Eusebio decries election fraud vs. Vico Sotto in Pasig City

Marje Pelayo   •   May 14, 2019   •   12965

Outgoing Mayor Bobby Eusebio (left) and Mayor-elect Vico Sotto (right)
Photo: Bobby Eusebio Facebook | Froilan Calces/UNTV

PASIG CITY, Philippines – Losing candidate Bobby Eusebio refused to yield to Vico Sotto in the city’s mayoralty race.

Eusebio, who belonged to the ruling clan that dominated the city for 27 years, accused their opponent of manipulating the election.

Minutes after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed Sotto as the new mayor, Eusebio addressed his supporters inside the Pasig City Sports Center on Tuesday afternoon (May 14) to air his opposition to the poll results.

“Gusto kong iparating sa aking mga supporters din na hindi ko tinatanggap ang resulta,” the embattled reelectionist said.

Eusebio, joined by his wife Maribel, said he will file a case of election fraud against the camp of Sotto.

“Kami ay maglalatag ng protesta laban sa pangyayari dito sa Pasig. Gusto namin maging malinaw, kasi alam ng tao kung sino ang ibinoto (nila). Kung sino ang nanalo,” he said.

“Iyan ay mapapatunayan natin sa ating ipapa-file na election fraud na protesta dahil gusto nating marinig ang boses talaga ng tao at hindi ng makina. Kung sino ang nagwagi dito sa syudad bilang alkalde at bilang representante ng Pasig,” he added.

“Hindi kami naniniwala sa resulta ng eleksyon. Hindi nakita kung sino talaga ang totoong ibinoto ng kalakhang botante sa Pasig City dahil sa mga defective na mga PCOS. Nagkaroon ng dayaan sa paggamit ng mga PCOS machine,” former mayor Maribel accused.

Earlier today on his social media account, Sotto questioned the Comelec why “no one is able to tell us what the reason for the delay (of the proclamation) is” despite their lead of more than 50% of votes.

It was only around 3:30 in the afternoon that Sotto and his party mate Congressman-elect Roman Romulo were proclaimed.

Nevertheless, the new mayor thanked his supporters for the overwhelming support as he promised the Pasigueños of a new kind of governance in the city.

“Sa lahat ng mga Pasigueño, sa lahat ng mga sumuporta sa laban na ito, maraming maraming salamat,” the millenial mayor said.

“Kahit ang mga hindi sumuporta, basta moving forward, ay magtulungan po tayo para sa kinabukasan ng ating mahal na lungsod,” he concluded.

Sotto’s camp is yet to respond to Eusebio’s plan to file an election protest. – Marje Pelayo

Pasig City launches free COVID-19 antibody testing for Pasigueños

Marje Pelayo   •   August 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Pasig City has launched its free antibody testing for Pasigueños to immediately address potential cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to Mayor Vico Sotto, a total of 300 slots will be opened to Pasig constituents under the Enhanced Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA) test that will kickstart on Friday (August 14).

The Mayor, however, stressed that Pasig residents need to reserve a slot before proceeding to the testing center as they will not accommodate walk-ins and also to maintain physical distance.

The program is on a first come, first served basis. 

Those interested should first call the testing center hotline 0928-2911716 or 0928-2911717.

Sotto said if the launching on Friday goes smoothly, the city government may conduct such on a regular basis. 

Pasig River ferry service resumes operation for frontline workers

Marje Pelayo   •   August 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Pasig City has resumed its river ferry service in routes within the city.

The effort aims to assist in the transport of healthcare workers and government frontline service providers to their places of work. 

Strict health and safety protocols are still enforced in the facility which include limited trips and passenger seating capacity. 

Physical distancing and the ‘no mask, no entry’ policies are strictly imposed at the station and inside the ferry. 

As required by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, only passengers aged 21 to 59 years old are allowed in the ferry. 

To check trip schedules, visit Pasig City PIO’s official Facebook page.

Magandang balita para sa mga healthcare workers at government frontline service providers! Ngayong MECQ ay binuksang…

Posted by Pasig City Public Information Office on Monday, 10 August 2020

Pasig City temporarily closes 4 health centers after staffers contract COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   July 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Pasig City has closed four of its health centers after several staff contracted coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to Mayor Vico Sotto, the four facilities include: 

  • Manggahan Super Health Center
  • Caniogan Helath Center
  • Napico Health Center
  • Maybunga Floodway Health Center

Sotto added that health workers at Caniogan Health Center are still under quarantine while waiting for the result of their COVID-19 tests. 

The mayor also asked his constituents to approach the city’s operation center for inquiry and assistance.

He assured them that the city government is doing its best to further expand the health centers’ operational capacity.

To date, the city has recorded over 1600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 111 deaths and 741 recoveries.

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