By Deighton Acuin

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Senator Bong Revilla Jr. joined his fellow senators on Monday in congratulating Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto after being recognized by the United States Department of State as one of the world’s “Anti-Corruption Champions.”

In his manifestation, Revilla said he was reminded of one of the national heroes, Jose Rizal, when Sotto was cited by U.S. State Department for his efforts in his locality.

“Ipagpatuloy mo ang ‘yong magandang nasimulan, you truly embody what our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal has said: ‘Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan.’ Thank you for being such an inspiration,” Revilla said.

“I’m sure your father, Vic Sotto, si ‘Enteng Kabisote’, masayang-masaya ‘yon at syempre ang iyong nanay Ate Coney [Reyes]. Of course, your Tito ‘Tito’, our Senate President na isa magandang ring ehemplo na katulad mo,” Revilla added.

“Again, Vico, congratulations. Keep up the good work. Nasa likuran mo kami,” Revilla told the Pasig City mayor.

The Senate also approved Resolutions 659 and 660, which filed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senators Panfilo Lacson and Lito Lapid, recognizing Vico Sotto’s achievements.

A former actor, Revilla worked with Sotto’s father, actor and comedian Vic Sotto in the fantasy movie “Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote” in 2010, which was based on their respective film franchises, “Agimat” and “Enteng Kabisote”. The movie was followed by a sequel in 2012.

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