Bongbong Marcos in an ambush interview said that he has no idea on the Smartmatic bribery between the automated election machine supplier and Comelec chair, Andres Bautista as divulged by his wife, Patricia Bautista. He urged everyone to let the authorities decide on the matter.
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[VIDEO]: Bongbong on alleged Smartmatic bribery issue: It’s all speculation
Spare Liza Marcos
The former Senator denied that his wife, Liza Marcos was the bridge of the meeting between the President and Mrs. Bautista who is battling a personal conflict with her husband over their finances. “We don’t interfere in marital quarrels,” he told reporters in an interview at the House of Representatives.
Du30 also confirmed meeting separately with the Bautistas in Malacañang after Patricia called his attention on her accusations against her husband. She speculates that he has unexplained wealth worth nearly P1 billion. He, however, refused to meddle on the marital issues and channeled the alleged anomaly to the investigators.
Marcos does not want to comment on the hidden wealth anomaly of Chairman Bautista as revealed by his wife. Reporters are adamant to get his side because this case directly favors his election protest against VP Leni Robredo. He insists after all that he had no knowledge whatsoever in the said issue.
The namesake of the late President Ferdinand Marcos stresses that his opinion is immaterial if he believes in the accusation or not. It is better to let the case go through its due course. Like the President, he does not want to influence the authorities’ finding on the matter because of the political situation that he is in.
In a shocking admission, Comelec Chair Andres Bautista revealed that he was a victim of theft and sexual abuse at the time his wife took all the alleged documents and bank statements that are now being presented. His sex life is now out in the open. Commission sidelines are divulged and Bongbong Marcos is implicated in the process that also discredits the integrity of the 2016 election.
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[VIDEO]: Hindi si misis, kundi si mister ang nangangaliwa, ayon sa abogado ni Patricia Bautista na si Atty. Lorna Kapunan. Dagdag pa ni Kapunan, may kakaibang hilig o fetish si Andres Bautista pagdating sa sex.
Comelec Chair’s Sexual Fantasy
Patricia Bautista’s lawyer insists that it’s not her client who had extra-marital affairs but it’s the chairman who has some kind of “Latigo” sexual fantasy. He even has accounts in some pornographic sites where he is into young boys or he sometimes portrayed himself as a woman. One of their condo units was even converted into a sex den. She divulges this to justify that it’s not Mrs. Bautista who is immoral but the Comelec Chairman.
Smartmatic Deal during Election
In her statement to the NBI, Mrs. Bautista said that her husband got commissions from Divina law firm. These are referral fees for Smartmatic, Baseco, and the United Coconut Planters Bank. “Nilo Divina’s checks in Bautista’s name can prove this.” Smartmatic is the supplier of vote counting machines. Divina did not elaborate on his plans to file a complaint against her but confirmed that he will file a libel case against her.
PCGG Ghost Employees
Mrs. Bautista’s lawyer also discloses that Chairman Bautista also had some ghost employees when he was PCGG chair. She tries to prove that Andres Bautista is corrupt contrary to his allegations against his wife. That she just wants money. Therefore, she allows herself to be used by politicians.
Evidence vs Hearsays on Bongbong Marcos
Since PCGG is an agency that chases the alleged stolen wealth of the Marcoses, Bongbong Marcos easily surfaces into the scenario without mentioning his name. This disclosure of Mrs. Bautista is just in time for the upcoming recount for his electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo. However, the chairman’s political defense remains hearsays compared to the evidence presented by his wife.
Comelec Chair, Andres Bautista is now under a bad light after his wife reveals his alleged ill-gotten wealth. No matter how he discredits his own wife’s testimonies, all evidence still points to him. The name of Atty. Liza Marcos, Bongbong Marcos’ wife even surfaces through media inquiries – but Paricia Bautista denies this. According to her lawyers, politics got nothing to do with the signed affidavit. This is despite its huge implications on the integrity of the 2016 election.
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[VIDEO]: Panayam kay Atty. Jan Robert Beltejar, abugado ni Patricia Paz Bautista
Patricia Bautista, wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said; “I have also been told that several PR practitioners have been hired to besmirch my reputation. Still, despite all these attempts to discredit me, I am issuing this statement with one goal: to fight for the truth, for myself, my children, and for our country.”
Mrs. Bautista discovers several items in their home like money in checkbooks, passbooks, several offshore accounts, millions of bundles of cash, and various titles to properties that are not in his SALN which was at P176.3 million. 30 bank accounts with the Luzon Development Bank Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City amounting to P227,701,053 in total; five bank accounts with the Luzon Development Bank Makati branch with a total amount of P101,519,909; two accounts with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation at P257,931.60 and US dollar 12,778.30; and an account with Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) amounting to Hong Kong dollar948,358.97
Real Properties and Investments
Real estate properties that the Comelec chair purchased but are not in his SALN are Unit 17A, The Suite at One Bonifacio High Street plus parking slots and The District in San Francisco, California, USA. Apart from local properties. Overseas investments in the form of his interests in corporations and loan agreements are Bauman Enterprises Limited that Bautista set up with the Bank of Singapore; Mantova International Limited, a company established in Brunei Darussalam on April 26, 2011; and Mega Achieve Inc., a company established in Anguilla on July 15, 2014.
Discovery Favors Marcos’ Protest
It is expected that Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo can be blamed for Mrs. Bautista’s disclosure. This is just in line with Marcos’ first part of the protest where he questions Comelec’s Smartmatic choice when they have no proven automated election capability. Some Senators think that this latest development can certainly affect those races with slim margins – like the Marcos-Robredo VP race.
Andres Bautista, Ex-Pnoy’s appointee was the PCGG Chair in charge of chasing the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses. Now, he’s the Comelec Chair whom Bongbong Marcos accuses of conniving with Smartmatic. This pertains to the dirtiest ever digital election in 2016 that favors Liberal Party candidates especially VP Leni Robredo.
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[VIDEO]: After meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, the wife of Commission on Elections Chair Andres Bautista submitted last week to the National Bureau of Investigation an affidavit. She says that the Comelec chief might have amassed nearly P1 billion worth of ill-gotten wealth.
Patricia Paz “Tish” Bautista submitted the affidavit on Aug. 1, five days after meeting the President in Malacañang. She discloses several passbooks, real property documents under her husband’s name and some of his relatives. Those were not included in his 2016 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth or SALN.
“I understand that since Andy holds the position of Comelec chair, he is liable to be impeached should there exist valid and sufficient grounds to hold him in a trial for an impeachable offense under Sec. 2, Article XI of the 1987 Philippine Constitution,” Patricia said in the affidavit. Bautista was appointed by former President Benigno Aquino III as Comelec Chair in May 2015. In 2010, Aquino also made him Presidential Commission on Good Government Chairman. PCGG is the agency tasked with going after the ill-gotten wealth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family.
Kept in the Dark
Her lawyers insist that Patricia has no hand in the purchase or acquisition of the questionable properties because her husband always kept her in the dark with regards to their assets. Patricia said that based on her own assessment, the cumulative value of the properties at their acquisition costs was between P250 million and P300 million. It is “definitely more than P158.5 million” that Bautista declared in his 2016 SALN.
Disclosure Supports Marcos
Patricia discloses her discoveries to the media as what she divulged through her NBI affidavit. She also narrates her life she had with her husband of 17 years from whom she wants to separate since 2013. Her revelation only supports Bongbong Marcos’ accusation of Comelec’s connivance with the Liberal Party to block his victory. Since the President already knows this, she definitely made the right move.
Bongbong Marcos is confident that the retrieval of ballots and other relevant election paraphernalia can lead to an immediate revision of votes by October. This is if the recount can start middle of August. On the other hand, Robredo’s camp insists that the PET must first resolve the issue on the digital election integrity. This is the first part of Marcos’ electoral protest.
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[VIDEO]: Ipinapa-manual recount ng magkabilang panig ang ilang probinsya na walang bumoto para kina VP Leni Robredo at ex-Sen. Bongbong Marcos.
Marcos supporters are already asking for updates on the electoral protest as soon as August starts. However, the Marcos camp expects the Supreme Court to start the recount by mid-August. The retrieval of ballot boxes from Marcos’ key provinces was already requested upon paying in full.
The PET directed both camps to submit their respective comments, within 5 days, on issues that the tribunal identified in connection with Marcos’ and Robredo’s respective poll protests. This includes limiting their witnesses to three per precinct. By now, both camps must have shortlisted their witnesses already.
Marcos thanked the Supreme Court for the actions it has taken to fast-track the recount process. He expressed his faith in the tribunal. Earlier, the PET assigned a panel of justices to assist in the recount as suggested by Marcos. The venue of the process is already determined and equipped with the necessary fixtures. The basketball court will serve as the center for the activity.
October Revision of Election Votes
Marcos’ lead counsel, George Garcia, said he sees no need to contest or oppose the motion of Robredo to resolve the integrity issue first. He just hoped that the revision of votes would begin in October. If this is undertaken, results can be known already by February – at least for their camp’s pilot areas: Negros Oriental, Camarines Sur, and Iloilo provinces.