Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista hints to resign from office rather than risk to suffer from an impeachment ordeal. He said that he would rather tell the truth. There’s no doubt that it’s a bad time for him after his wife’s testimonies against him but blaming it on politics is not at all believable. Perhaps personal and family malpractices are the ones pulling Chairman Bautista down. Not Bongbong Marcos’ election protest against VP Leni Robredo.
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[VIDEO]: Martin Loon, the legal counsel of Patricia Bautista, says Comelec chief Andres Bautista and his relatives may be liable for plunder. This is if the wealth under their name proves ill-gotten.
Bautista feels that an impeachment trial would affect a lot of people, including his children. He stresses that his ultimate goal is to set forth truth and justice to prevail. “If it was just me, sure I would go through the impeachment process in order to vindicate myself. But, at the same time, I recognize that there would be other people who’d be brought in and, going to be messy,” Bautista said.
The allegations of his estranged about his supposed P1 billion in ill-gotten wealth and misdeclaration of his 2016 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) places the Comelec’s integrity at risk. “I’ve thought about it. But as I’ve said, I won’t stick to any position, private or public, if I deemed that I would be more of a liability rather than an asset to the institution,” Bautista said. “But what I can tell right now is I have done nothing wrong.
Effect on the Election Protest
The lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo said that the allegations against cannot taint the results of the 2016 polls. “There is no legal nor factual basis to conclude that the personal and serious family feud between Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista and his wife could cast any doubt on the credibility of the entire election. Besides, there is no mention of any fraudulent activity that can compromise the results of the 2016 election,” Macalintal said.
Family in Chaos
Patricia Bautista is aware that her life now is in a firestorm after her disclosure. She always has a peaceful life despite the circumstance of the family disputes right now. She has learned through self-searching activities that develop over time into a gift of sensitivity they call psychic power. It is evident that she is far stronger now emotionally and mentally. Chairman Bautista can defend himself all he wants through the media but the facts remain that malpractices on managing the financial affairs of his family remain questionable. Perhaps, all his relatives who invested in him can be liable for plunder.