On Wednesday, June 17, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto celebrated his 31st birthday by working. He warned anyone to refrain from organizing a surprise party for him. Parties are mass gatherings, after all, and are prohibited under general community quarantine due to COVID-19.
But his mom, actress Coney Reyes, marked his son's birthday by sharing his baby photos on her Instagram. She didn't violate any rules her son set, but it was still a party of sorts. It was "pangpa-happy birthday photos, not just for Vico but for all his followers. It was cuteness overload.
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"I will always be here praying for you, helping you in any and every way I can. I love you so much, son! I praise and thank God for you every day," read Mommy Coney's birthday message to his son. She also quoted psalm from the Bible, asking God to grant Vico all his requests and desires of his heart and make all his plans succeed.
Vico thanked everyone who greeted him on his birthday. "Sa mga nagtatanong kung ano ang gusto kong regalo, bumili na lang po kayo ng grocery food pack at ipamigay sa nangangailangan," he said. They can also drop off the food packs in his office for distribution.
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The Pasig City mayor ended his birthday by signing the regularization paper of 100 city hall employees who have been working as contractual employees for more than 20 years. He also announced that Pasig City has raised Php1.2 billion for students' tablets and laptops.