President Duterte denied the issue that he is meddling on the marital problem between Andres Bautista and his wife. But Duterte confirmed that he met with Patricia Bautista, the Comelec Chair’s estranged wife in Malacañang and that she wanted to “file a case, impeachment, whatever” about the alleged hidden wealth of her husband.
The President told Bautista’s wife, “I do not want to be misconstrued. I said I don’t want it. Leave me out because I don’t go after foes, especially officials of the past administration.”
He also added, “I was not meddling. I asked him (Bautista) to fix his quarrel with his wife. That’s the things that I could do as a lawyer.”
It is only when he was a mayor of Davao City that he used to mediate and meddle between quarreling couples.