Patricia Bautista: Comelec Chief Andres Bautista Has Unexplained Wealth of Nearly P1 Billion

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Mrs. Patricia Bautista, wife of Commission on Election Chairman Andres Bautista revealed that his husband has unexplained wealth of nearly one (1) billion. This is the expose relayed by the Comelec Chief’s wife to Pres. Duterte which is now supported by a sworn affidavit presented to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Andres Bautista, Leah Salonga, Patricia Cruz-Bautista

According to Patricia Bautista his husband has P329 million in 35 bank accounts, condominium unit in San Francisco. The 35 bank accounts is with the Luzon Development Bank.

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The Comelec Chief’s wife submitted the affidavit on August 1, five days after she sought an audience with Pres. Rody Duterte in Malacañang to tell
him that she had discovered several passbooks as well as bank and real
property documents under her husband’s name and some of his relatives
that were not included in his 2016 statement of assets, liabilities and
net worth (SALN).

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista, an appointee of Pres. Benigno S. Aquino in May 2015 and former chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government since 2010, declared a net worth of just P176.3 million on his latest SALN.

In the sworn affidavit of Mrs. Patricia Bautista, 47, said she was disclosing “certain information and documents that would show that Andy (Bautista’s nickname) might have had, or currently has, misdealing and corrupt practices while in government service.”

Among the pieces of information Patricia disclosed to Mr. Duterte and the NBI, which were not in Bautista’s SALN:

  • 35 Luzon Development Bank (LDB) passbooks with a total balance of P329,220,962 
  •  A foreign currency account with Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC)
    with $12,778.30, or P640,959.53 (at P50.16 [as of Aug. 4] to $1.00)
  •  An RCBC peso account with P257,931.60
  •  An HSBC account with HK$948,358.97 or P6.10 million (at P6.43 to HK$1.00)
  •  A condominium unit in One Bonifacio High Street at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City 
  •  A condo unit in The District in San Francisco, California

The wife of the Comelec chief said in her
affidavit that based on her own assessment, the cumulative value of the
properties at their acquisition costs was between P250 million and P300
million, “definitely more than P158.5 million” that Bautista declared in
his 2016 SALN.

Mrs. Bautisa also revealed that she discovered investments abroad “in the form of this interests in corporations and loan agreements” that were not declared in the SALN of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista.

Source: PIA

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