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Vico Sotto: Vote-buyers will recoup cash as soon as elected

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto

Pasig Metropolis Mayor Vico Sotto. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines — Pasig Metropolis Mayor Vico Sotto warned voters on Friday that vote-buying candidates would wish to recoup the cash they spend on assuming workplace.

The primary-time mayor made this warning after a lady instructed him that some candidates had been giving money to voters.

‘I used to be about to board a automobile when somebody held my arm. “Mayor Vico!” the lady instructed me. “They gave cash right here yesterday. However don’t fear, we already know what they need. They’ll reimburse that cash later,” Sotto stated in a Fb publish written in Filipino on Friday.

Sotto is puzzled at the place candidates get funds to purchase votes.

For instance, if the candidate spends P300 for every of 1,000 voters daily for 200 days, the candidate would find yourself spending a complete of P60 million, in accordance with the mayor.

“Proper there, they’re most likely spending greater than 60 MILLION PESOS?? Let me verify the Forbes record once more. Are they billionaires… Or are they being funded by individuals who miss the previous system of mounted bidding and corruption at metropolis corridor?” Sotto stated in the identical publish.

“The reality hurts, however it’s the fact: THOSE WHO SPEND BIG DURING A CAMPAIGN WILL HAVE TO RECOUP A BIGGER AMOUNT,” he added.

Sotto famous that the Pasig Metropolis authorities unit has “already began to interrupt this cycle.”

“Let’s transfer to a model new politics. We is not going to spend a lot, but when we win, we are going to use the fund of the LGU in full for the folks,” Sotto stated.


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