UNEXPLAINED WEALTH, Wife as source of financial records, ComeLEAKS,
Impeachment rap filed vs Comelec chief in House
Posted at Aug 23 2017
MANILA – An anti-crime group on Wednesday filed an impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista, citing him for betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution.
The complaint stemmed from allegations he misdeclared his wealth and the hacking of the Comelec website last year that exposed voter data.
Cebu 3rd District Rep. Gwen Garcia, Tagaytay 7th District Rep. Abraham N. Tolentino and Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque endorsed the complaint, paving the way for the House justice committee to tackle the complaint and determine whether or not it is sufficient in form and substance.
The complaint was filed by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption lawyer Ferdinand Topacio and former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras.
Bautista’s estranged wife, Patricia, earlier claimed she discovered bank and real property documents, and several passbooks under her husband’s name that were not included in his statement of assets liabilities and net worth.
The Comelec chief has denied the charge and accused his wife of having an affair and attempting to extort a P620 million settlement.