Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto’s father Vic Sotto was once accused of raping Pepsi Paloma – #MeToo

Since people insist on making sons accountable for the sins of their fathers, let’s recall an often forgotten incident surrounding the father of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto.

Recall the short life of 1980s starlet Pepsi Paloma whose life took a tragic turn after an unfortunate alleged crossing of paths with comedy stars and noontime variety show personalities Joey de Leon, Richie d’Horsey, and Vic Sotto. The man who was to become father to the celebrity Pasig City Mayor starred alongside his brother, now Senate President, Tito and Joey de Leon in various productions in the 1970s and 1980s. The trio are well-known for their billing as “Tito Vic and Joey” with d’Horsey often joining them in supporting roles.

TV stars (L to R) Joey de Leon, Coney Reyes Mumar, Vic Sotto, and Tito Sotto in their fancy free heyday.

In 1982, Paloma who was aged fifteen at the time reportedly approached then Philippine Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile for help, claiming she was raped by de Leon, d’Horsey, and Sotto. Enrile referred Paloma to the law firm Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRA) where the late former Senator Rene Cayetano was at the time a senior partner. The rest is history.

Does the son, Vico Sotto suffer for the alleged sins of his father Vic Sotto? The current Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition are the experts when it comes to answering that important question.

The Pepsi Paloma rape case was eventually ‘sorted out’ — or so the Filipino public back then were made to believe.

What goes around comes around. Sins from the past tainting subsequent generations and entire political platforms taken to task for their ideological inconsistencies. This is what happens in a society where the political rhetoric is more about people and less about ideas.

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Additional reference:
Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon talked about the rape case in 1982”, The FilAm; 07 July 2018

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