Committee on Justice Rey Umali stated the House management would let every member to resolve whether or not to be a part of or inhibit from the impeachment case towards Commission on Elections Chair Andy Bautista.
In an interview with DZBB anchor-reporter Rowena “Weng” Salvacion, Umali stated: “We will leave it to the sound discretion of each member. Depende sa kanila iyon (inhibition).”
Umali conceded that some House members may be in a battle of curiosity scenario contemplating that they or their kin and allies have pending election protest cases with the Comelec.
Representatives Harry Roque, Bambol Tolentino, and Gwen Garcia final week endorsed the impeachment case towards Bautista who has been accused by his spouse of amassing over P1 billion in unexplained wealth since he joined authorities in 2010 initially as chair of the Presidential Commission on Good Government.