-PBA player who cursed frontliners distributing aid. (Image from Rappler)

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, on Tuesday, said an ex-PBA player cursed at the city’s frontliners distributing relief goods during the virus pandemic.

Sotto said in an aired Facebook live that the former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player was used to be his idol and was even a teammate of his brother-in-law Marc Pingris.

“Merong isang instance, taga-Greenpark. Siguro naliitan dun sa ano [pinapamigay]. Alam ko naman may kaya ‘yung tao na ‘yun, dating PBA player… Minura-mura ‘yung team leader natin, bakit daw ganun lang ‘yung pinamimigay,” he said.

(There’s one instance from Greenpark. Maybe he thought what we are giving is little. I know that person is well-off, a former PBA player. He hurled expletives at our team leader and questioned why they were giving only a few.)

“‘Yung sense of entitlement ng ibang tao, grabe talaga. Ito mga frontliners natin na nagpapagod, over beyond the call of duty tapos mumura-murahin ng taong ‘yun? Nagpipigil lang ako, gusto ko banggitin ‘yung pangalan niya eh,” he also said.

(The sense of self-entitlement of other people was too much. These are our frontliners who work tirelessly, beyond the call of duty, and he will just cruse them? I’m just holding back. I want to mention his name.)

The young mayor said Pasig city’s personnel went to the subdivision after the homeowners’ association said the residents there also needed aid.

“Kaya din galit na galit ako sa mga… ‘yun nga, yung nabanggit ko kanina [That’s why I am furious about what I mentioned earlier],” he said.

Mayor Vico then called on Pasig City residents to appreciate local government workers who are distributing financial aid and relief goods. He also urged to report their negative feedback properly.

“‘Yung mga programa naman, hindi naman sila ang dagdesign nun. Kung may reklamo kayo pwede nyo naman sabihin sa maayos na paraan. Hindi nyo kailangan magalit sa kanila,” said Sotto.

(They do not design our programs. If you have complaints, you can nicely tell them. You don’t need to get angry at them.)

Pasig City earlier covered the families who were not included in the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP).