LIVE: House hearing on impeachment complaint vs Comelec chief Andy Bautista
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MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on justice will begin reviewing the impeachment complaint filed against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chief Andres Bautista on Wednesday, September 20.
A valid impeachment complaint was filed on August 23 by lawyer Ferdinand Topacio and former Negros Occidental Representative Jacinto Paras. It was endorsed by Kabayan Representative Harry Roque, Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia, and Cavite 7th District Representative Abraham Tolentino.
On August 7, the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, Patricia Bautista, accused him of having nearly P1 billion worth of unexplained wealth.
In response, Bautista said in a press conference that his wife just wants to 'extort' money from him, and is 'motivated by greed.' – Rappler.com