Patricia Bautista’s evidence against her husband, Comelec Chair Andres Bautista proves that what they have are not just mere marital problems. The conflicts have something to do with the entire 2016 election. Her revelations just support the first part of Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against VP Leni Robredo. It questions the entire dignity of the 2016 automated election that puts the Liberal Party in a bad light.
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[VIDEO]: Patricia Bautista: I want one-half of what Andy has that is ‘clean’.
Mrs. Bautista swears that the documents presented during the interview are not falsified as claimed by her husband. They show that Comelec chief Andres Bautista received commissions for referring companies, such as Smartmatic, Baseco and United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB), to DivinaLaw, one of the country’s fastest-growing law firms. These details are in her sworn statement.
Proofs against the Marcoses
Smartmatic is the company that provided the vote counting machines for 2010, 2013 and 2016 elections in the country. Baseco and UCPB are among the companies sequestered by the Presidential Commission on Good Government. PCGG is tasked to recover the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies.
Bautista said that they are referral fees “but never for companies where I will have a potential conflict of interest.” He refers to his post as a government official. He accuses his wife of fabricating the documents. This is actually dangerous for Mrs. Bautista because she can end up with nothing but chooses to settle their differences this way anyway.
Electoral Protest to Move Ahead
Even before this highly publicized confession of Mrs. Bautista, the Supreme Court already decides to move forward to the second part of Marcos’ protest. This is the recount of the pilot provinces identified by both parties. The SC is concerned that the entire 2016 election can be questioned. However, both the Congress and the Senate are already preparing for their own investigations aside from the DOJ’s NBI proceeding.