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August 8, 2017


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August 8, 2017
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Senator Tito Sotto


Postponement of Barangay Elections, Inquiry vs COMELEC Chief Bautista

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  • On the Chairman of COMELEC: We are talking about the chairmanship. The standard is high. The first thing I want is for the chairman to be exonerated and hope that the allegations are not true. This is not a marital problem because the allegations are serious.
  • On SALN: What I noticed is that the SALN law is being circumvented. I believe it is only proper that we find a way to be able to amend republic act 1613 so that people cannot circumvent the law.
  • Caesar’s wife should be beyond suspicion. When you’re a public official, it is the same.
  • We are also in the process of revising the Anti Money Laundering Law: In the case of Andy Bautista, 400k was being deposited everyday. Shouldn’t that have been given a red flag?
  • I don’t care if he is guilty or not. It is the national problem that I am concerned about. There were too many allegations that happened during the 2016 elections. Instead of answering each other publicly through the media – mas maganda if they can testify after being sworn to say the truth.
  • The husband and wife cannot testify against each other in court. But they can be called in aid of legislation.
  • On Faeldon on the shabu shipment: We met the president after he met with Faeldon. We, the senators [Gordon, Lacson] explained our side. PRRD said that he will wait for the committee report out of what happened.
  • I am pro life for the unborn. I am not pro life for heinous criminals.
  • I filed a bill establishing a national penitentiary for high level drug crime/cases. That’s in case the death penalty bill doesn’t pass.
  • We need to find out how the law is being circumvented, only then will we know how to resolve the issue.

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