Comelec chief accuses wife of extortion attempt

His wife’s allegation that he amassed P1 billion in ill-gotten wealth was part of her attempt to “extort” from him, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista said on Sunday.

Bautista denied the accusations of his wife, Patricia Paz, that he kept certain bank accounts and owned some pieces of property that he failed to state in his 2016 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

“It’s a complete lie,” Bautista said.

Patricia ransacked his cabinet in their condominium unit in November last year and stole his “financial documents,” including bank passbooks that he believed became the basis for her charges, he said.

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