Carlos Celdran sentenced to 2 months to 1 year in jail for his 2010 "Damaso" protest

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that artist Carlos Celdran has been found guilty of "the crime of offending religious feelings under Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code" and has been sentenced to "two months and 21 days as minimum, to one year, one month, and 11 days as maximum jail time."

 

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that artist Carlos Celdran has been found guilty of "the crime of offending religious feelings under Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code" and has been sentenced to "two months and 21 days as minimum, to one year, one month, and 11 days as maximum jail time." Celdran got a guilty verdict from Judge Juan Bermejo Jr. of the Manila Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 4.

 

It may be recalled that Celdran staged his "Damaso" protest on September 30, 2010 inside the Manila Cathedral. His aim had been to make the Church stop meddling in affairs of the state. Miffed by his move, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines filed a case against him.

 

In any case, if his prison stint pushes through, Celdran, a staunch reproductive health advocate, said, "I actually feel OK. It was worth it. There’s an RH law. (The law that) I went out and fought for has actually been passed. If this is the price I have to pay...then panindigan ko na lang (I’ll stand by it) It was worth every step."

 

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