Vico Sotto urges public: Stop comparing COVID-19 response of mayors


Posted at Apr 15 2020 10:25 AM

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The public should refrain from pitting local chief executives against each other as they scramble to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said Wednesday. 

The initiatives of some mayors might just have gone unnoticed, said the 30-year-old Sotto, who earlier drew praise for the swift distribution of food packs and innovative measures to halt the disease's spread like the use of drones for disinfection. 

"Sana 'wag na pong ikumpara, lalo na po iyong negatibong comparison ng mga mayor. Hindi po panahon para sa ganyan. Dapat nagtutulungan tayo," he told DZMM. 

(I wish mayors will not be compared against each other, especially negatively. This is not the time for that. We should be helping each other.)

Sotto said he had copied the best practices of neighboring cities like Quezon City's coronavirus test booths. 

DZMM, April 15, 2020