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Sotto asks NBI: Where is Andy Bautista?

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The NBI says it is aware the former Comelec chief is in the US, and that 'they are studying their next move'

WHERE IS HE? Andres Bautista, former chair of the Commission on Elections, disappeared from the public scene after being impeached by the House of Representatives amid a nasty feud with his estranged wife. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate orders arrest of ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III signed the order last Wednesday, February 21

COMELEC CHAIR. Andres Bautista, former chair of the Commission on Elections, faces allegations of unexplained wealth from his own wife. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate panel seeks arrest warrant vs ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Senate banks committee chairman Francis Escudero slams former Comelec chief Andres Bautista for repeatedly skipping hearings on his alleged ill-gotten wealth

Senate panel issues subpoena for ex-Comelec chief Bautista

Jan 23, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Former Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista is ordered to attend a February 12 hearing on his alleged wealth, after he skipped the Senate inquiry thrice

SUBPOENA. The Senate committee on banks and financial institutions summons former Comelec chairman Andres Bautista after repeatedly skipping hearings. File photo

All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

Did Andy Bautista 'overdeclare' assets in his SALNs?

Oct 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM

A recomputation shows that Bautista's net worth in 2016 should be P54.5 million only and not P176.3 million as he indicated

Comelec Commissioner Lim named acting poll chief

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:11 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'You're looking at a man who has a wealth of experience in managing elections and also the seniority to carry the day,' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says

ACTING CHAIR. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Christian Robert Lim is named on October 24, 2017, as acting Comelec chair after Andres Bautista vacated this post a day earlier. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Comelec Chair Bautista's resignation effective immediately – Malacañang

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATE) Impeached Comelec chief Andres Bautista says he has been notified by the Palace through a letter from the Executive Secretary

Divina files 3rd libel suit vs Kapunan as he swears innocence in Castillo case

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:48 PM

'Let me assure those behind this vilification campaign that they will feel the full weight of the law,' Divina says

MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS. UST Law Dean Nilo Divina is making good on his promise to bury lawyer Lorna Kapunan in "an avalanche of cases" as they cross paths once again in the case of  UST Law student Horacio Castillo III. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Comelec Chairman Bautista to 'abide' by impeachment rules

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says 'it is unfortunate' that the House of Representatives voted to impeach him

IMPEACHED OFFICIAL. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista is impeached by the House of Representatives hours after he announced his resignation on October 11, 2017. Photo by Baen Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: What Comelec's Bautista told Duterte in his resignation letter

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista explains to President Rodrigo Duterte why his resignation is 'effective December 31, 2017'

BAUTISTA RESIGNATION. Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista resigns effective December 31, 2017. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House impeaches Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The House overturns the resolution of the committee on justice, which earlier junked the impeachment complaint

IMPEACHED. The House of Representatives votes to impeach Commission on Elections Andres Bautista hours after the latter announced his resignation from his post on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House can still act on Bautista impeachment complaint – Alvarez

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Despite Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's announcement that he is resigning by the end of 2017, the impeachment complaint against him remains included in the House agenda for Wednesday, October 11

UST Law Dean Divina sues Kapunan, Patricia Bautista for libel

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Divina says this is just the first of the 'many complaints we will be filing nearly every day'

LIBEL. UST Law Dean Nilo Divina files a total of 19 counts of libel against lawyer Lorna Kapunan and Patricia Bautista.

Comelec chief on impeachment complaint: 'Mukhang kakayanin'

Aug 29, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he can explain the allegations against him in an impeachment complaint filed at the House of Representatives

FACING CONTROVERSIES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista poses with Comelec employees who showed him their support on August 10, 2017, as he faces controversies including an impeachment complaint. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang concerned about infighting in Comelec

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:17 PM

We cannot but be concerned that Comelec work is being affected by recent travails says Malacañang

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella updates members of the media on the situation in MaraWi City during the Mindanao Hour at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex, Manila on May 29, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Comelec employees support Bautista amid call for his resignation

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Comelec employees wear red to show their support for Chairman Andres Bautista a day after poll commissioners issued a statement against him

'WALANG BIBITAW.' A poster showing support for Comelec Chairman Bautista is seen along the hallway to his office, as cameramen of different TV networks stake out at the Comelec headquarters in Intramuros, Manila. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Linking Andy Bautista's wealth to the 2016 election results is a stretch

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:18 PM

To say that the Comelec chairman s supposed ill gotten wealth came from rigging the polls is a very poor argument born of a very poor understanding of how automated elections work

Comelec chairman Andres Bautista gets emotional during a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017 regarding his marital dispute with his wife Patricia Cruz-Bautista. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec commissioners ask Bautista to take a leave or resign

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:25 PM

UPDATED With all due respect it is our consensus that Chairman Bautista can no longer effectively lead the Commission The time for him to let go has come all 6 commissioners tell their chairman

HITTING BAUTISTA. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim reads a statement urging Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista to either take a leave or resign. The statement is signed by all 6 Comelec commissioners. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Aug 24, 2017 - 11:37 AM

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BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

Valid impeachment complaint filed vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The complaint by known administration allies is endorsed by representatives Harry Roque Kabayan Gwen Garcia Cebu and Abraham Tolentino Cavite

FIRST STEP. Representatives Harry Roque, Gwen Garcia, and Abraham Tolentino endorse an impeachment complaint against comelec chairman Andres Bautista. Photo courtesy of Ico Cepeda

Roque 'inclined' to endorse impeachment complaint vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:13 PM

The complaint must pass the standards of House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas says Kabayan Representative Harry Roque

ENDORSER? Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says he's 'inclined' to endorse an impeachment complaint vs the embattled Comelec chairman. Rappler photo

House threatens Comelec budget cut after Bautista skips hearing

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista fails to attend the budget hearing for a 3rd time the poll body might suffer the consequences

ABSENT. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon told reporters on Wednesday, August 23, why the poll chief was absent during the budget hearing. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

AMLC begins probe into bank of Comelec chairman

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:56 AM

The Anti Money Laundering Council says the investigation of the Luzon Development Bank was triggered by the affidavit of Patricia Bautista against her husband Comelec chief Andres Bautista

MONEY LAUNDERING? The Senate committee on banks begins hearings on the alleged ill-gotten wealth of Comelec chief Andres Bautista

Aguirre gives state protection to Patricia Bautista

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:12 PM

WPP benefits include shelter livelihood assistance and educational benefits for the children of the witness

WITNESS PROTECTION. Patricia Bautista signs the certificate of provisional admission into the Witness Protection Program (WPP) at the DOJ headquarters on Friday, August 18. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Alvarez to Comelec Chairman Bautista: Consider resignation

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Andres Bautista is embroiled in controversies both personal and professional

EMBATTLED. Comelec chairman Andres Buatista is emotional as employees of the agency show their support during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

BIR investigates Comelec chief, wife Patricia Bautista

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Revenue officials join the National Bureau of Investigation and the Presidential Commission on Good Government in the extensive probe into the claims of unexplained wealth against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

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VACC starts impeachment case buildup vs Chairman Bautista

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives will not accept any documents other than certified or original appended to impeachment complaints VACC tells the NBI in the letter

EMOTIONAL. Employees show their support to Comelec  chairman Andres Buatista during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Andy Bautista 'confident' SALN correct, says brother

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Martin Bautista says he has advised his brother and Comelec Chair Andy to kill himself if the allegations about misdeclaration are true

UNDER FIRE. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista is emotional as employees of the agency show their support during the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 14, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Leave the children alone

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We need to create zones of peace around children in any conflict – whether this be armed parental or political

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Bautista may face charges even if settlement reached with wife – Aguirre

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista s stint as PCGG head is also being investigated for possible anomalies

EMBATTLED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista faces possible graft and money laundering cases if the NBI probe yields strong evidence, according to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Lawyer Lorna Kapunan says Chairman Bautista 'scared' of her

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Kapunan tells Andy Bautista: The problem with lies is lies not only quarrel with the truth They quarrel among themselves

Comelec chair cries, says wife's exposé unfair to kids

Aug 09, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Elections chief Andres Bautista quotes his wife as saying about her exposé s effects on their 4 children: No no The Universe will take care of them

MARITAL WOES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista holds a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017, about his marital woes with his wife Patricia. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marcos denies hand in Comelec chair, wife's tiff

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr says he has nothing to do with the corruption allegations raised by the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

'NO INVOLVEMENT'. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr (right), shown here attending a House hearing on August 9, 2017, says he is not behind the corruption allegations against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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Comelec's Bautista sues wife for robbery, extortion

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he filed this case on August 8 a day after news broke that his wife was accusing him of keeping unexplained wealth

SUING WIFE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista says he has sued his wife, Patricia, for robbery and extortion. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Who's who in Andy vs Tish Bautista saga?

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:13 AM

As both camps prepare for legal and emotional battles ahead here s a rundown of the cast of characters in the Bautista family saga

Who is Comelec chair's estranged wife Patricia Bautista?

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Patricia Cruz Bautista comes from a family of entrepreneurs who, according to Comelec chief Andres Bautista, is supporting him amid allegations of unexplained wealth

ESTRANGED. Patricia Cruz-Bautista, the estranged wife of Comelec chair Andres Bautista, claims her husband has unexplained wealth. Screenshot from Center for Aesthetic Studies video

Duterte distances self from corruption claims vs Bautista

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The President supposedly tells the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista to spare him from details of the supposed ill gotten wealth preferring to treat the issue as a marital squabble

Duterte first told Congress leaders about Bautista's alleged corruption

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says President Rodrigo Duterte seemed to be agonizing over what to do with the information against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

'NO CHEATING.' Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista (right) and Commissioner Christian Lim (left) assure the public that there is no cheating as insinuated by the camp of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Bautista's alleged corruption casts doubt on 2016 poll results – senators

Aug 07, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Senate is set to investigate the issue hounding Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista

COMELEC EN BANC. Headed by Chairman Andres Bautista, the 7-member Commission on Elections continues deciding on crucial issues weeks after the May 9 polls. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Comelec chief: Wife 'motivated by greed'

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista claims his wife and her long time lover came up with the corruption allegations to extort money from him

EMBATTLED. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista responds to allegations of 'unexplained wealth' made by his wife on Monday, August 7. Rappler video screengrab

Wife accuses Comelec chair of 'unexplained wealth'

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Poll chief Andres Bautista denies the accusations of his wife Patricia Bautista saying it is an extortion attempt

UNEXPLAINED WEALTH? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista is accused by his wife of having 'unexplained wealth.' File photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Malacañang wants thorough probe into wealth claims vs Comelec chair

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED The National Bureau of Investigation will look into allegations that Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista illegally amassed nearly P1 billion

UNEXPLAINED WEALTH? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista is accused by his wife of having 'unexplained wealth.' File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

May 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The Comelec and CHR chiefs net worth as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC all increase in 2016

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

After being found criminally liable by the National Privacy Commission following the voters data leak in March 2016 the poll chief says they will file a motion for reconsideration

COMELEC CHAIR RESPONDS. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista speaks to reporters on Thursday, January 5, following a decision by the National Privacy Commission finding him 'criminally liable' for the voters' data leak in March 2016. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Marcos camp wants own IT expert to check Comelec server

May 12, 2016 - 8:44 PM

The evidence [of cheating] is not in these papers The evidence is in the computers the servers ” Representative Jonathan dela Cruz

BREACH. The camp of vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bonbong' Marcos Jr wants their own access to the Comelec's servers to probe into the possibility of the altered codes affecting the turn out of the unofficial election results. Photo by Patty Pasion / Rappler

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