- Comelec chairman’s brother said family ready to waive bank secrecy rights, open accounts
- He asserted brother and family’s innocence, are ready to fight for their honor
- He also blasted brother’s accusers, said they will be made to answer for their allegations
MANILA, Philippines – The brother of embattled Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista has indicated their family’s willingness to open their bank accounts and transactions, in order to disprove accusations he amassed hidden wealth using his office.
Martin Bautista, a physician based in Oklahoma who flew in over the weekend, said they are waiving their bank secrecy rights to prove his brother’s innocence.
“I want to prove to the world that my brother legally earned his money before he went into government service, August of 2010,” he told GMA News.
Bautista then explained that he came back to help defend his brother he insisted is innocent of the charges.
“Nakakaawa iyong kapatid ko rito eh, parang public execution na [I really pity my brother, he was subjected to a public execution],” he said. “We will fight for our honor.”
Bautista also blasted the camp of his brother’s estranged wife Patricia Bautista, saying they will be made to pay for their accusations soon enough.
“Katulad nga nitong isang abogado Kampunan ba iyon o Ampun, Kampunan, kung sino man iyon, marami masyadong binabato, tignan nga natin, nandito ako para sasagutin ko silang lahat,” he said.
[Like this particular lawyer Kampunan, Ampun or whoever she is, she has hurled so many allegations, but we will see because I’m here to answer them all.]
Bautista earlier said the accounts with the Luzon Development Bank which his brother’s wife referred to as the repository of his hidden wealth was actually the collective finances of his family.
“This is the conglomeration of my family’s combined investments with my brother whom I trust with my life,” he said.