Three vloggers who recently conducted an interview with former Bureau of Corrections chief Gerald Bantag now find themselves in legal hot water as they face a contempt of court complaint filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ). This unexpected turn of events follows the interview with Bantag, who is currently the subject of a standing arrest warrant. The DOJ Secretary, Jesus Crispin Remulla, stressed that the vloggers must be held responsible for providing a platform to someone with a warrant against them, potentially interfering with the legal process.
The situation highlights the complexities and legal implications surrounding the content produced by social media influencers and vloggers. It underscores the importance of understanding and respecting the legal boundaries when it comes to interviewing subjects who have unresolved legal matters. As the case unfolds, it will likely serve as a precedent in addressing the responsibilities of content creators in such situations, balancing their right to free expression with their duty to uphold the law.
“At ngayon po aming pinaghahandaan ng complaint ang mga vlogger na nag-interview sa kanya for contempt of court kasi bawal po iyan,” Remulla said.