LOOK: Mayors of Pasig, Taguig, Muntinlupa sworn into office

Re-elected chief executive Victor “Vico” Sotto took his oath as the Mayor of Pasig city at the Ynares Sports Center in Barangay Ugong. (Photo from Pasig PIO)

MANILA, Philippines — Incoming mayors of Metro Manila cities Pasig, Taguig, and Muntinlupa were sworn into office on Thursday, together with other local officials.

In the city of Pasig, re-elected chief executive Victor “Vico” Sotto took his oath as the Mayor of the city at the Ynares Sports Center in Barangay Ugong.

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In his inaugural address, Sotto thanked his constituents, family, and supporters who he said helped him implement changes to the city he led.

“Hindi tayo nagpatinag, maaaring ako ang naging mukha ng pagbabago, maaaring ako ngayon ang namumuno bilang alkalde ninyo, pero ang totoo niyan ay hindi ko po ito kinaya kung ako lang po mag-isa,” Sotto said.

(We did not back down, I may have been the face of change, I may now be in charge as your mayor, but the truth is that I couldn’t have handled it if I was alone.)

He then said that he is confident that with the other newly-elected officials, the next three years will be even better than the last.

“Dahil sa mga kasama natin, kung ano nagawa natin ay mas mahihigitan pa natin sa susunod na tatlong taon,” he said in his speech.

(Because of those with us, what we have accomplished will be even greater in the next three years)

Vice Mayor Robert “Dodot” Jaworski Jr., Rep. Roman Romulo, and elected city councilors were also sworn into office during the same event.