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Carlos Celdran: Appeal. INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Tour guide and performing artist Carlos Celdran, who was sentenced to jail for offending religious feelings, appealed his conviction at the Manila Metropolitan Trial Court on Monday.

“Filed my appeal at 11 a.m. today (Monday) at Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 4, Manila. P1,510 is the cost,” he said on social media.

MTC Judge Juan Bermejo Jr. found Celdran guilty of disrupting an ecumenical service at the Manila Cathedral in September 2010.—Erika Sauler

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  • $20722540

    celdran, kulang ka lang pansin kaya pumunta ka simbahan…doon sa luneta maluwag at walang tao doon magsawa na magprotest to your hearts delight

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      actually, that would have been more effective. if he had just worn a costume of an ancient friar and hung the sign DAMASO around his neck, no one would have the right to arrest him, and he would actually gain sympathy. you do not correct a perceived wrong with rudeness. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

    You have every right to protest outside my lawn if you hate what I say, but step in my house and you are now trespassing. Though I agree with what he said, I don’t agree with what he did. The priest has as much right to finish the mass in his church to his audience. There was a huge park in front of the Church. He could have just stood there with the sign to greet churchgoers AFTER the mass….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      unless you are re enacting an aztec ritual or holding a black mass, there is no urgency to hold that type of protest, no matter how angry you are. 

    • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

      Correction: it was not a Mass that Celdrán the Pompous disrupted but an ecumenical service. But still, what you said about what he did was correct.

  • dodot24

    Kung sa Islam world ginawa niya iyan.  stone to death siya after  100 lashes.  Sira ang ulo niya dapat ,,, ano ang religion niya baka pagano.

    • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

      May dios din namáng pinaníniualaan yan: ang sarili niyá.

  • okayayonip

    sobrang kapal ng pakmumukha ng mga pari kaya walang epekto ang protesta kundi mismo sa pagmumukha ng mga paring Damaso, huwag kayong makialam sa pagpapalakad ng gobyerno kung ayaw din ninyong pakialaman kayo. mga huwad na banal, nagpapatawag ng ama… ipinapantay ang mga sarili sa tunay na Diyos.

    • Mendoza_Juniors

      At saka tunay na relihiyon di ba?   hehehe  Sa inyo lang naman ang tunay di ba?

  • boybakal

    Celdran wanted prison..he should be imprisoned
    There’s no theatrics in disrupting religious service. One should show respect in the House of God.
    Let him be jailed, he asked for it, let’s give it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLJTDAJBXYODZXD5KAK76UT73Q Nerraw

    wow..nakakulong na may access pa sa social media. talagang kulang lang sa pansin.

  • $42337655

    yup, keep on giving him attention in the media and he will run for a political position where big money, easy to get for little effort, he will then have.
    the way to end this guy’s career target is to ignore him
    let him get his time in jail and he will be forgotten; this is why he fears being jailed and out of media attention

    • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

      Correct. Just ignore this pompous pig.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    MEDDLING church deserves the WRATH of the people.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Is that what Jesus taught us? Would he have led the mob, and cast the first stone? Or would he do otherwise?

      hinahon on both sides.

  • kwapong654

    Akala mo kung sino kang matapang at hambog na walang respeto sa Diyos and kapwa pero ngayon umiiyak na pakawalan. Hoy magdusa ka at yan ang nababagay sa katulad mong demonyo.

  • florence457

    People like Celdran don’t deserved sympathy but instead a harsher punishment for his crime to me is a heinous one. Disrupting a ceremony in the house of God must be meted a crime penalty of death because he blasphemed God’s house. God’s house is more sacred than the office of the king or the president.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      What’s next, kill all the infidels? Kill those who do not praise God the proper way, as that you have been taught?

      What would Jesus do?

  • tunderlulo

    Celdran ang mga kakampi mo lang ay ang mga kagaya mong demonyo. Dapat sa iyo ay tapusin na ng magkaharap kayo ng amo mong si Satanas.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      “Dapat sa iyo ay tapusin na… ”

      Hindi kaya against na iyan sa teachings ng lahat ng modern religion including the RCC? Hindi kaya extreme iyan, and that life is more precious than anything in this world?

  • regd

    People, google Carmen Campbell, 70 years old, a devout Catholic of Cebu, Check what she did with Fr. Mansueto.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Interesting. Very interesting indeed.

  • elgeepee

    Mr. Celdran you deserve it, that’s the law. The law is harsh (seems to be to you now) but it is the law. I am not a catholic but we must respect each others’ rights.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    I think the judge will realize his mistake and will reverse his own decision. If not, the SC will definitely overturn it anyway. 

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