Mayor Vico not endorsing any presidential candidate

By Terence L. Ranis

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto denied Aksyon Demokratiko's statement that he was among those who approved in making presidential candidate Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso as the party's standard bearer in the 2022 elections.

(Mayor Vico Sotto/ Pasig City PIO/ FILE)

In an ABS-CBN interview, Sotto clarified that he does not want to be involved in national politics.

"We met with more than one candidate. But I asked them nicely, and they agreed that I would not be involved in national politics," he said.

Sotto said he would rather focus on the local government.

"Sabi ko sa kanila, hindi na muna ako mangingialam sa national politics kasi medyo matindi yung ginagawa natin dito sa local. And they said, ' Okay'. They agreed (I told them I will not meddle in national politics because what we are doing in the local government is quite challenging. And they said, 'Okay'. They agreed.)," he said.

Aksyon Demokratiko chairman Ernest Ramel Jr. said in a press conference on Monday, Feb. 14., that he was part of the panel that approved Domagoso as the party's presidential candidate.

"I hope people will understand," Sotto said, about his refusal to meddle in national politics.