CA to handle contempt case against Trillanes


BAGUIO CITY: Three magistrates of the Court of Appeals (CA) will handle the contempt charge filed by the camp of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. against Sen.  Antonio Trillanes 4th.

Associate Justice Stephen Cruz of the CA 7th Division will be the ponente of the case.
Cruz sits as senior member of the division.

The CA 7th Division is headed by Associate Justice Fernanda Lampas-Peralta, with junior member Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

The  justices will determine if Trillanes could be summoned and asked to explain for his accusations against CA Justices Jose Reyes and Francisco Acosta.

Binay had asked the appellate court to cite the senator in contempt for issuing irresponsible statements against the CA justices handling a petition of the Makati mayor.

He lambasted Trillanes for accusing Reyes and Acosta  of receiving bribe money in exchange for issuing two orders that halted Binay’s preventive suspension order.

The 11-page petition filed on Thursday said the statements made by the senator were  baseless and without evidence to the detriment of the justices.

“Trillanes made several baseless and sweeping statements against the independence, integrity and reputation of the [CA] and the justices in the 6th Division,” it read.

“[I]n the face of respondent’s [Trillanes] disrespectful act and unrelenting malicious attacks toward the [CA] and its justices, there is a need for the [CA] to protect and preserve its dignity and independence. It, therefore, behooves the [CA] to cite respondent Trillanes for indirect contempt and mete out the appropriate punishment on him,” it was stated.

The CA 6th Division categorically denied the unfounded allegations against them and assured the public that they will rule on the case on the basis of law and evidence.

It issued the temporary restraining order  and injunction order to halt the Office of the Ombudsman from implementing its preventive suspension order against Binay.


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  1. gisingbayanko on

    Simply read the 1987 Constitution that defines the independent 3 gov’t branches and you’ll know that this is a futile exercise, a waste of time and money of the people. Even if the CA finds sen. Trillianes in contempt, do you think the legislative will accept and respect it? Besides, the CA’s TRO vs the Ombudsman is unconstitutional, a violation of the 1987 Constitution mandate that no lower court can interfere in its investigation except the SC. This was affirmed in the latest SC Baguio sessions together with the anticipated abolition of the corrupt condonation doctrine that the Binays have used to justify their plunder of the National Treasury.

  2. eltee mulawin on

    >>> Makalusot man si THRILLanes sa kasong ito, may kalalagyan din siya after year 2016. Yung tapat niya nang panahon ni dating PGMA ay naging kabaklaan naman ang pinagggawa niya sa Senado. MISTULANG BOBO, TANGA, INTRIGERO AT HIPOKRITO. MAS MAY TAMANG ISIP AT ALAM KUNG KAILAN MAGING MATAPANG ANG ISANG PUSA HINDI TULAD NIYA NA MISTULANG ASONG ULOL SA KALSADA.

    • ernesto albay on

      kung ang akala mo ay masama si TRILLANES siguro hindi naman. Karamihan sa atin ay ayaw tanggapin kung anong dapat ITUWID ang maling ngawain……

      Kakaunti ang taong mayroon lakas ng loob lumaban para sa tamang GAWAIN. Kung ang kanyang ginagawa ay mali sa iyong paningin bakit ayaw HARAPIN ng mga taong kanyang KATUNGGALI ang pilit na pinapasagot ay kanyang mga bayaran na abogado. Sana magising tayo para labanan ang TIWALING opisyal ng ating GOBYERNO.

  3. It is only those people that tolerates or wants kawatan in government that does not agree with Senator Trillanes. They are so stupid and inutil that Mr. Trillanes is working for the betterment of the filipino people specially the poor. Because if these politicianshave already stolen public funds for their self interest nothing will be left for the poor. MABUHAY SI SSENADOR TRILLANES.

  4. It is high time for the CA justices to teach this arrogant newbie politician Trillanes a lesson in life that he is not above the law. Anyway Trillanes is just lucky to have the sympathy vote for his Magdalo stage play. People knew that he and his PMA batch 1994 has no bright future in the military heirarchy that is why they committed “treason” against PGMA government.

  5. Larry Ebersole on

    Who filed the case for the CA judges against Trillanes ? answer- The Mayor that the CA judges tried to shield against the Ombudsman. Don’t you smell something fishy here?
    The SC has already insinuated the irregularity of the CA in issuing their TRO though both parties were given 30 days to file their motion.
    This seem to be an act of last resort to save face don’t you think so?

  6. Victor Abriam on

    Time for this trllanes to shut up if he dont have evidence.He yust want attention, his mouth wont stop. yacking. Put him to jail.