SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – After an involuntary hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair returned today, Sunday, September 26.
Folsom Street Fair is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair, held in September, that caps San Francisco’s “Leather Pride Week”. The Folsom Street Fair, sometimes simply referred to as “Folsom”, takes place on Folsom Street between 8th and 13th Streets, in San Francisco’s South of Market district.
The Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was hoping to run into, and arrest former Commission on Elections chief Andy Bautista who is believed to have fled to San Francisco to evade arrest after being issued warrants by the Philippine Senate.
Bautista faces a complaint stemming from allegations made by his estranged wife, Patricia, that he accepted commissions on referred cases, had ghost employees, and went on questionable trips. He resigned before impeachment proceedings against him could commence in the Senate.
It was later on discovered that Bautista had flown to the US on November 21, 2017. He refused to return to the Philippines despite a subpoena to attend a Senate probe, citing “medical challenges”, and added that he never received the summons sent by lawmakers.
Bautista is reportedly a leather and BDSM fanatic, and the NBI was hoping to find him in San Francisco, at the Folsom Street Fair.
Alas, NBI didn’t run into Bautista, perhaps because health protocols of the street fair required attendees to wear face masks. It’s difficult to identify people when masked.