House impeaches Comelec chair

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SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez during a House plenary session.

By a vote of 137 affirmative, 75 negative and two abstention, House Members voted to pursue the impeachment complaint against COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista for betrayal of public trust, overriding the recommendation submitted by the Committee of Justice (HR 1397/ Committee Report No.429). Earlier, Bautista announced his decision to resign his post by the end of the year.

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