Vice President Leni Robredo doesn’t see any connection between her election protest and the much publicized domestic dispute between Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista and his wife, Patricia.
Robredo on Thursday (August 17) said it was “unfortunate” that there are some entities linking her poll protest to Patricia’s accusation that her estranged husband amassed unexplained wealth amounting to nearly P1 billion.
“Tingin ko pilit na lang,” she told reporters in Naga City. “Iyong problema wala namang kinalaman sa eleksyon. Pero kaya siya nakakalungkot kasi iyong dapat na pribadong problema, parang ginagamit na ng ibang pulitiko to further their ends.”
The insinuation that the Bautistas’ marital woes were connected to Robredo’s poll protest was linked to the rumor that Patricia’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte was arranged by the wife of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos.
Robredo’s victory is being questioned by Marcos before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.
The former senator has denied any involvement in the Bautistas’ dispute.
Robredo for her part, said she does not want to comment further on the issue.
“Iyong away mag-asawa, dapat sana sine-settle in the privacy of, ‘di ba, of their home. Pero tingin ko nagagamit sa pulitika, pero ayaw na nating patulan,” she said.