Aug 16, 2017 @ 9:17

Speaker Bebot Alvarez mentioned the House would settle for an impeachment criticism in opposition to Commission on Elections Chair Andy Bautista particularly 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,” mentioned Alvarez in an interview with ANC’s Karen Davila Wednesday.

Alvarez mentioned the House has no selection however to pursue the impeachment criticism in parallel with a separate probe sought by Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque on Bautista’s alleged ill-gotten wealth of over P1 billion as uncovered by his wife.

Alvarez mentioned that whereas the House wouldn’t contact on the couple’s marital points, Bautista has to reply for allegations of corruption, unlawful dealings with polling machine supplier Smartmatic Corp., and cash laundering.

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