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Order vs Catanduanes solon to explain why he shouldn’t be cited for indirect contempt upheld – report

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Catanduanes Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento may need to explain why he shouldn’t be cited for indirect contempt. This, after the Court of Appeals upheld an order of a Virac RTC judge, according to a column.

Victor Agustin, in his column titled Money-Go-Round, revealed that the appellate court upheld the order against the solon why he should not be cited for indirect complaint.

“Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento may have no choice but to eat humble pie before Virac Regional Trial Court Judge Lelu Contreras, after the Court of Appeals upheld the judge’s order against Sarmiento
to show cause why he should not be cited for indirect contempt,” the column read.

I”n summoning Sarmiento, the female judge said the congressman had engaged in ‘endless malicious and unfounded accusations’ against her over an illegal logging case that she had decided,” it added.

Sarmiento, chairman of the House transportation committee, is serving his last and final term as Catanduanes Congressman. He was first elected in office in 2010.

Sarmiento now tries to unseat incumbent Governor Joseph Cua this coming May 2019 elections.