Senate sends subpoena to Bautista
The Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies has issued a subpoena to Former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairperson Andres Bautista.
Committee Chairman Chiz Escudero made the move after the former chief of the poll body failed to appear in its hearing today.
The panel is investigating the accusation that he opened about 30 bank accounts in rural banks.
Escudero reset the investigation to February 12.
He warned he will put Bautista in contempt and order his arrest if the former COMELEC chief will not show up in the next hearing.
Escudero cited the rules governing inquiries in aid of legislation.
It was Bautista's estranged wife Patricia who claimed that the COMELEC Chairman amassed nearly one billion pesos worth of ill-gotten wealth.
Bautista refuted this allegation as he filed criminal charges in court against Patricia.