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Goodbye impeachment

Maverick Pesigan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 12 2017 09:34 PM | Updated as of Oct 12 2017 09:54 PM

Goodbye impeachment

Commission on Election Chairman Andres Bautista has tendered his resignation effective December 31, 2017. Despite this, the House plenary still voted to impeach the poll chief over allegations he had P1 billion in undeclared wealth. 

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said an impeachment trial against Bautista need not push through and would be moot if he resigns immediately. Bautista  said, however, it is up to President Rodrigo Duterte to decide on his offer to resign by the end 2017.