The Daily Manila Shimbun


Comelec chairman files charges against wife

August 9, 2017

Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista filed multiple charges against Patricia Bautista at the Taguig City Prosecutor's Office after she came out in public accusing him of having unexplained wealth amounting to nearly P1 billion.

In a television interview on Wednesday, Bautista said “cases for grave coercion, qualified theft, robbery, among others"  have been filed.

In previous interviews, Bautista claimed that his wife had forcibly opened his cabinet to steal his documents, cash, ATMs, gift certificates, passbooks, financial reports, and iPad.

He claimed his wife is looking to extort money from him as part of their settlement for their legal separation.

Bautista also reiterated that he had no undeclared wealth as all his assets and earnings were correctly declared in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN).

"I did not lie in my SALN. There are moneys in the name of my parents, siblings. All properties belonging to me are in my SALN," said Bautista. DMS