Aug 31, 2017 @ 18:38

An election watchdog group is satisfied that the items of proof on the impeachment criticism lodged towards Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista are robust.

“Evidence of COMELEC Chair Andres Bautista’s negligence and incompetence is strong,” mentioned Kontra Daya convener Prof. Danilo Arao mentioned in an announcement.

“We wonder where he got the idea that he can overcome impeachment case. It is best for him to resign as early as now to somehow ensure that he will not use his position to cover up any investigation into the 2016 polls, particularly the role of Smartmatic,” Arao added.

On Tuesday, Bautista mentioned that he has a great probability towards the impeachment criticism which was filed by former Negros Oriental Representative Jacinto Paras on the House of Representatives final week.

He famous that he already learn the 23-page impeachment criticism and has consulted his attorneys relating to the case.

Paras and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio filed an impeachment criticism citing the ballot physique chief has dedicated irregularities associated to the 2016 national elections, his alleged ineptitude in addressing a hacking assault of the Comelec web site and failure to in truth disclose his internet value.

The case has been transmitted to the workplace of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

Earlier, the ballot physique’s six commissioners requested Bautista to take a go away of absence or resign in the midst of allegations of unexplained wealth hurled by his estranged spouse Patricia Paz Bautista. (PNA)