Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres Bautista on Thursday claimed he is able to face the impeachment criticism filed towards him.
Although the embattled ballot chief has but to learn the criticism, Bautista mentioned: “Sabi ko nga, ‘yan ay ipapaliwanag sa tamang panahon at sa tamang lugar.”
Bautista mentioned he’s weighing out all of the choices, together with taking a leave of absence or resigning from his post, in consideration of the pursuits of his household and the Comelec.
“Ngayon ang ating mga tinitimbang kung anong mga susunod na hakbang at syempre gusto nating protektahan yung mga interes unang-una ng ating pamilya, ang interes din ng ating Comelec. Kaya’t yan ang ating pinag-aaralan, pinag-iisipan, at pinagdarasal,” Bautista mentioned.
Bautista made the assertion after lastly making an look on the deliberation on the Comelec’s proposed PHP16.1-billion funds for 2018 on the House of Representatives.
The House appropriations committee on Wednesday deferred its consideration of the Comelec’s 2018 funds after Bautista failed to point out up on the listening to on account of a scheduled assembly together with his youngsters’s steerage counselors.
Former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio additionally filed on Wednesday an impeachment criticism towards Bautista on the grounds of culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public belief amid hidden-wealth allegations.
The verified impeachment criticism secured the endorsement of Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, Kabayan Partylist Rep. Harry Roque, and Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino. (Philippine News Agency)