Wife accuses Comelec chair of ‘unexplained wealth’

Features Philippines Aug 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm

MANILA, Philippines – The wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista is accusing him of having nearly P1 billion worth of unexplained wealth, according to a report on Monday, August 7.

Bautista denied the accusations, saying it was an “extortion attempt.”

Patricia Paz “Tish” Bautista said in an affidavit submitted last August 1 to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that she has discovered information showing the Comelec chief “might have had, or currently has, misleading and corrupt practices while in government service,” the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Mrs Bautista submitted the affidavit after meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang, to whom she first disclosed the information. She said she was accompanied by lawyers during the meeting, the Inquirer reported.

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