Sotto gets support of Cebu 7th District mayors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Presidential candidate, Senate President Vicente Sotto III, has received the support of mayors of Cebu’s 7th District who are mostly members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC). Seven municipal mayors including Dumanjug…

The guns of 1924

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 04/29/2022

The late Aquilino Pimentel Jr. once related how he accompanied a group of Mindanao warlords to Malacañang for a symbolic surrender to the government through then President Corazon Aquino. When media was called in for the photo-op,…

Sotto promises aid to CNU, VSMMC for rehab of damage caused by Odette

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Presidential candidate, incumbent Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, said he would find ways to help the Cebu Normal University (CNU) and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMCC) for the cost of…

Sotto on mandatory vaxx: Senate can’t violate human rights

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto thumbed down the call of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, for legislators to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory. Sotto, who is in Cebu for his vice presidential campaign trail,…

Lacson-Sotto tandem to be in Cebu on April 6-7 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Presidential and Vice tandem of Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, will be coming to Cebu in April 6-7 for their campaign tour.  Sotto confirmed their schedule to the…

Pulse Asia survey: Sara Duterte is top choice for VP

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 02/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has topped a voter preference survey conducted by Pulse Asia for the vice presidential race with Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto placing second. Pulse Asia, in a survey conducted…

Warning: Lacson

John Nery - @jnery_newsstand 08/10/2021

  Sen. Ping Lacson ran for president in 2004, and lost badly. He received about 3.5 million votes, some 10 percent of all votes cast, placing a distant third. In the eyes of some, he cost movie…

Senators back ABS-CBN franchise revival

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 01/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines— Several senators rallied behind a bill reviving the franchise of ABS-CBN with the head of the committee on public services promising to give “utmost priority” once it is referred to the panel. No less than…

Robredo, Go, Ramon Ang among names Filipinos eyeing to run as president for 2022 — research firm

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 12/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go and businessman Ramon Ang are some of the big names Filipinos are eyeing to run as President Rodrigo Duterte’s successor in the 2022 national polls, according…

Citing PH medal haul, Sotto nixes probe of SEA Games deal

DJ Yap - Reporter / @deejayapINQ 11/14/2020

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Friday thumbed down Sen. Risa Hontiveros’ call for a full-blown investigation of alleged irregularities in the construction of sports facilities for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games which was hosted by…

‘Even God said rest on 7th day’: Sotto, Gordon defend Duterte’s absence in Rolly briefing

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 11/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Richard Gordon on Monday defended President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter received flak for his absence during the government’s first briefing on its response to Typhoon Rolly.…

Report may change President’s mind about keeping Duque – Sotto

Marlon Ramos - Reporter / @MRamosINQ 09/07/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte might change his mind about keeping Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in his Cabinet once he finished reading the Senate report on the multibillion-peso fraud that nearly crippled Philippine Health…

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