Trillanes to bring contempt rap to SC

Marvin Sy - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said yesterday while he has not received a copy of the Court of Appeals (CA) ruling citing him for contempt, he intends to challenge it before the Supreme Court.

“As far as I am concerned, I merely performed my duty as a senator of the republic in exposing corruption in government,” Trillanes said.

The CA cited Trillanes in contempt for his claim that two CA justices received P25 million each as bribes to stop the suspension of former Makati mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay over the allegedly anomalous construction of the Makati City Hall Building 2. 

“More importantly, the allegation was not made through a press statement but was in fact the principal subject of a Senate resolution calling for a legislative inquiry,” he said.

The former Special Fifth Division of the CA found Trillanes guilty of indirect contempt and ordered him to pay a fine of P30,000 within 10 days from receipt of notice.             

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