Tito Sotto

President of the Senate of the Philippines from 2018 to 2022

Vicente "Tito" Castelo Sotto III (born August 24, 1948) is an actor, TV host and a politician in the Philippines.

Vicente "Tito" C. Sotto III
Sotto in 2018
23rd President of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
May 21, 2018 – June 30, 2022
PresidentRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byAquilino Pimentel III
Succeeded byJuan Miguel Zubiri
Senate Majority Leader
In office
July 25, 2016 – May 21, 2018
Preceded byAlan Peter Cayetano
Succeeded byJuan Miguel Zubiri
In office
July 26, 2010 – July 22, 2013
Preceded byJuan Miguel Zubiri
Succeeded byGregorio Honasan (Acting)
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2022
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2004
Senate Minority Leader
In office
July 28, 2014 – August 24, 2015
Preceded byJuan Ponce Enrile
Succeeded byJuan Ponce Enrile
In office
June 3, 2002 – July 26, 2004
Preceded byAquilino Pimentel, Jr.
Succeeded byAquilino Pimentel, Jr.
Chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board
In office
Preceded byAnselmo Avenido Jr.
Succeeded byAntonio Villar Jr.
Vice Mayor of Quezon City
In office
February 2, 1988 – June 30, 1992
Preceded byElmer Pormiento
Succeeded byCharito Planas
Personal details
Vicente Castelo Sotto III

(1948-08-24) August 24, 1948 (age 75)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyNPC (2007–present)
Other political
UNA (2013–2015)
LDP (1987–2007)
Spouse(s)Helen Gamboa
RelationsVic Sotto (brother)
Children4 (including Gian and Ciara)
ResidenceQuezon City, Metro Manila
Alma materColegio de San Juan de Letran
Net worth70.1 million[1]
(Dec. 31, 2018)
Military service
Allegiance Philippines
Branch/servicePhilippine Army
Philippine Constabulary
Years of service2013–present (PAR)
1998–2013 (PCR)
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
CommandsG4, 1502IBDE, 15ID(RR)
Musical career
GenresOPM, Manila sound
Occupation(s)Actor, comedian, music producer, songwriter, singer, musician, tv host, politician
Years active1960–present

Sotto was vice mayor of Quezon City, Philippines from 1988 to 1992. He was also in the Philippines' Senate for two terms from 1992 to 2004. In 2010, he was reelected in the Senate.

He was a host of Eat Bulaga!.

On May 21, 2018, he became the 29th President of the Senate of the Philippines, replacing Koko Pimentel.

Sotto was a candidate for Vice President of the Philippines in the 2022 election.

Biography change

Sotto was born on 24 August 1948. His parents were Marcelino Ojeda Sotto and Dr. Herminia Castelo Sotto. He studied at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila. He earned there a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English.[2]

References change

  1. "Villar still richest, Go among poorest in Senate in 2019". ABS-CBN News. October 16, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2020. Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III - P70,120,700.30 (As of Dec. 31, 2018)
  2. "Vicente Sotto III". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved 6 March 2013.