Marcos Lawyer Files an Impeachment Complaint Against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista


Prominent Marcos loyalist and a veteran lawyer Atty. Oliver Lozano has filed an impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista for alleged culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust while serving as head of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), his previous post and the current post as Comelec head.


Atty. Lozano filed the impeachment complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman instead of filing it with the Secretary General of the House of Representatives. The lawyer claimed that the Office of the Ombudsman have the initial jurisdiction over the complaint against the Comelec chairman.

The veteran lawyer explained that it's up to the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate the Bautista case and refer the impeachment case to the House of Representatives.


Atty. Oliver Lozano also noted that he filed the complaint against the Comelec chairman after Bautista's wife Patricia recently came out and claimed that the former PCGG chief was involved in alleged irregularities when he was then PCGG head and in his current position as chairman of Comelec.

The Marcos loyalist said that the grounds for impeachment he filed against Chairman Bautista are similar to the complaints filed against the late former Chief Justice Renato Corona involving huge sums of money that were not declared in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

There is a striking similarity with the case of Chief Justice Corona and the allegations hurled against Bautista by his wife involving multiple banks accounts. Atty. Lozano even called on Bautista to resign before the Ombudsman.

Source: PhilStar

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