House starts impeach hearings vs poll chief

The House of Representatives started taking up on Wednesday the impeachment complaint lodged against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson Andres Bautistafor betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution over allegations of ill-gotten wealth. The justice panel began its deliberations on the form and substance of the complaint filed by former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras, and duly endorsed byDeputy Speaker Gwen Garcia, Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque, and Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino. The complaint is now under House scrutiny despite a technicality issue for its failure to comply with the proper verification form, which is seen to pose a problem dur...

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