#ProtectVico trends on Twitter as netizens rally around mayor

Mar 19, 2020

SINCE the imposition of community lockdown, Mayor Vico has been implementing a few “slam-dunk moves” , as SPIN.ph labeled them, to help out Pasigueños in this time of pandemic.

Today, netizens are rallying around the city mayor against perceived attacks and criticism.

User @fitz_gerald47 even listed down these personalities who’ve volleyed criticism against Sotto’s actions. The list includes broadcaster Noli de Castro, cabinet secretary Karlo Nograles, and OWWA deputy executive director Mocha Uson.

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Many of the memes referenced that scene from the 2013 flick Four Sisters and a Wedding, where Angel Locsin dragged Mocha Uson to the floor and out of a restaurant.

Sotto’s mother Coney Reyes also starred in the film.

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Other netizens referenced pop culture.

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SPIN.ph even got dragged into the fray when a user took issue with our caption.

For one enterprising user, there’s merch, with the tagline “Virus Ka Lang, Mayor Ako.”

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Much of the official (that is, national government) criticism against Vico stemmed from his use of tricycles and other non-four-wheeled means to transport medical frontliners. Many users rose to his defense:

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One tweet screencapped what appears to be the mayor’s reply to a Facebook post on just ignoring the “trolls” and focusing on the job at hand.

A good lesson for all of us.

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