Vicente "Tito" Castelo Sotto III (born August 24, 1948) is an actor, musician, television personality, and politician in the Philippines.
Sotto served as vice mayor of Quezon City, the Philippines' most populous city, from 1988 to 1992. He served two terms in the Senate, from 1992 to 2004; he is reelected in the Senate in 2010.
Sotto is the brother of Marvic (Vic), Marcelino Antonio Jr. (Maru), and Valmar (Val) Sotto and a grandson and grandnephew of former Senators (Vicente Y. Sotto and Filemon Sotto).
Vicente C. Sotto III was born in August 24, 1948. His parents were Marcelino Ojeda Sotto and Dr. Herminia Castelo Sotto. Sotto studied at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila for his elementary, high school, and college education, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English.
Entertainment careerSotto had a career as a composer, actor and musical artist. Among is notable compositions is Magkaisa, which is closely associated as being an anthem of the 1986 People Power Revolution.
Sotto was co-host of Eat Bulaga, the longest running Philippine television program in history.
Sotto was elected to the Senate of the Philippines in the 1992 senatorial election, topping the tally with nearly 12 million votes, more than 3 million more than his second place ranker. This made him the third member of his family to enter the Senate, after his grandfather Vicente Yap Sotto and granduncle Filemon Sotto.[
In the 1998 senatorial election, Sotto earned another term in the Senate with a third place finish, the best result among Senators vying for re-election.
He ran for another team in the senate in 2007 under the TEAM Unity coalition backed by the Arroyo administration, but was unsuccessful, finishing in 19th place.
Sotto won election to another term in the Philippine senate in the 2010 senatorial election, as a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition.
Sotto is married to Helen Gamboa, a beauty titlist, actress and singer. He is an avid bowler and was a member of the Philippine national bowling team, representing the country several times at the AMF World Cup.He also plays golf and has won several tournaments.He is Catholic. They have four children (Romina, Diorella, Gian and Ciara) and two grandsons (Romino and Victorio).