Washington Post, Seattle Times and other international media report Carlos Celdran’s "Damaso" protest

International publications have reported the controversial protest of Reproductive Health Bill advocate Carlos Celdran in Manila Cathedral. The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, Central Florida News and Star Tribune posted an article by the global news network, the Associated Press (AP), a day after Celdran’s arrest on September 30. Celdran featured The Washington Post article on his Facebook page, saying, "WOW! I’m in The Washington Post. Sorry. I’m so colonial minded. I really shouldn’t be too worked up about being in American media."

Screencap of the AP report posted by The Washington Post.

In the article, the AP also mentioned that President Noynoy Aquino "expressed support for the right to contraception last week, angering the powerful church." It quoted Bishop Nereo Odchimar’s clarification on the reported possible excommunication of the President: "Threat of excommunication at this point can hardly be considered to be in line with dialogue."

Wikinews, which accepts articles from volunteers, also reported Celdran’s protest and the aftermath. The article cited reports by the AP, and local publications such as The Philippine Star, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, ABS-CBNNews.com and GMANews.tv, plus Celdran’s tweets. The artist, activist and tour guide posted on Facebook: "(I’m) on Wikinews! Awesome!"

For more on this story, log on to The Washington Post and Wikinews.

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