Gatchalian thanked Mayor Vico Sotto for the idea while noting that his team made minor adjustments to the original plans.
‘We tweaked it a little lang to adjust to our terrain na small roads, but the overall concept is the same. Thanks for your concept!’
@VicoSotto we're rolling it out na. Thanks for your idea!!! We tweaked it a little lang just to adjust to our terrain na small roads…but the over all concept is the same…thanks for your concept!!! pic.twitter.com/8yodQyFxNO
— Rex (@rex_gatchalian) March 28, 2020
As for Vico, he was more than happy to see the new project and adds that he too, takes inspiration from a few of Valenzuela’s policies.
‘Solid ‘to! I will show the team who designed ours.. it will be a big morale booster for them!’
‘We continue to copy a number of your best practices as well. Pati yung sa distribusyon ng goods, natututo kami sa inyo.’ #KopyahanNaTo!
Solid 'to! I will show the team who designed ours.. it will be a big morale booster for them!!
We continue to copy a number of your best practices as well. Pati yung sa distribusyon ng goods, natututo kami sa inyo. #KopyahanNaTo!
— Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) March 28, 2020
The hashtag #KopyahanNaTo was first popularized by Gatchalian after he was asked if he would be open to adapting ‘Mobile Palengke’, which aims to lessen crowds at Pasig’s markets.
The mayor confirmed that he does, tweeting ‘Kopyahan Na eto! Wala naman tayo sa school eh… in this case, copying is allowed I think’.
Plano nga natin gayahin sila sa pasig sa pamumuno ni mayor @VicoSotto
Kopyahan na eto!!! Wala naman tayo sa school eh…in this case copying is allowed i think.
— Rex (@rex_gatchalian) March 24, 2020
In the midst of the government’s lethargic responses to the COVID-19 crisis, the brewing bromance between the two, along with their own individual initiatives, has been praised on social.
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