Grocery store, event venue: Vico Sotto’s odd profile labels on Facebook, Twitter

August 4, 2023 - 6:52 PM
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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto in this photo from his Instagram on May 10, 2022 (vicosotto/Instagram)

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto has been humoring the public with unusual profile labels on social media.

It was noticed by some online Filipinos as early as last year.

A look at the city chief’s Instagram account yields the label “Grocery Store” below his name.

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Screengrab of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto’s Instagram account as of Aug. 4, 2023 (Screengrab by Interaksyon from vicosotto/Instagram)

Some social media users noticed the change as early as May 2022.

It earned so much buzz that it was reported by some news outlets like The Philippine STAR and

The odd profile label on Instagram has been leaving people in wonder as recently as last March.

“HAHAHAHHA GROCERY STORE @VicoSotto, ano tinda mo, sir,” a Pinoy on Twitter quipped.

Sotto’s account in the text-based social media platform is not exempt from the unusual label.

The city chief labels himself as an “event venue” on Twitter.

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Screengrab of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto’s Twitter account as of Aug. 4, 2023 (Screengrab by Interaksyon from VicoSotto/Instagram)

This was noticed by some social media users as early as September 2022.

It continues to be a mystery to Filipinos as recently as last month.

Sotto has not yet divulged his reasons for labeling his social media profiles as such, but he is widely known for his humor online.

Last month, the mayor commented that the certificate folder of their city graduates appeared to look like laptops.

His remark earned laughs from some followers, who considered him a “jokerist.”

RELATED: ‘May pa-laptop?’: Vico Sotto takes double look at grad pic of kids

Last year, Sotto humored a Twitter user requesting a birthday greeting.

“PAKISABI NAMAN KAY @VicoSotto NA BATIIN AKO,” she wrote before.

“@VicoSotto batiin mo daw si @MaritoniViceral,” the millennial mayor responded.

READ: ‘Batiin mo daw’: Vico Sotto grants birthday greeting request of follower

Other instances include the time when Sotto amused people with an Instagram comment and when he humored followers with a pedia vaccination story.