SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – The Philippine Senate has ordered the arrest of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Andres “Andy” Bautista after he repeatedly failed to attend the Senate probe into his alleged unexplained wealth. However, the warrant could not be served because Bautista is out of the country.
Reports say that Bautista has been out of the country since November 21 last year to “explore professional opportunities” and “seek assistance for certain medical challenge” he was facing.
Bautista’s wife, Patricia, has been accusing him of allegedly amassing nearly P1-billion worth of unexplained wealth, and of owning more than 30 bank accounts with the Luzon Development Bank’s (LDB) amounting to P329 million.
Our investigative reporters have confirmed that Bautista is in San Francisco seeking professional opportunities. He has applied for a position as Executive Director of the Folsom Street Fair.
Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco’s “Leather Pride Week”. Sometimes simply referred to as “Folsom”, it takes place on Folsom Street between 8th and 13th Streets, in San Francisco’s South of Market district.
We wish Bautista the best of luck. It would be a great pride among Filipino Americans to have a Pinoy head the world’s largest leather event.