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Court orders SBMA to issue permit to operate to locator in contempt case

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Brighterday Subic Ltd. Inc, operator of All Hands Beach, is the latest locator to file a complaint against SBMA over policies that are allegedly inimical to locators in the free port

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SC limits Senate detention period for persons cited in contempt

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:59 PM

'The indefinite detention of persons cited in contempt impairs their constitutional right to liberty,' rules the Supreme Court

CITED IN CONTEMPT. The Senate public order committee cites Arvin Balag (R), alleged Grand Praefectus of the Aegis Juris fraternity, in contempt. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang on PES official, PCOO on Facebook fact-checking, Comey on Trump | Evening wRap

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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SC to Robredo, Marcos: Explain why you're still commenting on case

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The Supreme Court says both camps continued to disclose 'sensitive information' about the electoral protest despite being reminded twice not to do so

Tropical depression Vinta, Duterte on ex-rebels, Free flights for OFWs | Evening wRap

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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SC orders release of Aegis Juris fratman from Senate detention

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Arvin Balag, a suspect in the fatal hazing of UST law freshman Horacio Castillo III, has been detained in the Senate for more than two months for contempt

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Sereno lawyers want show cause orders recalled

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The House justice committee wants to cite the lawyers in contempt for criticizing the impeachment proceedings

Atty. Joshua Santiago, Josalee Deinla and Winnie Salumbides, lawyers of SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, hold a press conference in Manila on October 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate panel cites Aegis Juris leader in contempt, orders detention

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATE) Senate public order committee chairman Panfilo Lacson directs the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms to place Arvin Balag in detention after the hearing

Duterte, Marcos, Trump | Evening wRap

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Harry Roque files indirect contempt charges vs party mate

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says his party mate Representative Ron Salo and the latter s chief of staff violated the confidentiality clause of the Rules of Court

KABAYAN CIVIL WAR. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque files another complaint against his party mate Ron Salo. Photo of Roque by Rappler, photo of Salo from his Facebook account

Leila de Lima, Maute terror group, Fidel Castro | Evening wRap

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:30 PM

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House mulls arrest warrant, disbarment cases vs De Lima

Nov 28, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says a possible arrest warrant against Senator Leila de Lima is justified after she allegedly stopped her former security aide from testifying before the House

'RESPECT THE HOUSE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (right) calls out Senator Leila de Lima for allegedly stopping her ex-security aide Ronnie Dayan from testifying before the House committee on justice. Photos by Rappler

Ronnie Dayan has 24 hours to respond to contempt citation

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:16 PM

UPDATED Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says Ronnie Dayan may have a legal excuse for failing to appear during the House probe on October 6

NO-SHOW DAYAN. The House committee on justice wants to punish Ronnie Dayan for failing to appear during the hearing on October 6. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Top Bangladesh court convicts ministers for contempt

Mar 27, 2016 - 4:21 PM

The two ministers were found guilty of contempt after criticizing the country s chief justice

CA junks Junjun Binay’s case vs Roxas, Ombudsman

Mar 22, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The appellate court says the respondents including former justice secretary Leila de Lima and 5 others were just performing their duty in implementing the suspension order against the dismissed Makati mayor

A LOSS IN COURT. Former Makati mayor Junjun Binay loses the contempt case he filed against former Interior secretary Mar Roxas, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, ex-Justice secretary Leila de Lima, and acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña.

SC issues show cause order to Times reporter

Mar 15, 2016 - 4:14 PM

The Supreme Court en banc issues the order to Jomar Canlas to explain why he should not be cited in indirect contempt

Egypt hands Christian teens 5 years for contempt of Islam

Feb 25, 2016 - 9:57 PM

UPDATED Defense lawyer Maher Naguib says the 4 did not intend to insult Islam in the video but merely to mock the beheadings carried out by jihadists of the Islamic State ISIS group

Binay asks CA to cite Trillanes in contempt for bribery claim

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Makati Mayor Junjun Binay says Senator Sonny Trillanes statements attacking the credibility of the Court of Appeals constitute indirect contempt of court

RELIABLE SOURCES? Senator Antonio Trillanes IV links justices to bribery. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

De Lima asks CA to dismiss Binay's contempt petition

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:10 PM

The justice secretary says there s no basis in allegations she conspired with the DILG and the Ombudsman to defy a court order stopping Junjun Binay s suspension

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DILG on Binay contempt case: 'Baseless'

Mar 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

The interior department says it was only carrying out its task of implementing the Ombudsman s suspension order against Makati Mayor Junjun Binay

A supporter reads the suspension order for Makati Mayor Erwin "Junjun" Binay posted by DILG officers on the entrance of the city hall on March 16, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Binay camp files petition to cite Roxas in contempt

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Makati Major Jejomar Erwin Junjun Binay Jr also hits the excessive and unnecessary show of force by police deployed in the city hall area calling it quasi martial law

Members of the NCRPO Police Force barricade the main entrace of the Makati City Hall on March 16, 2015. At least more than two thousand police force were being deployed as the DILG issues a suspension order for Makati Mayor Erwin "Junjun" Binay. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

‘Bruised’ Binay free after Senate ‘drama’

Jan 29, 2015 - 4:55 PM

The basis for his contempt was the non appearance and this was remedied when he was brought to the session hall Senator Trillanes explains why the Makati mayor was released almost immediately after his arrest

BRUISED. Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr shows the bruise he sustained during the commotion at the Senate January 29, when he was forced to face the blue ribbon subcommittee. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Mark Cristino

How to catch a thief, the Ombudsman way

Sep 07, 2014 - 3:46 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman wants public and stakeholder support for the proposed laws anticipating a fair amount of opposition to some proposals granting it additional powers

SC: Ex-Davao del Sur solon cited for contempt

Mar 14, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Ex congressman Marc Douglas Cagas IV does not explain why he said the SC s decision on the Davao Occidental plebiscite had a level of deceitfulness

Photo of Davao del Sur Rep. Marc Douglas Cagas IV retrieved from

Luisita farmers ask SC: Stop 'bulldozing activities'

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:45 AM

The farmer petitioners say they suffered considerably due to bulldozed lands leading to crops destroyed

SC may hold in contempt ex-Davao del Sur solon

Nov 29, 2013 - 3:52 PM

Marc Douglas Cagas IV is being asked to explain his innuendos against the Supreme Court which junked his petition regarding Davao Occidental plebiscite

Pakistan court strikes down contempt law

Aug 03, 2012 - 10:02 PM

Striking down a new law that exempts officials from contempt trials means clearing the way for legal proceedings against the prime minister

Senate threatens to cite witness in contempt

May 16, 2012 - 3:58 PM

Senators grill Harvey Keh over the anonymous documents that he submitted to the impeachment court

Contempt take 3: Rep. Gonzales this time?

Mar 13, 2012 - 2:04 PM

For threatening Rep Tobias Tiangco House Majority Leader faces a contempt charge before the impeachment court

Unresolved issues in the Corona trial

Mar 06, 2012 - 5:12 PM

Do unresolved issues of the impeachment speak of the inefficiency or leniency of the trial against the Chief Justice?

Has Miriam met her match in prosecutor?

Mar 01, 2012 - 12:28 AM

A lawyer stands up to Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago and tells the senator judge that respect begets respect

Meet Miriam's nemesis: Vitaliano Aguirre

Feb 29, 2012 - 6:18 PM

Private prosecutor Aguirre articulates what the congressmen could not

Defense: Bribery rumors meant to protect court

Feb 17, 2012 - 7:34 PM

Defense panel explains to impeachment court why they should not be held in contempt