Two rating lawmakers usually are not too eager on having Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista investigated over his alleged accumulation of a whole lot of thousands and thousands in unexplained wealth.
Senator Richard Gordon, chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee, mentioned senators could have to act as judges if the House impeaches Bautista.
“This guy si Bautista, is a Comelec chairman, constitutional official yan. At kung iimbestigahin ko yan at may mag-i-impeach, magdo-doble yan. Magdodoble ang imbestigasyon, we will be judging, di ba?” he mentioned.
Gordon mentioned the House ought to examine Bautista if an impeachment criticism have been to be filed in opposition to him.
House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas additionally talked about impeachment when requested in regards to the chance that the chamber will probe Bautista.
“The House probes or investigates impeachable officials through the process of impeachment. Any other proceeding would result to redundancy, as any finding thereof would only be recommendatory,” he mentioned in an announcement.
“If it finds sufficient ground to proceed against such official, it would resort to impeachment proceedings,” Fariñas added.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has filed a decision urging the Senate to examine the allegation of Bautista’s spouse, Patricia, that he has nearly P1 billion in unexplained wealth.
An analogous decision has been filed within the House by Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque.