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Andy Bautista’s wife can file impeachment case, she has personal knowledge – Alvarez

Aug 16, 2017 @ 9:17

Speaker Bebot Alvarez said the House would accept an impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections Chair Andy Bautista especially if his estranged wife, Tish, filed it.

“Ayaw kong pangunahan pero kung gusto ng wife niya mag-file ng impeachment complaint in House of Representatives, we have to process it. Personal knowledge yun,” said Alvarez in an interview with ANC’s Karen Davila Wednesday.

Alvarez said the House has no choice but to pursue the impeachment complaint in parallel with a separate probe sought by Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque on Bautista’s alleged ill-gotten wealth of over P1 billion as exposed by his wife.

Alvarez said that while the House would not touch on the couple’s marital issues, Bautista has to answer for allegations of corruption, illegal dealings with polling machine provider Smartmatic Corp., and money laundering.

“It (resignation) is an option for him but it doesn’t mean he’s off the hook,” said Alvarez.

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