Former Ateneo School of Government dean Tony La Viña believes the general public spectacle that’s the home dispute involving Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista and his spouse, Patricia, has dragged on far too lengthy sufficient.
In his August 12 column for Abante, La Viña urged the general public to offer the Bautistas privateness to settle their issues.
“Let Andy and Tish Bautista sort that out privately or in the proper judicial forums. Cases have been filed already and they should now litigate their claims,” he mentioned.
La Viña mentioned it’s excessive time for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and different companies to conduct a probe on Bautista since Tish has finished her half by exhibiting paperwork allegedly proving he amassed unexplained wealth.
“The report of the NBI is the first step; after that the House Committee on Justice must take over if impeachment proceedings are in order,” he mentioned.
La Viña, who teaches legislation topics at numerous universities in Metro Manila, mentioned Bautista might be impeached for culpable violation of the Constitution, graft and corruption and betrayal of public belief whether it is confirmed he amassed ill-gotten wealth or intentionally filed inaccurate data in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).
Tish has claimed that her husband amassed a number of properties, financial institution accounts and enterprise pursuits with a worth of near P1 billion, which he didn’t declare in his SALN for 2016.
Bautista declared a web value of P176.three million in his SALN.
La Viña mentioned he hopes the estranged couple will be blessed with “Solomonic wisdom” in coping with their marital woes, particularly since they’ve 4 kids whose lives have been affected due to the controversy.