Carlos Celdran released after his lawyer posts P6,000 bail


GMA-7 video: Reproductive Health Bill advocate Carlos Celdran posts P6,000 bail

According to the "Free Carlos Celdran" Facebook fan page, the artist-activist-tour guide has just been released after his lawyer Marlon Manuel posted P6,000 bail. Celdran spent almost a whole day detained at the Manila Police District Station 5 in Ermita. He was arrested on September 30 for protesting against the Catholic Church’s anti-Reproductive Health Bill stance during an ecumenical service in the Manila Cathedral.


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Earlier today, a group called the Filipino Free Thinkers protested outside the station where Celdran was being held. According to Inquirer.net, the group said they support Celdran’s stand on birth control and demanded for his immediate release. Red Tani, the group’s organizer, said not all Catholics and Filipinos agree with the anti-contraception view of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). He also called for the repeal of Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code that prohibits "offending the feelings of the faithful," which the CBCP charged Celdran with.

For more on this story, log on to Inquirer.net and check out the "Free Carlos Celdran" Facebook page.

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