“‘Di ko pera ito”: Mayor Vico reminds scholars to thank taxpayers, not politicians

  • Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto reminded the city’s scholars that they should not feel indebted to politicians
  • While he appreciates the gratitude, he said the scholarships are from the taxpayers’ money
  • The mayor said it is enough that the scholars study hard and that the local government is proud of them

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto reminds scholars that they are not indebted to anyone, especially to politicians.

Image by Pasig PIO via Facebook

On Twitter, Mayor Vico shared a few highlights of his “Night with the scholars,” or the Pasig City Scholars’ General Assembly. He noted that they now have over 18,200 scholars and began their pilot program for 50 Art and Design scholars. He also gave updates on the scholars’ cash cards.

Mayor Vico noted how they agreed to give the scholars “relaxed rules this semester” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also gave motivating messages to the scholars; greeting them for their achievement. More importantly, Mayor Vico reminded the scholars that they should not thank him for the scholarship program because it is taxpayers’ money.

Mayor Vico wrote, “Mabuhay ang mga iskolar ng Pasig! Laging tandaan na wala tayong utang na loob kahit kanino (lalo na sa politiko) dahil pera ito ng taumbayan.”

And while he appreciates the gratitude, Mayor Vico said it is not his money. He said it is enough that the scholars study hard instead.

“Laging tandaan na wala kayong utang na loob kahit kanino (lalo na sa politiko) dahil pera ito ng taumbayan. Naa-appreciate ko naman kapag may nagpapasalamat sa akin pero naiilang ako dahil ‘di ko pera to,” he said.

Image by Mayor Vico Sotto via Twitter

“Mag-aral lang kayo nang mabuti, sulit na ang investment ng Pasig sa inyo,” Mayor Vico continued.

Recently, Mayor Vico shared how they were able to make a new record number with 18,000 scholars. The previous school year there were 13,000 students under the Pasig City Scholarship Program.