Aug eight, 2017 @ 22:18

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista sees nothing unsuitable on the proposed lifestyle verify amongst rating ballot physique officers.

“I have no problem with a lifestyle check on me… no problem whatsoever,” he mentioned.

Asked if he was in a position to talk about it with the Commissioners, the ballot physique chief mentioned he didn’t attend the en banc assembly on Tuesday.

“It was not in the en banc meeting but I have met with several of them one on one,” Bautista mentioned.

On the opposite hand, he didn’t low cost the opportunity of taking a break.

“As you know at this point I’m open to different possibilities…we will see,” the Comelec head mentioned.

On Monday, Senator Grace Poe known as for a lifestyle verify on prime officers of the ballot physique in reference to the allegations of getting ill-gotten wealth hurled in opposition to Bautista.

Meanwhile, the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) supported the decision of the senator, saying that it’s going to assist make sure the integrity of ballot officers.

“You have to be beyond reproach. You have to have integrity, especially if you handle sensitive matters. There must be no conflict of interest,” mentioned NAMFREL Secretary General Eric Alvia.

He added, “An independent body should do it and must be done regularly.” (PNA)