Wednesday 20 September 2017

This is just a temporary setback- Patricia Bautista ( re dismissal of the impeachment complaint against COMELEC chair Bautista

It is not yet over… its just a temporary setback.

Following yesterday’s dismissal of the Committee on Justice of the impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chair Andres Bautista, Patricia Bautista remains undeterred. She  considers  this situation not a defeat but just a temporary setback.

Last month the estranged couple hugged the headlines when Patricia alleged that her husband has amassed more than P1 billion ill-gotten wealth. *
Patricia Bautista and her lawyer Lorna Kapunan ( photo credit to owner)

“I would just like to say that we remain undeterred. This is just the start, we believe in the system and in the goodness of the people and in their good sense. So at the end of the day, we trust in what will be and this is a bump and go,” she told reporters.

Patricia has accepted the decision of the House committee on justice to dismiss the impeachment complaint against her husband for insufficiency in form.

“It is what it is. I would like to think that the Filipino people are smarter than what they would like us to think,” Patricia Bautista said.

She said that she will explore other avenues in the pursuance of her allegations against COMELEC chair Andy Bautista, her estranged husband.

By virtue of the dismissal of the impeachment complaint, the COMELEC chair is insulated for one year, meaning no subsequent impeachment complaint can be filed within the year form the dismissal of the 1st impeachment complaint.

COMELEC chairman Bautista has denied all the allegations raised by his estranged wife against him.

Patricia said she would not wait for the one-year period to expire to find out the truth about her husband’s alleged ill-gotten wealth. *

“One year is a very long time. I think that light can come in many different forms and there are many different venues for light to be shed on this matter. So we will look for those venues as well,” she said.

Patricia’s lawyer Lorna Kapunan echoed her client’s statement that the impeachment complaint’s dismissal is a temporary setback for them.

“This is temporary, we live to fight another day,” she said.

Report from Philstar
Load disqus comments