MANILA – Celebrities required to social media to express their assistance for Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) claimed it introduced an examination on Sotto’s claimed infraction of the newly-enacted Bayanihan to Heal As One Act.
Among those that expressed support for Sotto are Bianca Gonzales, Angel Locsin, Zsa Padilla, Janine Gutierrez, Jodi Sta. Maria, Kim Chiu, Angelica Panganiban and Donny Pangilinan, amongst others.
Bela Padilla additionally called on close friends Chiu as well as Panganiban to shield Sotto.
Allow the functioning mayor do his work for his individuals, it was noticeable he just desired what is best for his components. #ProtectVicoSotto
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca)
Wala silang mapag initan. Si mayor vico talaga? Kung sino may natutulong at maayos na sistema, siya kakasuhan? HANEP! Eh nasan na yung nagkalat ng virus sa makati med? Far kasi yun palang nagagawa niya. Ikalat ang virus. Mapapamura ka na lang pala talaga.
— Angelica Panganiban (@angelica_114)
Hindi ako nag mamarunong sa batas, pero sa opinyon ko, si Koko ang dapat ipatawag at hindi si Vico
— Angel Locsin (@ 143redangel)
With you completely brother. #ProtectVico https://t.co/LVSNJOr3xX
— Donny (@donnypangilinan)
Si Vico Sotto talaga?! Bakit NBI? Ano meron? Eh yung iba? Nakakapanghina na minsan yung mga desisyon nyo.
— Jodi Sta.Maria (@JodiStaMaria)
Sotto was asked to describe by the NBI why he must not be charged for supposedly breaching the Bayanihan legislation, which was established amid a month-long lockdown of Luzon to avoid the more spread of the infectious infection.
The NBI mentioned Area 6A of the Bayanihan To Recover As One Act, which punishes “LGU officials disobeying nationwide government policies or directives in enforcing quarantines.”
Charges consist of imprisonment of 2 months or a penalty of not much less than P10,000 but not even more than P1 million or both as guided by court.
The Pasig mayor was understood to have captured the attention of the national government after he declined banning tricycles in Pasig in spite of the government’s directive to suspend all mass transit in Luzon under lockdown guidelines.
The hashtag #ProtectVico continues to be on the top spot of worldwide trending subjects on Twitter as netizens object the NBI’s act.