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House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says his bloc will go after Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista over allegations of ill-gotten wealth made by his estranged wife. “Chairman Bautista is an impeachable officer. Should it be proven that he violated the Constitution, he will be dismissed from government service. The Minority will not take this case lightly, just how we dealt with previous cases of government officials who were linked to corruption and other immoral practices. We call on Chairman Bautista to clear his name and restore the reputation of the agency he represents. “

Speaking in his regular press conference, Suarez also said, “ We must recognize two separate issues here: the marital problems of the Bautistas, which is personal; and the undeclared and unexplained wealth of Commissioner Bautista, which is an issue of public concern that requires further investigation. “

Suarez points out that both COMELEC and Smartmatic faced allegations of cheating in the 2016 national and local elections. Suarez said, “This representation filed a resolution for the appropriate House committee to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, on COMELEC Chairman Bautista’s unexplained wealth and its possible relation to the 2016 national and local elections. “