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CCP shuts down controversial exhibit on Imelda Marcos’s prodding

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IMELDIFIC POWER Former Philippine first lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos gestures beside an art sculpture by Filipino contemporary artist Mideo Cruz showing his version of Jesus Christ on display at Manila's Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. The exhibit has provoked heated debate about freedom of expression in the predominantly Catholic nation. Marcos said after her visit that the work was a "desecration" and no longer represents art. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The board of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Monday agreed to withdraw an art exhibit that combines religious symbols with phallic objects and which has provoked a heated debate about freedom of expression in the country.

This was disclosed by Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, widow of strongman Ferdinand Marcos and founder of the CCP 40 years ago, in the plenary of the House of Representatives.

The former first lady spoke after hearing the privilege speech of Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing, who condemned the exhibit as sacrilegious and called for the resignation of the CCP board led by its chair, Raul Sunico.

Critics vandalized the art installation last week by removing a wooden penis from a poster depicting Jesus Christ.

Another sculpture showed a penis hanging from a wooden cross while another portrayed Christ as Mickey Mouse.

Mideo Cruz, who crafted the pieces, said the phallic objects were symbols of power.

Marcos said she examined the exhibit of images and figurines of saints and Jesus Christ titled “Kulo” by a group of 30 artists from the University of Sto. Tomas.

She said she went to the CCP in the morning after receiving a letter from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines expressing shock at the exhibit and seeking her intercession in stopping it.

“It was a shameful exhibit, especially so since it was placed in the Cultural Center of the Philippines. We built that to be the sanctuary of the Filipino soul and a monument to the Filipino spirit,” Marcos said.

She said the flag at the CCP symbolized “KKK”—katotohanan, kabutihan and kagandahan—or “the true, the good and the beautiful.”

“After seeing the exhibit I was really shocked because it was not only ugly, it was not true, it was not at all beautiful because there were statues and pictures of saints and Christ with horns and with his penis up and it was really a desecration of a spiritual symbol for Catholics,” Marcos said.

“In fact, even (former) President Marcos had (been depicted with) several penises. But this is the CCP, the sanctuary of the Filipino spirit and a monument of the Filipino soul. This is not at all right. This is ugly and, above all, a desecration of a sacred symbol,” she said.

Marcos said she immediately called Sunico and asked him to take down the exhibit and also spoke with other board members on the phone to ask them to close the exhibit.

“I think I was able to convince the CCP board. The majority of them had decided that they will withdraw and take out the exhibit. It should never happen again,” Marcos said.

In his speech, Bagatsing said he also went to the CPP on Monday but was not able to see the exhibit as it was closed on Monday.

He said the organizations that bestowed awards on Cruz should reconsider and withdraw the awards.

“Where in the world can you see the images of Jesus Christ with a penis? This is sacrilegious. It’s a very obscene exhibit. I don’t think they can call this art. There is a difference between art and insanity,” Bagatsing said.

“Only a sick mind can do this. Only a devil can think of that,” he said later.

Bagatsing filed a resolution that called on the CCP board to resign for allowing “the distasteful and sacrilegious” exhibit.


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Tags: CCP chair Raul Sunico , Cultural Center of the Philippines , Imelda Marcos , Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing , Mideo Cruz , wooden penis , “Kulo” art exhibit


  • Anonymous

    it was never a case of freedom of expression and they were never art! it was a product of a sick mind and administrators who doesn’t know how to decide.

    • Anonymous

      totoo yun renato puro kasi sila may tupak sa ulo,mga ksp

    • http://ourdailybore.blogspot.com our daily bore

      the last time i checked, wala pong monopolyo ng tama o mali o ng standard ng beauty and art. ikaw po ba yun? ikaw ba ang nagde-define ng kung ano ang art or hindi? ng kung ano ang freedom of expression or hindi?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XY7UBGNI4YMO4J46PMDIVA7N6Q rog

        Hindi rin ikaw ang nag decide so dapat pakinggan ang boses ng nakakarami.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C5RLWOY26ACBYCLHUEEJQ2ADVQ K Fun

    The President of CCP can’t say no to Imelda because she was the one who created and had CCP built and he was a scholar of Imelda on his younger days.

  • http://twitter.com/ReyrexA reyrex arcilla

    Freedom of expression with responsibility,mideo cruz must be tried for blasphemy.

    • http://ourdailybore.blogspot.com our daily bore

      assuming na blasphemy nga yun, wala pong ilegal dun. so he can’t be tried for blashphemy. hindi po theocracy ang bansa natin. democracy! kung saan ang freedom of expression ay isang fundamental human right. you can argue about morality kasi wala namang monopolyo yun kaya debatable.. but to put it in legal term, magreserach po muna tayo b4 mag-comment.

    • Marnielle Lloyd Estrada

      do you know what that implies my friend?

  • JX Peron

    I’d like  to see if Mideo Cruz would have the balls to put feces on the Koran as “art”.

    • Anonymous

      The theme of the exhibit: 150th commemoration of JP Rizal’s birthday,  the Catholic church and artist”s interpret our hero”s philosophy. Huwag mong ipagpilitang isali ang Koran, sina Mohamad at Alla sa talakayang ito. Just focus your commentary on Rizal,catholism and the artists. Kung wala kang ALAM sa tatlong subject na “to, tumahimik ka na lang. Ang ispirito mo suntukan at rambulan.The spirit of a true christian are WISDOM, PEACE and SELF CONTROL.

  • Anonymous

    Why did it take an Imelda to convince CCP to close the ‘art’ exhibit? What does this speak of the board of the CCP?

  • http://twitter.com/Umbokpitaw Dodoy Talledo

    It is the work of a perverted mind..His closeted expression against the norm of a Christian. God Bless his soul.

  • Anonymous

    Call the artist whatever you please but he  easily goaded out the
    murderer in many Catholics. “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer,
    and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” 1 John
    3:15

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C5RLWOY26ACBYCLHUEEJQ2ADVQ K Fun

    What do these lawmakers know about art anyway?  The CCP might not be the proper place to show it–the Congress might be a better place or Manila Cathedral might be better ppace.  For a country that has an image that’s so tarnished in corruption and trying to look clean, this is true censorship of the highest kind like the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit in the US.  Asking the CCP Board to resign is an overkill on its supposedly independence.  Lawmakers–dont define what art is–take a hike and clean up the corruption amongst yourselves and leave the arts to the artists.

    • Anonymous

      Oh really? What an irrelevant comparison, K Fun. We’re talking here of a sick mind, this guy Cruz. Let him exhibit his “art” some place else, perhaps his bathroom or his paminggalan for easy appreciation of his children, mother, grandparents, etc. Nobody likes his “art” here anyway except his ilk, he seems not to get it. What the gall pa to interpret that the penis is the symbol of power. Ano daw? Kailan pa nangyari yun? Baliw!

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think Mideo Cruz cares if people like his art. IN fact he’s expecting a huge backlash. But with all the exposure and discussion his “art” generated, he already succeeded in what he set out to do.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSB6B6SPOODCGHXARN2PNFOI2U Mae Balesteros

        In Art, does not mean it should be liked by the spectators? so that’s it. peace.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        Lousy excuse for being malicious and utterly offensive

      • shane oy

        heheheh can’t think of anything else hu.

  • Anonymous

    Why this ‘artist’ tried to promote freedom of expression at the expense of faith of a nation? Stop using art as excuse to promote this blasphemous act. 

  • Anonymous

    Sibakin si Sunico, Dikitan din ng etits sa mukha!

  • Anonymous

    If the report is true, then it only shows that the power of ignorant, uncultured, and tyrants still prevail in this country. Nothing symbolizes it more artfully than Imelda Marcos reporting its shutting down. The Church,  Imelda, the gullible masses, and PDI’s editorial…such a masterpiece!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      You are missing the point. It doesn’t take a morally pristine person to know what is distasteful or not, what’s moral or immoral, and what’s right or wrong. The defilement of an artist of a a religious icon, no matter what sect or religion to whom it pertains to is simply unacceptable. Madam Imelda is just defending public morals that is being threatened by this lewd exhibits. We should not divert the issue to her past transgressions. We may be the public, but we are not gullible, neither are we ignorant and uncultured. You better take a look at yourself and have a conscience and morality check if it still exist within you.

  • http://ourdailybore.blogspot.com our daily bore

    And now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos has the tenacity and power to say what is tasteful or not. Let’s follow her example on shoes, vanity and their beautiful Marcos regime of abuse, martial law and human rights violations. What a way to end this art saga! http://t.co/sqexIMU via @OurDailyBore:twitter 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B3JDXLUMXBN4EWH5I42FJWV5QA Sanz

    Dapat parusahan Mideo Cruz… Para di tularan… Kaya dumadami ang bastos dahil sa mga taong tulad nya… Walang paggalang… Grrr….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B3JDXLUMXBN4EWH5I42FJWV5QA Sanz

    Yung mga nagtatanggol kay Mideo at sa kanyang ART… Sana mapunta kayong lahat sa impyerno… Mga bastos… Sana may maglagay ng picture nyo sa facebook at lagyan ng ARI… Worst sana may kumuha ng picture ng mga mahal nyo sa buhay at babuyin at i-post sa facebook at sabihing ART!!!

    • Anonymous

      I am one of the persons defending him and his art. Thank you for your prayers/wishes, thank you for sharing your thoughts to us. I do pray too, that this incident ends civilly, with faith and reason for all of us.

  • Anonymous

    The old regime still dicktates…

  • Anonymous

    the CCP officials who agreed with the exhibit need to be re-evaluated

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dhon-Buenavista/100000846373848 Dhon Buenavista

      baka bading din yon officials dyan at nasarapan sa kanyang nakita kya approved sa kanya

  • Anonymous

    i am very angry of this exibit done by mentaly ill gay artist…..subukan mong gawin sa koran namin yan o kaya sa mga religios and sacred na mga bagay namin…  100% maraming mag uunahan na huhuntingin ka kahit penis mo cruz walang matitira…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dhon-Buenavista/100000846373848 Dhon Buenavista

      Tama! sinabi ko nga dun sa fansite nila subukan nila gawin yun sa ibang relihiyon at ipaliwanag nilang Freedom of Expression.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahwenism Ahwen ‘ahwenism’

    Ito yata ang unang pagkakataon na kinampihan ko ang opinion ni Mrs. Marcos…. 

  • http://twitter.com/jundat jun datinguinoo

    Art, freedom of expression and everything else, just to defend this one misguided soul. He chose to express his art by being insensitive to a great majority of Christians and so it’s their right as well to be equally insensitive to his belief in his art. Defacing and vandalizing his works is just an expression by those he offended.

  • Anonymous

    Yong mukha ng mga MACACAPAL-ARROVO ang baboyin niyo at hindi ang rebolto ni jesus christ….

  • Rey Doroja

    noon ko pa hinahamon ang mga tagapagtanggol ni cruz pasikat: i-volunteer niyo miyembro ng pamilya niyo  para sa kanyang nude paintings na may nakasukbit na kung ano ano. o ipabukaka ninyo ang nanay ninyo at ipe-paint niya.tingnan natin kung liberal nga kayo at tunay na may aesthetic sense. marami feeling liberal porket medyo naiiba,pero ang gusto lang talaga ay maiba.mga pekeng liberal minded. walang pinagkaiba yang pekeng art na yan doon sa mga nakikita sa ilalim ng tulay na mga ini-ispray. meron pala, maraming nagpauto kay sa obra ni mideo cruz.daming artist kuno,feeling lang naman pala.

  • Anonymous

    losing now the cory magic?  here comes imeldific power…

  • Anonymous

    SUSMARYOSEP!  Sinipa noon palabas sa bayan tapos ngayon pinapahalgahan na na parang santa.  sino?  Si Imelda Quoracot, the orig mandarambong.  Nakakakilabot….tapos magtataka pa ang mga Pinoy kung bakit hindi umusad-usad ang bayan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dhon-Buenavista/100000846373848 Dhon Buenavista

      hindi umuusad kasi instead na mag-isip kayo ng ikakaganda sa bayan natin, puro kabalastugan naiisip nyo. May isang Artist pa pinagmayabang ang nakikita at natutunan nya sa ibat-ibang bansa napuntahan nya. hahaha. Lewdness ang natutunan.

      • Anonymous

        Balderdash!!!

      • Anonymous

        SUSMARYOSEP!  Sinipa noon palabas sa bayan tapos ngayon pinapahalgahan na na parang santa.  sino?  Si Imelda Quoracot, the orig mandarambong.  Nakakakilabot….tapos magtataka pa ang mga Pinoy kung bakit hindi umusad-usad ang bayan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        sino bang nagsabing pinapahalagahan sya na bilang santa? i think the reason kung bakit hindi tayo umunlad eh dahil hindi makamove-on. lesson learned.

      • Anonymous

        Itindihin mo ng mabuti ang binabasa mo para hindi ka nalilito sa pagtatanong mo, kabayan.  Kung sino ang nagsabing panapahalagahan ng BILANG santa ay wala akong alam.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it nice that the priests worked with a remnant of the Dictatorship to suppress freedom of expression? You got to commend them for their stratagem. On to book burning! Bravo CBCP!  

  • Anonymous

    The flag at the CCP symbolized “KKK”—katotohanan, kabutihan and kagandahan—or “the true, the good and the beautiful.” Now I know. Thanks the news.

  • http://twitter.com/sirjopz sir jopz

    Anong klaseng gobyerno ito, pati ang Diyos sinasama sa paghihiganti! Ito ba ang paraan para ma-divert ang atensyon ng mga tao na wala silang magandang plano para sa bayan hanggang ngayon kung hindi habulin ang lahat may kaugnayan sa nakaraan administrasyon? Ilan pa kaya ang mamamatay sa kanilang paghihiganti……

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BWW4DQ56M5S47UEC4C34OTQWYM Redivico

      koyaaa… mukhang naliligaw ka ng topic… ang pinagsasabi mo??? may sapi kaba ni mideo cruz sa utak koyaaaa???? jejeje… alng kwentang komento….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    Thanks a lot….Now,we can have peace of mind !…..How’s my Prayer reddfrog !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6MQBTOXNKN3LP47NGTZ5M2DODE Cav Cav

    Did I read it right! This exhibit was organized by a group from UST? Strange. I reserve my comments though until I see the exhibits. But this is a bit odd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edwin.locquiao Edwin Bongolan Locquiao

    `Thank yoU so much Hon. BAGATSING AND HON. MARCOS FOR DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THAT ISSUE AT THE CCP. THAT ACTION i WAS EXPECTING FROM PNOY, BUT NONE AT ALL. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSBNZB3TEKHJE5A74STZTTUHC4 ed0408

    This shows the kind of inept management we have at CCP. They can’t even think what is morally right and wrong but has to be prodded by other people. They should have asked themselves if they want their pictures to be desecrated in public. If they answer yes, then hold a public show with their desecrated faces first rather than other people’s. All in the guise of being an artist. How about trying to desecrate the Muslim religion. I bet this people doesn’t have the balls to do it. FIRE THE CCP MANAGEMENT.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F54VUDPX3E6BQCUR5E3CG3SJMA Jonas

    Ika nga, pagtalunan na lahat wag lang relihiyon.  Walang bastusan!  It is pathetic that the board of CCP approved the exhibit of such devil-driven art.  I think they are actually “bored” of their jobs.  Have delicadeza in your souls.  You should all resign whatever religion you are in.  Yes, for the first time I agreed with Mrs. Marcos.  Sana naman, she would look deeper into her soul and see further the poor Filipinos whose sufferings were mostly caused by their regime.  She does not need to see devil-driven art to be moved and do something right.  Just take a ride in your expensive vehicle and see Tondo, Payatas, wherever.  The people you would see there are images of God as well, who, like the art that you saw, were also mocked by the art of your greed, treason, theft, etc.  While your soul still houses in your flesh, there is still time.  Have a heart, a real one.

  • Anonymous

    Nakialam ang Babaeng Demonita na Corrupt hahaha!  Akala mo kung sinong santo!!!  hahaha

  • Anonymous

    Bagatsing and Imelda……….pareho din naman yung binabastos ang imahe at nangongomisyon sa mga govt. project….di ba Bagatsing?  Parehong mortal sin.  TINGIN MUNA SA SALAMIN, mga kwan!!! hahaha

    • Anonymous

      TUMPAK!

  • Anonymous

    Dun ka sa bahay mo mag exhibit Mr. Cruz…wag kang pasikat hindi ka na sisikatan ng araw. KUPAL ka. 

  • Anonymous

    Hoy, Mideo Cruz, ano akala mo sa sarili mo artist ka.  Yun ginawa mo hindi art yun, pambababoy yun.  Ano kaya kung yun mga [pictures ng pamilya mo e babuyin din namin. Eto naman CCP, bakit pinayagan ilagay yun mga kababuyan dun, hindi siruro marunong tumingin sa pagkakaiba ng ART at PAMBABABOY.

    • Dino Albert

       noel…what do you expect….yung dalawang taga-CCP, ang isa ay bakla, ang isa ay atheist. Then yung pekeng artist is also an atheist…or bakla din. Pinagsama yung tatlo na yan…alam mo na ang resulta

  • Herbert Oliveros

    Peace

  • Anonymous

    Paraphrasing religious historian Karen Armstrong: If your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, or self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God’s name, what you learned was bad theology. Judging from most of the comments here, many Filipinos are still in the Middle Ages, in the time of the Inquisition. And no wonder, if they learned their religion from the parochial minds that enforce dogma and run the show at most religious groups. 
    Still from Karen Armstrong: “I tremble for our world, where, in the smallest ways,we find it impossible…to find room for ‘the other’ in our minds.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

    the freedom of expression, like any other right should not be exercised with reckless and wanton disregard for morality and decency. The exercise of a right has its limits too and that is when such exercise offends the rights of other. That’s why the State has police power. To control and regulate the  exercise of right to avoid anarchy. I bet u didn’t come across those when u did ur “RESEARCH”

    • http://www.facebook.com/tony.kalabasa Tony Kalabasa

      morality and decency? are you sure the RCC/CBCP represents morality and decency?!?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        It’s not the RCC nor the CBCP who represents morality. Its the people themselves. Open your eyes buddy. It’s not just the church who are up in arms against this exhibits but the people themselves. Then you would call them ignorant? Look at yourself first.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OVGQOX6ZM534YIKBKXHROMNQJE raul

    mga artist pala ito ng UST, wala bang comment from the said pontifical university? Aba mga taga-UST, kabastusan na ba ang mga subject ninyo diyan. Puede po bang wag bigyan ng diploma ang mga involve sa kalaswaan sa “art”?

  • Anonymous

    Religious is not synonymous to being moral. Wag natin ipilit sa ibang tao ang morality ng ating religion. As long as hindi illegal sa batas, kelangan maging tolerant tayo sa freedom of expression ng ibang tao. Being offensive is subjective. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7QTYKO7F57WFJORQANVV5VMC6E Pacoy Titoy

      Gawin mo sa muslim yan, patay ka na ngayon. Tanga ka pala eraser99, freedom of expression nilalagay yan sa lugar. BJ mo na lang ARI ni mideo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

    Maybe by your twisted conscience and morality, you would consider this art. But for the many who possesses acceptable morality and decency, this is sacrilege and seriously offensive to religious feelings.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tony.kalabasa Tony Kalabasa

      religious feelings is not sacred. think taliban.

      • Anonymous

        You have an appropriate surname if you think this way. The right to free speech does not carry with it an absolute right to insult others and to provoke righteous anger. There is a limit to every right. The reason why there is so much violence in the world today is because there are some among us who do not respect the right of others. If you cannot understand the difference between the ideology and behavior of Taliban with the need for sensible restraint so as not to unduly provoke others then you need to re-educate yourself.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    Ang tragedy niyan ay si Imelda pa ang naging bida. Mali na nga ang pambababoy na pekeng art. Tumahimik pa ang mga dapat na kumilos, mga obispo, mga tunay na artist. Sinong matinong artist ang nagsalita para itayo ang tamang art. Wala mga duwag! Baliktad na talaga ang mundo. si Imelda pa sa kahulihan ang naging bida. Nakinig ang CCP kay Imelda at sinunod, hindi ang mga taong bayan. Wlanghiya!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZZ7A3IWDW7IAGPOOQIEWREXLI ferdinandl

    mideo and the board of ccp are the same. Iba na ang art nila ngyn! Dapt pagawan sila billboard n may ari sa mukha then paskil sa EDSA! Cguro happy sila kasi sa kanila iyon ang    ART  cute

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    Alam na natin kung ano ang magkakasamang art. Si Raul Sunico ay protege ni Imelda. Ano ngayon Medeo ay masasabi mo. Kampon ka pala ni Imelda. Kunyari critic ka ng simbahan. Macriticize mo kaya ang patron mong si Imelda? Hindi syempre, Pekeng art, Pekeng CCP.  Pekeng Medeo. Cruz ka pa naman, Medeo (my god ) ka pa naman. Demonyo pala.

    • Anonymous

      nilo naman kaya nga medeo eh, medy medyo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZZ7A3IWDW7IAGPOOQIEWREXLI ferdinandl

    kung ganong bakit di mo subukan lagyan ng ari ang mukha ni mohammed at ilagay mo sa gate ng bahay nyo para malaman mo yang  sinsabi mo tolerant! pasalmat ka medyo tolerant pa nga katoliko dito at di pinsabog si madeo pati board ng ccp 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      tama ka pre, i dare him to make an art using islam, tingnan natin kung di ka matulad sa danish cartoonist na na isyuhan ng FATWA na kailangan ka ng patayin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    Tignan nga natin kung tutoong artist si Medeo. Ngayon ka magprotesta, na tinanggal ang artwork mo. Kung tatahimik ka ngayon na si Imelda ang nagpatanggal ang art mo, peke ka kung tatahimik ka. Kung tahimik ka ibig sabihin kampon ka ni Imelda and therefore peke ka. Isang suhol ka lang pala. Duwag ka pala, Tapang mo nuon, ngayon para kang kuting tameme.

  • Anonymous

    ANG PROBLEMA DITO SA PILIPINAS, LAHAT NG TAO AKALA NIYO KATOLIKO.

    Yung mga nang-vandal sa gawa ni Mideo Cruz, pumasok sa isang art gallery tapos nanira ng gawa. Eh kung kami kaya pumasok sa simbahan tapos manira ng altar? Ganun yung katumbas ng gnawa nung mga vandals sa CCP.

    Kaya nga nasa CCP yung installation kasi yun ang venue para sa mga taong may malawak na kaisipan para pag-aralan ang sinasabi ng isang work of art.

    Sa totoo lang, ang kakapal ng mukha noong mga sobrang nagpapaapekto sa exhibit na ito pero kung titignan naman yung mga sarili nila, mas makasalanan pa kaysa dun sa mismong gumawa nung art.

    Kung sa gawa pa lang ni Mideo nasho-shock na kayo ano pa kaya kung makita niyo yung mga gawa nila John Feodorov, Kiki Smith at iba pang international artists? Mamamatay na kayo sa gulat dahil sa intensity ng mga gawa nila? Kawawa naman kayo.

    • Anonymous

      clo111 sige na subukin mo pumasok ka at manira,an dami mong ekek mga art art mo,mga kiki smith ng ina mo , isama mo nanay mo at ng makiki smith sya ulol,puro ka salita,kaya naghihrap pilipinas dahil sa katulad ninyong mga paduda , gamitin ninyo ang talino kuno ninyo sa pagtulong sa mahihirap ,sa masa hindi yung mga paduda na marami kayong alam sa art na nakaka bastos.maiintindihan ba ng isang taong hndi nakatapos man lang ng grade school yang pinageekek mo, gamitin mo ang isip mo kung pano maiaangat buhay nila gungung, sabagay di mo naman ito maiisip dahil mapangaping kaisipan meron ka basta ayos ka  lang  walang pakialam kung meron na nasagasaan

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZZ7A3IWDW7IAGPOOQIEWREXLI ferdinandl

      may sira din ulo mo! kunwari matalino bobo k/ eh di gawin mo manira ka. banta ka!  tanga

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BDKDA4PBJULTTOZCJFQLWQQJYM Pinoy Ako

      work of art? work of a Crazy Stup id fake artist who likes penises! What freedom in CCP. are they talking about even hurting the feelings of thier fellow men?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      ANG PROBLEMA SA PAG IISIP MO, HINDI LANG NAMAN KATOLIKO ANG MAY MORALIDAD SA MUNDO

      Hindi lang naman mga Katoliko ang na offend at nabastusan sa tinatawag nyo na art. Maging Muslim, Protestante, Born Again, Iglesia ni Cristo at kung anu pa mang relihiyon na nandyan ay mababastusan sa tinatawag nyo na art na ito. Lahat ng tao, kahit siguro ang taong walang Diyos ay may moralidad.

      Hindi naman ung pambababoy sa mga religious articles lag ang ikinagagalit ng mga tao, kung hindi ang pambababoy at pambabastos sa mga articles  na sumisimbolo sa Diyos at paniniwala ng tao. Hindi lang pambabastos kay Hesu Kristo ang ginawa ng art na iyan kung hindi ang pambabastos sa Diyos at sa kahit na anong sumisimbolo ng Diyos sa iba’t ibant relihiyon.

      Naniniwala ako na kahit san mang lugar, eh hindi dapat payagan ang walang habas na pambabastos sa moralidad at relihiyosong pakiramdam. Kahit iyan pa ay sa simbahan, sa CCP, o kahit sa lansangan pa man.

      At hindi porket mga international artist na ang mga tinukoy mo, ibig sabihin ay tama na ang pinag gagawa nila.

    • Dino Albert

      Ah actually ikaw ang kawawa…unang una bakit? Kse tapos na ang walang kwentang art nyo. Pangalawa wala kang alam at di mo alam pinagsasabi mo. Doon sa comparison mo sa simbahan at sa CCP…..malinaw na wala kang alam o nagkukunwari lang na may alam. Ang labo mo chong.

      Ang simbahan ay para sa Katoliko, although it is open to the public still it is built intended for the Catholics…Catholics ang nag-mamayari nun. Ngayon kung pumasok ka sa simbahan at may hindi ka nagustuhan at sisirain mo, aba eh sira ulo ka nga…hwag kang pumasok doon kung di ka Katoliko at ayaw mo ang makikita mo doon at wala kang karapatan na sirain kung ano meron dun.

      Ngayon ang CCP is for the public, for everyone…muslim, buddhist, chritians, atheist man…hindi exlcusive na para sa inyo lang. Siguro kung masasabi mo na ang CCP is built for atheist only, eh may point ka pa dyan sa comparison mo at wala ngang karapatan ang iba na hindi atheist na magreklamo. Kaso chong hindi eh…..mali ka eh. CCP was not built for and not owned by atheists only eh. Gets mo na?

      Tsk tsk talaga naman may mga twisted talaga sa lipunan natin. O eh sino ngayon ang kawawa? Di ba ikaw dahil mali ang akala mo?

      Saka isa pa….parang ako lang yata nakapansin…serious ba kayo na art yung ginawa nya sa CCP? Para lang syang isang dingding ng isang estudyante sa boarding room nya eh na kung ano ano dinidikit sa dingding….art na yun? Sus. Well art nga siguro sa kanya yun at di ko mapigilan ang taste nya…pero sana dun nalang nya yun gawin sa kwarto nya sa bahay nya….ginawang basura ang CCP eh. :)

    • Dino Albert

       Ah actually ikaw ang kawawa…unang una bakit? Kse tapos na ang walang
      kwentang art nyo. Pangalawa wala kang alam at di mo alam pinagsasabi mo.
      Doon sa comparison mo sa simbahan at sa CCP…..malinaw na wala kang
      alam o nagkukunwari lang na may alam. Ang labo mo chong.

      Ang simbahan ay para sa Katoliko, although it is open to the public
      still it is built intended for the Catholics…Catholics ang
      nag-mamayari nun. Ngayon kung pumasok ka sa simbahan at may hindi ka
      nagustuhan at sisirain mo, aba eh sira ulo ka nga…hwag kang pumasok
      doon kung di ka Katoliko at ayaw mo ang makikita mo doon at wala kang
      karapatan na sirain kung ano meron dun.

      Ngayon ang CCP is for the public, for everyone…muslim, buddhist,
      chritians, atheist man…hindi exlcusive na para sa inyo lang. Siguro
      kung masasabi mo na ang CCP is built for atheist only, eh may point ka
      pa dyan sa comparison mo at wala ngang karapatan ang iba na hindi
      atheist na magreklamo. Kaso chong hindi eh…..mali ka eh. CCP was not
      built for and not owned by atheists only eh. Gets mo na?

      Tsk tsk talaga naman may mga twisted talaga sa lipunan natin. O eh sino ngayon ang kawawa? Di ba ikaw dahil mali ang akala mo?

      Saka isa pa….parang ako lang yata nakapansin…serious ba kayo na art
      yung ginawa nya sa CCP? Para lang syang isang dingding ng isang
      estudyante sa boarding room nya eh na kung ano ano dinidikit sa
      dingding….art na yun? Sus. Well art nga siguro sa kanya yun at di ko
      mapigilan ang taste nya…pero sana dun nalang nya yun gawin sa kwarto
      nya sa bahay nya….ginawang basura ang CCP eh. :)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/VN3ELWD4SVC4Z6LLU464QNIEIE Jeanie Lyn

    kahit anong negative reaction ang sabihin nyo laban kay Imelda Marcos, it doesn’t change the fact na sya ang nakapagpahinto ng devilish exhibit ni M.Cruz, hindi kayo or kung sino mang politiko na pinapanigan nyo… grow up! paano magbabagong buhay ang killer kung lagi mo binibilang ang mga pinatay nya… kapag masamang tao kaba wala ka ng karapatang gumawa ng mabuti? or hindi mo na pedeng pasalamatan sa kabutihang ginawa mo? kung sino ang walang kasalanan, sya ang unang bumato…

    • http://twitter.com/amaqsy Ana Q. Sy-quia

      Maraming maraming mamamayan ang tumutol at sumulat laban sa exhibit ni M. Cruz. Kahit na mga kilalang columnista pero ito ay hindi binigyan pansin ng mga officials ng CCP. Marami silang excuse kung bakit nila pinatili ang exhibit. Hindi nila binigyan ng halaga ang maraming umalma pero isang salita lang ni Imelda Marcos kumilos sila at tinanggal ang exhibit. Inulit lang naman ni Imelda Marcos ang nasabi na ng karamihan bakit inantay pa nila na si Imelda Marcos ang magsalita? Di parang ibinida pa nila si Imelda. Nakakahiya sila!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZZ7A3IWDW7IAGPOOQIEWREXLI ferdinandl

    Magaling b na artist itong si Emily Abrera! Sabi nya kasi Art daw ung ginawa ni Madeo!  Mukhang baliw sa TV, siguro super Genius sa Art, kaya iba ang nakikita nya sa art ni madeo pang world class 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    Eto namang CCP, Artwork daw kaya hindi tinatanggal . E bakit pag si Imelda na ay kumakaripas kayo ng luhod. Ano kayang utak itong mga taga CCP. Akala namin e criniticize niyo ang makalumang pananaw ng simbahan, Kayo pala ang makalumang lumuluhod sa regimeng nagpahirap sa Pilipino. Nagmamatigas kayo sa sigaw ng taumbayan, ngayon si Imelda ay para kayong mga tuta at kuting na nakaluhod at umaamen.Mga artists ba ang tawag diyan? Kung hindi magprotesta si Medeo sa nangyari pagsara ay pekeng mga artists ng UST pala ang mga iyan. TANGGALIN ANG MGA MGT NG CCP. MGA PEKE, MGA DUWAG, MGA TUTA NI IMELDA. KALABAN NG TUNAY NA BAYAN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      pre try mo din kaya magmove on kay imelda? matagal na din tapos ang usapan tungkol kay imelda, history has already judge her. EPIC ka magsalita pre.. EPIC..  FAIL..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R4FSSFZGYNKMQNAZWENRWNNXGY Anna mirasol Rodriguez

    Naku, magagalit si Dr. Jose rizal, dito sya galit na galit sa religious oppression. asan na yung pinaglaban ni Rizal dati na freedom. nakakalungkot parang panahon parin tayo ng kastila..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      No we are not. We are now in the modern time wherein one’s exercise of right should also respect the right of the others.  That’s one of the pillars of a civilized society

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R4FSSFZGYNKMQNAZWENRWNNXGY Anna mirasol Rodriguez

        di ba right din ni Mideo nya yung expression nya sa art. they should have respected that. ;)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        yes right din nya yun, but When you exercise freedom without restraints, you border as an
        anarchist.

      • Karen Sarte

        he can express his art in the confines of his private room for his private viewing and say a select people who appreciates his art. freedom of expression should be exercised with responsibility and that it also respects the rights and beliefs of others.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

        hihi! kahit isubo ni medio ang penis nya sayo karapatan nyo rin yun! loL, basta dun kayo sa banyo, hindi sa CCP na pinopondohan ng gobyerno! kuha mo? ;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    BILIB PA RIN AKO SA MGA TAGA U.P. HINDI SA U.S.T. Mga tunay na artists, marunong bumanat marunong makibaka. Hinding hindi aamen kay Imelda, hindi hipokrito, tunay na nakikinig sa taumbayan, hindi mga mapagkunwaring nagproprotesta, mga konyong pekeng artists kuno. 

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Ano na Mideo Cruz? May hihilingin lang akong pabor sa iyo. Gusto ko sanang gawin sa iyo ang “art” ng tulad ng ginawa mo at ipinalandakan sa CCP. Hindi ito masyadong malaswa (sana) picture mo na hubad at labas ang ari na mas maliit pa sa hintuturo mo. Pati na rin ang pamilya mo, lahat naked, pagagandahin ko pero tipong make-believe ang panlalarawan na lilikhain ko. Payag ka?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    When you exercise freedom without restraints, you border as an
    anarchist.
    -Taga_ilogrph

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    Ang bottom line na nangyari ay mga UST artists ay mga peke. Tuwang tuwa ang mga taga UP. Lumabas sa wakas ang pagkapeke ng mga konyong mga makalumang artists ng UST. Gumising na kayo. Tiyempo pa kayo ng kastila, palibhasa mga makalumang dominicano ang mga amo nyo na gusto nyong labanan. Matagal ng tapos ang issue na yan. Bumanat kayo sa mga nangyayari ngayon tungkol sa bayan, Tularan nyo ang mga taga UP.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      tularan mga peyups? na ano? may pagkacommunista? matagal ng tapos ang usapan tungkol sa komunista.

      • Anonymous

        tony luna korek ka dyan mga napagiwanan na ng panahon yang mga komunista he he he mga salot sa bayan ang mge bwesit ,mga manloloko mga bandido ha ha ha

  • Anonymous

    Now it can be said (by the artist) the lower head rule the upper head.

    That is what the artist opinion who conveyed thru artistic creation of the Phallus hanging over the cross symbolizes power.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

      hihi! Yes, he (mediopenis) can say that to HIMSELF! loL! His lower head rules the upper head because aside from being a HATER, he also used his c0ck in convincing his upper head that those TRASH are actually “art” ROFL! Same goes with ALL who thinks like mideo! all of you can now cut your penis and stitch it in your nose! ahihihi! ;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7QTYKO7F57WFJORQANVV5VMC6E Pacoy Titoy

    Satanic Conspiracy yan! Si Mideo, CCP, pro-rh bill congressmen/solon at Gobyerno ni Pnoy. Mga kampon lahat ni satanas. Sa salaping kikitain, ipinagbili kay satanas ang mga kaluluwa. Offshoot sa Firmed Catholic stand against Demonic RH Bill. Kaya sinasabotaje nila! This is now a battle between Good and Evil! Darating din ang araw na mangingibabaw ang kabutihan sa kasamaan! ITAGA NYO SA BATO!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BCV2YTRFVA3YOVMAN2A4RFHBM markx

      too much naman ginawa ni cruz. tho at least cruz is not a religious personality.

      using other medium, ginagawa rin yan ng mga priests and obispos.

  • Anonymous

    Ang dami naman magandang work of art bakit yung pang ari ng tao ang nilagay sa mukha ni Jesus. Is this a work of art? Pwede pa sana the “ari” was isolated and displayed all by itself. Idinikit sa mukha…how do you interpret this kind of art?

  • Anonymous

    i don’t see anything wrong with imelda’s intervention. she might have done this country wrong, nagulat ng ako s sinabi nyang this is a offense to human rights, eh sino ba ang numero unong violator noon?  pero tama naman yun sinabi nya about the installation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R4FSSFZGYNKMQNAZWENRWNNXGY Anna mirasol Rodriguez

    double standard talaga kayo. read da vinci code.. mas grabe pa yan sa ginawa ni mideo.  naging best seller pa. tsk tsk.. bakit dyan wala kau pakialam?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      walang pakialam? ang alam ko uminit din ang topic na the da vinci code nuon, better review your facts, kaya nga sya naging best seller kasi pinagusapan sya.

    • Anonymous

      Did you really read the book? :|

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001852991728 Cant Escape

      Anna mirasol, medyo napapansin ko, mali-mali na ang mga komento mo.

      Dun sa sinabi mong da vinci code, di mo ba alam ang reaction ng mga Christians tungkol dun? Hindi mo ba alam na yung movie nun ay binatikos din?

  • I_Kibot

    anung freedom of expression sinasabi nu? anung art art sinasabi nu? oo, peru hindi inaabuso. demonyo lang ang puede makapagisip ng ganyan. kahit sabihin natin dika naniniwala sa Dios peru may puso at isip ka na magsasabi kung ano ang tama o mali. kaya lang pag dika naniniwala malamang madali kang maimpluesyahan ni taning. kayong lahat na sumasangayon kay Mideo cruz mga demonyo nga kayo!

    • Anonymous

      Amen, SATANAS. Ikaw ng matuwid at walang bahid dungis.

      • I_Kibot

        ang lakas ng loob gawin niyan dahil alam nu vandalism at batikos lang aabutin nu. bat di nu subukan gawin yan kay Prophet Muhammed tingnan natin yong art art nu. at tsaka makita at masukat narin din ung panindigan nu sa art art nu. sige nga?

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      • Anonymous

        Eh bopol naman pala ang comparison mo eh. Mga inerrantist ang mga sinasabi mo na gumagamit ng relihiyon para ma justify yung marahas nilang gawi. Eh me tendency ka bang maging theo inerrantist? Pwede rin namang maglagay ka ng bomba sa katawan mo at punta ka sa CCP, sumigaw ka ng praise the lord sabay detonate ng bomba. Cute di ba?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R4FSSFZGYNKMQNAZWENRWNNXGY Anna mirasol Rodriguez

    have seen movies representing murders and killings? di ba pambabastos din yan sa moralidad at norm ng human. nasa 10 commanments pa nga yan. bakit ano ginagawa nyo tungkol dito?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

      hihi, isa ka pang saksakan ng TANGA! ipinapakita lang sa mga pelikula ang mga patayan na tutuo namang nangyayari sa lipunan! Ano naman ang koneksyon nun sa PAMBABABOY ng isang grupo sa pananampalataya ng iba??? hihi, basta ka lang makapagsalita ng wala namang kwenta! loL! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerardo-Mangubat/100002580062071 Gerardo Mangubat

    Finally… Thank you Imelda Marcos.

    I will not again engage in a debate with people here who claim they understand (intelligently?) the concept of FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION but are obviously DUMB enough to understand the meaning of RESPECT and SENSITIVITY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joakim-Liwanag/100002743640656 Joakim Liwanag

    e talaga naman palang kakaiba ang pamunuan ng ccp eh…. akalain mo kay imelda lang pala sila makikinig ……how ironic ……..hahahaha…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerardo-Mangubat/100002580062071 Gerardo Mangubat

      Well sabi ng report e she FOUNDED CCP 40 years ago. Hehehe. So her voice in the CCP probably bears a valuable tag for the current CCP Administration.

  • Anonymous

    I never thought I would say this; Thank you very much Mrs. Imelda Marcos. For the sake of art does not mean that an artist is licensed to do anything.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    When you exercise freedom without restraints, you border as an anarchist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001852991728 Cant Escape

    Tama si Bagatsing at si Imelda. Masama ang kaisipan ng taong may gawa nito. Alam ni Mideo Cruz na walang ganda at walang kabutihang idudulot ang mga gawa nya. Ginawa lang nya yun para bastusin ang paniniwala ng mga kristiyano. 

    Freedom should be exercised responsibly. Do not abuse it.

  • Anonymous

    i’ve read dan brown’s book as well as the movie. it never shooked my faith.  magkaiba ata sila ng issue dito.

  • Anonymous

    What was PNoy thinking? Buti pa si Imelda, she made a stand on this issue. Si PNoy hugas kamay sa isyu parang si Pontius Pilate lang. Mahiya ka naman sa Nanay mo hoy! Cory will not let anything like this happen. PNoy is already guilty for a lot of sins of omission. Iwas pusoy lagi ayaw manindigan parang di presidente. People with low self-esteem normally don’t make a stand on issues bec they avoid confrontation, which is very much like PNoy. He should remember that he got elected bec of his parents and not for anything else. Is this the kind of culture Filipinos represent? Is this how we are going to spend taxpayer’s money? Hindi ba parte ng tuwid na daan ang panagutin and mga nambababoy ng kultura natin gamit pa ang pera ng bayan?

  • Anonymous

    CCP capitulated to the clerico-fascist elements and their marauding herds. Horay! Ang malala ay ang walang kahit na anong K na magsalita about right and freedom na si Imelda Marcos pang nakisawsaw. E walang kasukat sa laswa yung Martial Law na kinulambong nila sa bayan natin na nagdulot ng matinding hirap at pighati sa atin. Ni hindi pa nga nila inaamin ang kanilang kasalanan eh. Malayo at matagal pa talaga ang lalakbayin ng ating lipunan sa larangan ng sining at lalung lalo na sa usapin ng tolerance.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      Ok na sa akin na we are lagging behind in arts and tolerance… At least, we have fierce defenders of morality and decency.. We haven’t been totally overtaken by western influences.

      • Anonymous

        Do you know what you just admitted?!!! Let’s discount art for instance as we as a nation is still lagging behind, but TOLERANCE?!!! And you think tolerance is only a monopoly of western society? Do you have any idea what tolerence means? Tolerence is an integral substance of freedom and democracy. Meaning, we may or may not agree with a particular position whether they belong to the minority nor the majority but their rights to expressed them are respected and guarenteed and each of their position/s are not forced nor coerced on each other. Meaning, we must agree to disagree. Besides, morality and decency are like shifting sands. What is right today may become wrong tomorrow in the same way that what may be wrong today will become tomorrow. But, TOLERANCE are like granite.

  • Rey Doroja

    siguro dating vandal yan sa lugar nila o sa iskwelahan niya.
    pwede ba lagyan ng ari ng kabayo ang mukha ng pamilya niyan at i-post sa facebook.yun ang tamang art.
    yung mga tagapagtanggol niyan, inuulit ko hamon ko: ipabukaka ninyo ang nanay ninyo,buhayin ninyo kung patay na, at ipa-paint ninyo sa pekeng artist na yan.tapos ikalat niyo sa facebook.diyan ako bibilib na liberal nga kayo at artistic na “daring” kahit peke.

  • Anonymous

    The artist already got what he wanted. He touched a nerve, got a reaction, and revealed something about the religious. He’s probably laughing at all this.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      Not just a nerve. And being condemned by a lot of people doesn’t seem funny to me.

      • Anonymous

        Being condemned isn’t. He has to accept the consequences. But getting a reaction is to a lot of artists a good thing. It shows that your work has influence. If people just called it a sacrilegious piece and chose to ignore it, he might think of it as a failure. If this were some sort of social experiment, I think he was successful. Even if the entire show was closed.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        i agree but not at the cost of offending public morals and decency, as well as religious feelings.

    • Anonymous

      i agree. I think he’s trolling, and is winning pretty hard at it. Look at all the butthurt he generated.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000602396565 Evangeline Jo Kimber

      He certainly did.

  • Anonymous

    I am not an artist but I appreciate artworks. I appreciate very much the works of Amorsolo, Manansala, Ang Kiukok and many more. But I do not find any trace of art with the one that is exhibited by M. Cruz. What is he trying to do?  Is he trying to make a breakthrough? I’m sure he knew quite well that many, if not most of the devout catholics will be offended for what he has done. What for? Is this not another form of sadism?

  • Anonymous

    This is a good move, for a time ART has been redefined to rot by these peeps claiming themselves an artist. Such a shame to the culture and the very nature of Art. Thanks to Imelda who has been known for her superb taste worldwide and expressing concern to WHAT IS ART and PROPRIETY.  Disintegration has never been an art and it’s  an insult for these people to use CCP in their insanity. If I I had a child who wanted to be an artist, I’d never enroll him to UST.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7V3LRKVRNZAHKZKPRLAFIJXA5E Ming Mow

    artist daw si Mideo Cruz. tambay lang yan dito sa may kanto sa min nanglalake may HIV na ata yan ka p pick up ng mga totoy.

  • Rey Doroja

    kala ko ba freedom of expression,bakit nireport yata ako ng mga pro-fake artist Cruz dito. talo kasi sa mga argumento.

  • http://raggster.wordpress.com raggster

    I’ll agree that Mideo Cruz’ displays were sacrilegious, but is sacrilege a crime? Does anyone actually have a legal basis to have the display closed down? It seems to me that the religious fascists are focused more on the imagery than on the message – which was precisely one of the criticisms Cruz had against our form of religiosity. At the end of it all, Mideo Cruz’s exhibit gets all the exposure even while shut down, and rabid Catholic crusaders wind up looking like anti-free speech hate mongers. Who’s getting the upper hand on whom? =/

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

       It’s not just Catholics who are up in arms against the exhibit. Please don’t be so naive and widen your point of view

      • http://raggster.wordpress.com raggster

        Then let me rephrase myself: “…rabid religious crusaders wind up looking like anti-free speech hate mongers. Who’s getting the upper hand on whom? =/” Happy? I hope you are, because it doesn’t change the point. Kindly take your own advice.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        Free speech meets its limitation when it offends morals, decency and religious feelings as well. One doesn’t have to be a “religious crusader” to know what’s distasteful or morally wrong.. And being critical doesn’t necessarily make one a “hate-monger”. Please get rid of your being stereotypical coz it just makes you more naive.

      • Anonymous

        But in this case, who is making the judgment? Imelda Marcos and her few thousand shoes?

      • http://raggster.wordpress.com raggster

        Free speech has clearly defined limits in civil and case law. Offense against religious feelings, outside the context of a religious ceremony or of a place of worship, is not one of them. If it were otherwise true, then every single religion preaching that every other religious group is the wrong/false religion would be in violation of this. That cannot be the case. As for “offends morals/decency,” there are thresholds for that, and religious standards are not among those thresholds, since we live in a secular country.

        Second, you are right in saying that being critical doesn’t necessarily make one a “hate-monger”", which is why I qualified my statement with “rabid.” Meaning I am not referring to those who merely criticize Mideo’s work; I am referring to those who go out of their way to make this a bigger deal than it really is (Imelda, I’m looking at you).

        Mideo had an idea, he expressed it, albeit in ways that many of us might find “distasteful or morally wrong.” Is the solution to give him more exposure, more media mileage? Or perhaps, rather than focus on the “abhorrent” nature of his work, we can ignore it completely and attack his message/criticism instead? I think this would have been the better alternative, kesa pinatulan pa yung imagery nung exhibit, doon tuloy nalagay yung focus.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        point taken

      • Anonymous

        Ang dami mong paikot-ikot raggster…tapos na…close down na…kahit ano pa sabihin mong meaning sa art kuno ni Cruz… pangbabastos pa rin yong sa paniniwala naming mga katoliko…kaya tam na…

      • http://raggster.wordpress.com raggster

        “Naming mga Katoliko?” Excuse me, Katoliko din ako. Kahit mali yung ginawa ni Cruz, hindi tama na ipasara ang exhibit niya dahil lang ayaw natin ang ginawa niya. We live in a democracy, not a theocracy.

      • http://twitter.com/Meistergakuen Paolo Panganiban

        kung katoliko ka at tinotolerate mo na lagyan ang Panginoon nten nang ganung bagay sa muka e anung klaseng katoliko ka ha?

      • http://raggster.wordpress.com raggster

        A Catholic with a clear sense of the limits of his own religion and religious beliefs. I never said it’s okay for Mideo to do that. I said, rather clearly, that we should have handled it differently, in a way that would NOT give him fame/infamy, and that would directly address his criticism instead of his poor use of imagery. That, and I clearly recall Jesus teaching us to offer the other cheek. Or baka nakalimutan mo lang yun. =)

      • shane oy

        kung naranasan mong tumira sa bansa n may theocracy di mo sasabihin yan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        brad, click mo reply at dun magpost ng comment para malalaman din ng lahat kung ano yung tinutukoy mo na comment.

    • shane oy

      never give up :)

      • Anonymous

        yah… they never give up…Peace to all…

  • http://www.facebook.com/penatbater Stephen Chan

    Isn’t this kinda the point? Maybe he’s saying that religion in this country has become so down-trodden that this is his current interpretation of Catholicism. To me, its only not considered art if it has no point at all. But even just a quick glance, you already know what he’s talking about. Yes it could be described as sacrilegious, but what may be disturbing (and what you guys may not come to accept) is that he probably feels Catholicism/Christianity/religion in this country has become sacrilegious to itself already, given the numerous issues surrounding, particularly, CBCP. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7V3LRKVRNZAHKZKPRLAFIJXA5E Ming Mow

      then you are free to go back to china and bring all your chinoy friends with yah! chink

    • Karen Sarte

      Bakit kinakailangang sa public place like CCP pa niya ipakita ang kanyang ‘current interpretation of Catholicism’? Not all people are like you who are ready to see his views. Even art films are screened and shown in select places with ratings to forewarn the public. Why not art pieces like these?

      • Anonymous

        Well if the piece is exhibited in a private gallery with warnings all over the place, do you think the Catholic Church will still complain?

      • Karen Sarte

        Probably not. But at least by showing it in a private gallery, he’d have the decency to let the public choose whether to view his thoughts of the Catholic Church or not.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, but the people can chose to go, or not go, to the CCP. There are also warning signs and people know what’s in it. The only source of contention perhaps is it’s a public place, not a private one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCEUSKKXRXXVWN6VMBRY7F43ZU Mangku Kulam

    Satanas, Demonyo tong Mideo Cruz nato, Dapat sayo sunugin…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSB6B6SPOODCGHXARN2PNFOI2U Mae Balesteros

    Ay naku

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSB6B6SPOODCGHXARN2PNFOI2U Mae Balesteros

    Pag piangsama ang images ni Imelda at mama Mary sa isang installation art? ano kaya magiging message nun?

  • Anonymous

    Ngayon…ano na ang masasabi nyo… kahit mayron tayong Freedom of expression.. pero may limitasyon din at be responsible of your action too and with RESPECT…yan ang tunay na FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION…

    Thank you very much… Mdm. MELDY…GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSB6B6SPOODCGHXARN2PNFOI2U Mae Balesteros

      sa bagay freedom of expression din ang magnakaw,

      • Anonymous

        Yahh….at saka art din yan sa iba kaya nga mahirap kasuhan dahil sabi nila “it’s just an art”…hehee… peace be with you…

    • Anonymous

      This coming from the wife of a dictator who raped and pillaged the country for 20 years, jailed and murdered activists, censored everything and made the entire country the laughingstock of Asia. Yes thank you very much MELDY…GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS….

      Kaya hindi umuulnlad ang Pilipinas. Ginahasa ka na nga, nagpapasalamat ka pa.

      • Anonymous

        Hi reddfrog… good day…well…sorry na lang at may isang tao pala na kayang gawin yong pagpapahinto sa exhibit na yon sa CCP.. at dapat ay mag pasalamat tayo at naiwasan natin yong gulo at baka lalala pa at may masaktan…so whoever she is in the past or present.. nararapat lang siguro na magpapasalamat tayo..kung ikaw ay for peace…not inciting hatred…so peace be with you na…

      • Anonymous

        Of course as I said I always support what is legal. I am not defending Mideo’s art – to me that is irrelevant. Yun lang nga bakit naman galing pa kay Imeldific. The message is okay although I may disagree with it, but the messenger…….

        Unfortunately I do not think the Filipino public is intellectually mature enough to accept this kind of art.

      • Anonymous

        Alam mo.. most of the time kung mayron isang events na involve ang nakakarami…marami ding sasakay na politician jan…na nagkataon lang din si Meldy itong nag lakas loob na gagawa ng paraan…so ganon paman…magpapasalamat na rin tayo…ayaw rin namin ng gulo…marami na tayong problimang hinaharap huwag na nating dagdagan pa…peace…

  • Anonymous

    Shut up raggster or Medio Cruz…YOU LOOSE….tama na yong kabastosan mo…

  • Anonymous

    I hope someone asks CCP, Abrera or Sunico that if the art exhibit pokes fun at Islam, would they dare exhibit it? Well for sure they won’t fearing backlash/violence from Musilms. Christians are predominantly tolerant when it comes to this and CCP knows this, that’s why they allowed it. Saying that freedom of speech is guaranteed is nothing but pure bullshit.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jojo.tabalon Jojo Tabalon

    I think this artist misinterpreted that overwhelming pro-RH stand of Filipino as the start of a shift to anti-Catholic and anti-Christian thought among most Filipino. I’m very much pro-RH but I’m offended by what this “artist” did. I’m willing to bet that a poll among pro-RH people will show that many find this offensive as well. We may oppose the church on some issues, but we still consider ourselves Christians.

  • Anonymous

    Kung mga magulang, kapatid, asawa at anak kaya ni Mideo ang mabastos sa isang obra? Okay lang kaya sa kanya?

  • Anonymous

    Coming from Imelda Marcos – that’s a laugh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000430542057 Harold Bautista

      well that’s coming from the founder of the CCP, the National Arts Center, and whose daughter formed the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines, where art films were shown then

      • Anonymous

        That does not excuse the fact that it’s coming from the wife of a dictator. She’s not even an artist for crying out loud. The only reason she built the CCP (with taxpayer’s money) is because she has delusions of grandeur. As for her daughter: Ever heard of the word “Nepotism”? What artistic merit does she have?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CW375R72PNNPYQY3ZLDGZKTCU4 Anastacio

    The exhibit should be done in UST and not in CCP . Those artist came form UST

  • http://twitter.com/PatientZero Wyrmwood

    They still believe in the devil. LOL

  • Anonymous

    87% of Filipinos have committed the crime of stealing one
    way or another in their life …99% of Filipinos have lied one way or
    another….

    so legalized stealing …..for the majority of Filipino Catholics…
    so sanitized the wrong conduct of lying….for the majority of Filipino
    Catholics…

     

    NOYNOY is tuta nang GLBT community, Libarals and
    anti-Catholics…tuta kasi..
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000430542057 Harold Bautista

    Now Catholics should consider filing a class suit or adventurous,  attention-seeking people and bigots like Mideo would do it again again attacking people for their beliefs all in the name of arts and freedom of expression

    • Anonymous

      Yes – The Catholics should file a suit.
      Then the gays and lesbians should file a class action suit – for people making fun of them.
      Then the Muslims too for being portrayed as terrorists.
      Then the Chinoys, for being called “chinks” which is a derogatory and racist term

      In fact, let everyone feeling wronged at one time or another file a class action suit.
      Very smart.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    Sirang Sira ang mga UST dito, sira na ang career ni Medeo. Mga pekeng artists. Walang alam kundi mga bayag, mga tarugo. UP artists pa rin ako.

    • Anonymous

      Apparently you are judging the entire group from the work of 1 (yes read it “ONE) artist. You are spouting off garbage without even seeing the entire exhibit. Academia is supposed to be the bastion of pushing boundaries. When you push boundaries sometimes you fall off. But it’s better than being a close-minded conservative. Sa UP di ba exposed ang bayag ng Oblation? Perhaps you can protest that. UP ka ba? I hope not otherwise my regard for UP would have taken a hit.

  • Anonymous

    It was unfortunate that such ugliness get acknowledged and allowed by a few misguided souls. But nonetheless I’m glad many still are clear and aware what ugliness is and what can and cannot be tolerated in our decent Christian society, and regardless of one’s religious belief. As a Christian, I see this incident as a wake up call on many that Satan and evil things are just as common in our communities. That the good plants are growing side-by-side with the weeds, thorny and bad plants. We thank the Holy Spirit through Christ for their blessings. Let’s all pray for guidance and mercy.

  • Anonymous

    The Expansion of Islam

     

    Year

    1 -  Jesus was born.

     

    Year 33    – Jesus was crucified, died, and
    resurrected.

     

    Year 570   – Mohammed or Muhammad, the founder of
    Islam,    was born.

     

    Year 630  – Mohammed rose to power in Mecca.

     

    Year 633   – Muslim conquered Saudi Arabia.

     

    Year 634   – Muslim conquered “Palestinian” and Jerusalem,

    and killed priests, nuns,
    and bishops.

     

    Year

    634   – Muslim conquered Spain, and
    killed priests, nuns, and

    bishops. They destroyed
    Christian heritage. ( 8 centuries after back to Christians)

     

    Year

    639   – Muslim conquered  Iraq, and killed priests, nuns and

    bishops. Theydestroyed
    Christian heritage.

     

    Year

    642 – Muslim conquered  Egypt, and killed priests, nuns,
    and

    bishops. They destroyed
    Christian heritage.

     

    Year

    642  – Muslim conquered  Iran, and killed priests, nuns and

    bishops. They destroyed
    Christian heritage…..going

    to AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN,
    INDIA, west CHINA, BANGLADESH,

    BURMA,  south THAILAND, MALAYSIA,
    INDONESIA,
    south PHILIPPNES…

     

    Year

    698 – Muslim conquered  Tunisia; and killed priests, nuns,
    and bishops. They destroyed Christian heritage.

     

    Year

    732          – Muslim attacked France but was
    expelled immediately.

     

    Year

    827   – Muslim conquered Sicily
    (in Italy).  Year 1100-1200  Pope and Europe, with crusades, retook Sicily from Muslims.

     

    Year

    1398   – Muslim conquered Bosnia, and
    killed priests, nuns and bishops. They destroyed Christian heritage.

     

    Year

    1453 – Muslim conquered Turkey, and
    killed priest, nuns and

    bishops. They destroyed
    Christian heritage except Constantinople or Istanbul.

     

    Year

    1683   – Muslim attacked Austria but was expelled
    immediately by the help of the Polish soldiers.

     

    1700               

    no more invasion

     

    1800              

    no more invasion

     

    1900               

    no more invasion

     

    2001       -911 attack (TWIN TOWERS)   

     

    2002-…(?) – no more
    invasion, but there are more Muslims in England than practicing Anglicans
    the Protestant Christians of Queen Elizabeth as Head)

              -Europe
    is returning to paganism; Muslims takes advantage ? (Islamization of Europe ???)

     

     

    87% of Filipinos have committed the crime of stealing one
    way or another in their life …99% of Filipinos have lied one way or
    another….

    so legalized stealing …..for the majority of Filipino Catholics…
    so sanitized the wrong conduct of lying….for the majority of Filipino
    Catholics…

     

    NOYNOY is tuta nang GLBT community, Liberals and
    anti-Catholics…tuta kasi..
     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      that’s a form if islamophobia.  You should be reported and given mental health coz u have the same line of thinking with that of the guy who massacred kids in Norway

    • Anonymous

      Lolo you wasted a lot of space in the forum…para kang virus…may tolo ka ba.??? joke lang…peace

    • shane oy

      stop spamming 

    • Anonymous

      BALDERDASH!

  • Rey Doroja

    hindi pulitika ang sinasabi dito ni imeldific kundi ano ang nararapat sa sining.
    kahit si gloria na kilalang kurakot ang magsasabi diyan malamang panigan ko rin.
    mali mali ang mga figure of speech o mga paghahalintulad o parallelism na ginagamit ng mga taga pagtanggol niyan.
    hindi ako natututo sa mga argumento ng mga defender niyang si Cruz. tama na, nasasayang lang oras ko. sablay ang mga argumento. kahit taong di nag-aral ng basic ng syllogism,mahahalata ang sablay sa mga bawat sentence ng argumento ng mga defender ng fake artist na yan.

    • Anonymous

      Sinasabi ni Imeldific ay tungkol sa morality and decency. Sige, pakinggan mo. I’m sure Imeldific is the paragon of what is moral and decent.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKNGL6ORJEXJE3LHQFJNT2COAA villie

    im not that religious, i’m not even a catholic, but when i saw the picture of Christ with penis on His face i really feel ashame, not for me but for the people who was persuaded by satan to express their art in a way that was so distasteful. may God have mercy on their souls.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSB6B6SPOODCGHXARN2PNFOI2U Mae Balesteros

    when a film maker has done a murder movie out of his imagination and belief,  doesn’t make him/her a murderer

  • Anonymous

    Pag nadisplay sa CCP, art daw yon at artist yung me gawa. Pag nadisplay sa Smokey Mountain, basura daw yon at sira ulo ang me gawa. Tapos pasok Imelda, tunay na basura at sira ulo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    Freedom without obligation is anarchy; freedom with obligation is
    democracy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liannelime Lianne Steffi Lim

    BOOO

  • shane oy

    thanks. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/liannelime Lianne Steffi Lim

    this topic is so medieval the times of iconoclasm and inquisition.. is our country that raw?

  • Anonymous

    One-sided freedom is not freedom at all. Bakit ba catholics lang ba nag
    mag-dedecide ng “freedom with obligations” na yan? State po ang
    mag-dedecide nyan which means constitution, not a holy of book of any
    religion. Anarchy kung basta basta na lang natin pinapatanggal ang isang artwork without legal basis.

    And gusto ko lang ipoint out dun sa mga bastos an d arrogant magcomment
    na against kayo sa artwork na yun and yet you’re not a good example
    after all, talking about hipocrisy and bigotry…

    • Guest

      tama. hindi CHURCH ang boss ng philippines. this exhibit was toured around the world. no comment naman sa ibang countries, dito lang ginawang malaking issue e noh.

      this proves more na walang pagkakaiba 150 years ago hanggang ngayon ang Pilipinas.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        Do you agree that in a modern civilized society, there is already no room for morality and decency? Anu ba gusto mo, that we embrace western influences at magaya sa mga countries with eroding culture and values?

      • Anonymous

         @Lianne Steffi Lim… what a nice lady…She wants all the art penis will be displayed around her house… why not.. she can do that.. but don’t use Jesus Christ image..to be more look attractive… one picture of her face with one penis stuck to her mouth… that’s a modern art i suppose…

      • Anonymous

        In a modern civilized society, there is no room for ancient belief systems. And religion is in fact western influences. Know your history. Peace bro.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        dati western influences sya, pero ngayon ano na ba ang western culture?

      • Anonymous

        Ngayon, US is strongly considering itself as a Christian nation. 60% of Americans believe in Creation rather than evolution. Meron In God We Trust ang US dollar. Italy is a Catholic country, UK has its own Christian church. Pope Benedict is German and now living in Rome. Anu ba western culture ang sinasabi mo? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        yes indeed, pero ano nasan na nga ba ang moralidad nila? US favors abortions, Euthanasia, and the Death Penalty; Italy is a Catholic country but only 1/3 of their population describe themselves as an active member; diminishing moral etiquette, yan ang bagong western culture ngayon.

      • Anonymous

        Sino ka para magdecide kung nasan ang morality ng ibang tao or country? Your so-called morality is diverse, subjective and debatable. Ang problema ay pinipilit mo yung sariling brand mo ng morality sa ibang tao.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        That’s why religion is still strong here in our country because western culture now is twisted. Our religion may have come from the west but the Filipino values are our own. Know your history too. And also your values.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I4XEWFIHQSHIX2JWVRCHNUAG3E Jimmy Salamida

        oh my this is suck,bakit di picture ng MOTHER mo or sa FATHER MO  ang lagyan ng PENIS tapos sa bunga-nga maganda ba tingnan? ano mararamdaman mo? napaka insensitive mo, post mo pic ng MOTHER at FATHER mo dito eedit namin LAGyan namin ng MALAKING PENIS sa bunga-nga nila now Happy? yan fair na masasabi ko :) anyway art yandiba?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      did i mention or quoted any religious book? at tsaka iba ang one sided freedom sa freedom with obligations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ofel-Tactac/100000058539833 Ofel Tactac

    mideo cruz should just shove the phallus up his a$$, mas maganda self expression nya don

  • Anonymous

    i do believe that the sign board says “welcome to the republic of the philippines” and not islamic republic of pakistan or kingdom of saudi arabia or any intolerant islamic country. offensive the art may be thank God we have the bill of rights and not the murderous blasphemy law. by the way those “desecrated pictures” are not the real face nor a close representation of the physical manifestation of the Lord Jesus anyway so what’s the brouhaha for anyway?

  • Anonymous

    Let us remember that the favorite color of the evil one is gray. He uses intellect or the lack of it as its weapon. He confuses and makes things blur between right or wrong, good or bad, beautiful and ugly. Glad that many still are very clear which is good and decent.

  • http://twitter.com/amaqsy Ana Q. Sy-quia

    Shame on the CCP board for ignoring the people’s outcry against the outrageous exhibit until Imelda Marcos showed her displeasure. As if only Imelda’s voice was worth listening to.  Shame on you!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R4FSSFZGYNKMQNAZWENRWNNXGY Anna mirasol Rodriguez

    Imelda now knows what is moral and what is good,, haha.. hypocrite

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MLT3C52YVCD2RK6NB4HU77OR4Q Maxwell

    fundamentalist ako at sa tingin ko, hindi tama ang ginawa nung artist, at hindi rin tama yung mga komento at galit na ibinabato sa kanya.

    una sa lahat, ang paggawa ng rebulto ay paglabag sa kautusan ng Diyos.

    ang ginawa ng artist ay paglabag sa paniniwala at karapatan ng marami na ang rebultong binaboy nya ay rebulto ng pinaniniwalaan nilang Diyos.

    respeto ang wala.

    sa pangyayaring ito, isa lang ang nagwagi at umuwing masaya – ang Demonyo.

    sa kanya ang rebulto, sa kanya ang pambababoy, sa kanya ang pagkagalit, sa kanya ang pagkainis, sa kanya ang walang respeto, sa kanya ang lahat ng ito.

  • http://twitter.com/amaqsy Ana Q. Sy-quia

    Shame on the CCP board for ignoring the people’s outcry against the disgusting exhibit and only reacted after Imelda Marcos showed her disapproval. It was never a work of art and it abused freedom of ,expression. Many of us already knew that and and said so and we did not need Imelda Marcos to confirm it. To the CCP Board, shame on you!!!

  • Anonymous

    FYI, I’m not entirely happy with that artwork, pero opinion is opinion, as long as declared as illegal, walang karapatan ang kahit sinong religious sect na mag judge sa isang artwork. If ever a court decided that Cruz’s obra is not considered as “Art” and should not be displayed publicly, saka na lang tanggalin. Law should always prevail.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      Hindi naman po kasi legalidad nung opinion ang pinag tatalunan eh. Indeed, may right naman talaga si Mr. Cruz to express his views through his artwork. Pero sana hindi abuso ung pag eexercise ng right na iyon. Moralidad ng tao ang pinag uusapan dito. Wala kami pakialam kung wala siyang moralidad subalit sana naman ay wag niyang gamitin ang mga simbolo ng pananampalataya sa ganung bagay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R4FSSFZGYNKMQNAZWENRWNNXGY Anna mirasol Rodriguez

    state rules not church..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    Morality (from the Latin moralitas “manner, character, proper behavior”) is a sense of behavioral conduct that differentiates intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and bad (or wrong). yan definition ng morality. base ba diyan? is it good to abort? is it good to euthanize or kill someone? haha, hindi ko pinipilit ang sarili kong brand ng morality. wag kang sore loser pre.

    • Anonymous

      So who will decide if something is good or bad or proper or not? That’s my point. Meron tayong batas, sundin na lang natin para hindi tayo nagtatalo sa morality kasi nga subjective sya. your morality is not moral to others and vice versa.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    i agree we follow the laws, pero hindi yun sapat, kailangan pa din ng moral guidance.

    • Anonymous

      Moral guidance from where or from whom? from where? from you? from Priests? from Muslims? mas chaotic pag in-impose mo ang so-called morality. I think this is the proper thing, someone should take it to court and let the state decide. Kung sa tingin nyo na kulang ang batas natin for your morality, then convince your congressman to pass a law that will prohibit that kind of artwork. :) and be specific what;s offensive or not para next time na meron magdisplay na maooffend kayo, igagalang nyo na yung artwork ng ibang tao.

  • Anonymous

    1. offensive or not mr cruz has the right to express his art. if you find it offensive then just ignore it.
    2. how sure are this people that the pictures and images that were desecrated were of Christ? these were not even the correct representations of Christ when He was on earth. this are but mere figments of the artists’ imagination. they cannot even use the shroud of turin as a basis since science has proven that it was a hoax created by leonardo da vinci.
    3. this is the republic of the philippines not the islamic republic of pakistan or saudi arabia or the islamic emirate of afghanistan or some muslim majority country where in the murderous blasphemy law is imposed. we protected by the bill of rights to protect us and if you find the bill of rights offensive then go and enjoy the right of a dhimmi in any muslim country for all i care.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      so if someone drawn a picture of you with a dick and made it public, will you or will you not be offended?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      “When you insult the beliefs of most of the people, I don’t see where
      that is of service,” Aquino told reporters in an interview before noon
      Tuesday.

      Aquino said he met with members of the CCP board on Monday. He said
      85 percent of Filipinos were Christians and the CCP was funded by the
      taxpayers and thus should be “of service” to the people.

      “I think I made myself clear to them. You have rights but when you
      already trample on the rights of others, there’s already something
      wrong,” the President said.

      “There is no freedom that is absolute. I’m not after censorship.
      Art is supposed to be ennobling. When you stoke conflict that is not an
      ennobling activity,” he added.
       
      FOR ALL YOUR CONSIDERATION

    • shane oy

      rights rights ka dyan. how about my right?
      shut up na lang ako? ganun

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RGSOAUQ2SPHQSFWZI4SMPZFLQ Iggy

      The right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any
      country and the right is commonly subject to limitations, such as on libel, slander, obscenity, incitement to commit a crime, etc.

      Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code meanwhile penalizes “those who
      shall publicly expound or proclaim doctrines openly contrary to public
      morals… those who, in theaters, fairs, cinematographs or any other
      place, exhibit, indecent or immoral plays, scenes, acts or shows,

      whether live or in film, which are prescribed by virtue hereof, shall
      include those which… offend any race or religion; …are contrary to law,
      public order, morals, and good customs, established policies, lawful
      orders, decrees and edicts.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    ang moralidad ay behavior in respect with the moral and
    ethical principles. it just not only conforming with the laws of
    the land or of religion, but with the principles and ideas that contribute to a
    just and harmonious civilization.

    isang instance
    of morality is observing correct sexual conduct. napakadaming meanings of correct sexual conduct, at
    paiba iba yan sa country at per religion. pero, there are minimum standards
    that almost everyone agrees with.

    Another
    instance of morality could be a ‘needlessly’ honest act – for example,
    correcting a financial error in your favor, when you know that it would never
    otherwise be discovered.

    with this, i rest my case.

  • http://twitter.com/krakenitor nemo

    It could mean that was the culture before the spanish came. 

  • Anonymous

    Real democracy is freedom for all, not freedom for the majority group. Real democracy respects each and every opinion, offensive or not. Democracy gives you freedom of religion as well as freedom from religion. I rest my case.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

      that’s anarchy

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      When you exercise freedom without restraint, you border as an anarchist.

      • Anonymous

        You’re hopeless bro, ang tanong ko nga sino magdedecide ng restraint na
        sinasabi mo? Di ba nga may batas na tayo? Let the law decide kung
        obscenity yung art, now that’s anarchy to you? Ang nangyari sa CCP ay
        isang uri ng authoritarianism sa side ng Catholicsm, they will decide
        what’s moral or not, pati art kayo na rin magdecide. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        The problem is tingin mo lang Catholics and naoffend sa “art” ni Mr. Cruz. My point is, kahit Christians or Muslims would feel offended if their symbol of faith or at least man lang an object symbolizing or related to their faith would be defiled like that. 

      • Anonymous

        Doesn’t matter kung ma-offend ang muslim, catholic or atheists… some objects are somehow offensive to some people. Pero hindi sapat ang offensive para tanggalin ang isang Art. Dapat may systematic process to do everything. If that’s the case, asan ang freedom of expression dun? Pag may na-offend, hindi pwede mag express? Eh magusap na lang tayo about rainbows and daffodils or baka offensive din yun sa ibang religion? Paano natin malalaman? And there is a solution to that, let the state decide. And after that, let’s just agree to disagree.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        does not matter? ano ka hate group?

      • shane oy

        lol you call it art?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        you should be sensitive to the feelings of other person. parang ang ginawa nagupload ka ng scandal ng ex mo, na halos lahat ng tao nakakita ng scandal, ang tanong will it be morally correct to do? hindi porket may freedom of expression tayo eh pwede na natin gawin ang lahat, kailangan we should be sensitive, kung may maooffend tayo, eh pagisip isipan muna kung tama ba ang gagawin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMJ6MTTCM7OWN2JESNRM6WIFBQ Bjorn Jorrell A.

        Kaya nga may summary abatement of nuisances per se. That’s the systematic process your are looking for. Hindi mo lang alam kung anu ang tawag.

      • shane oy

        really? bakit iba ang tingin ko. Catholics reacted because una sa lahat sila ang foremost na naapektuhan. Alangan naman INC ang mangulit sa CCP di ba? Now ang mga bishops na ito nag express din ng kanilang opinyon – point of view din, just like you and me. 
        ano ba gusto nyo mangyari pabayaan kayo na sirain ang image ng isang organisyon (that is kung may image pa sila ok) at kayo lang ang may tamang karapatan ng protektahan ang sariling interes? di ba’t kinokontradik nito ang ideya nyo mismo na freedom>? 

      • Anonymous

        Hindi ‘nyo ma-gets yung point ko kasi you are all assuming that what’s moral, what’s offensive, what’s art based on your limited thinking is the absolute reality. Pero buksan nyo lang yung isip n’yo and there are thousands of other ideas other than that of yours. Let’s just agree to disagree, as long as it’s legal, pabayaan na natin.

      • shane oy

        nothing is wrong with being open-minded i agree to that. Only thing is sobrang open-minded na,  na ang utak  ay nagkalat na sa kalye. 
        For us to decide if the exhibit is legal or not is not appropriate. 
        What I am defending is my belief (does not necessarily mean religious belief but may include it), my view, my appreciation that the thing under discussion is a piece of trash that tramples others belief covered under the word art which it does not deserve. Moreover, for those who say that it is his freedom of expression – think about it, i am not preventing you from expressing yourselves, what i am saying is the way  you express it. Protect and exercise your freedom, but don’t forget that others too have the same. Now – if you know the meaning of the word respect you would know what I mean. 

    • shane oy

      keyword – RESPECT. Kanino unang manggagaling ito? 
      sa sarili ba natin muna bago sa ating kapwa? 
      Or sa iba muna bago sa sarili?
      di ba’t dapat ay tayo muna ang magpakita ng respeto upang respetuhin tayo ng iba?

  • antonioluna

    i don’t get it, the seven damasos are more sacrilegious and yet the same people don’t make a whim, member of arroyo family are devious therefore they are nothing but devils and yet the same people don’t make a notion, the same people can just pick on this not powerful no influence artist, that is hypocrisy.

  • Rey Doroja

    wala pa ring naglalakas loob na freedom fighter na liberal na artistic na defender ni KSP Cruz sa hamon ko. simple lang: magpose kayo nang hubad, kami na ang bahala sa creativity. tapos ikakalat namin sa facebook.yun ang gusto ninyong art,di ba? wala na kayong gastos sa media,kami na magpapakalat at magpapasikat sa inyo mga minamahal naming liberal-minded.

    • antonioluna

      personalan na ba ito?bakit hindi mo na lang sagutin ang mga opinyon ng mga nagkukumento dito.

    • shane oy

      this is interesting…. maybe si medio mismo siguro ang modelo mas maganda. ano kaya?

  • Rey Doroja

    wala pa rin sa ayos ang mga kumento/argumento ng mga pro KSP Cruz. lipat na ako ng ibang topic, di ako natututo sa mga yan. sayang ang oras ko. noong una panay ang post ko dito, kaso wala nang challenge. wala talaga.sablay sa rules ng syllogism. kahit bata kayang barahin ang mga argumento ng mga pekeng freedom fighter na merong fake aesthetic sense. wala talaga. nagsayang lang ako ng oras at panahon magbasa ng walang kwentang pakikipagpalitan ng kuro-kuro.

  • Anonymous

    “Blasphemous” daw ang sabi ng isang kongresista… maaari nga, dahil nilapastangan ng “artist” iyong mga imagen na sinasamba natin… ang tanong ng madla… hindi ba blasphemous din ang mga imagen na sinasamba natin na nilapastangan ng “artist”? Dahil sinasabi sa kauna-unahang utos ng Diyos; “Ako ang nagi-isang Diyos Ama, huwag kayong sasamba sa ibang mga diyos maliban sa akin.” “Life” is the image of God and “Faith” is what binds us with him… no amount of phallic symbols, garbage and statues can destroy the image of my maker! Heto pa ang isa…. sinabi ulit ng isa pa na sa Africa daw ay may nakulong na isang titser dahil sa ginamit niya ang isang teddy bear para gawing halimbawa o para mabigyan ng hugis si “Allah” para sa mas malinaw na pagtuturo… ang tanong ulit ng madla… ano ang pagkakaiba ng Teddy Bear sa mga imageng sinasamba natin?

    Ang kagandahan ng sining biswal ay nasa mga mata ng tumitingin… hiundi na kailangan ipaliwanag o ng paliwanag o kahit na ano pang talinhaga… kung nai-ibigan mo ang isang gawang sining namnamin mo ang sandali at alayan ng isang ngiti, kung hindi mo naman ito nagustuhan… ibaling na lamang ang mga mata sa iba pang mga gawang sining.

    • Dino Albert

      You are now attacking the Catholics and our beliefs. Alalahanin mo…in
      this world there are countless different beliefs ang mga tao….Catholics, Muslims, Buddhist, and even among different funndamentalists
      and Protestant religions may kanya kanyang beliefs mga yan. Now you are
      telling me that your own religion is superior and the only truth and
      the rest are wrong? Whats your authority to say you are the truth? Wow ang galeng. Ano ba religion mo? You
      tell me then lets debate kung ano tama or mali sa paniniwala mo. Tell
      me your religion….I can easily tell you how your belief is also not
      found in the Bible. I can also say who (particular name) started/ formed
      your religion and even the exact date when it was formed, definitely
      its some time in the present day and not in the Bible! Yang sinasabi mo
      na idolatry by Catholics is old issue na…the Catholics have defended
      that already…or nagbulagbulagan ka lang or nakatakip ang mga tenga? Para dagdag kaalaman para sayo, mag-research ka pa on what “Idolatry” really is. Medyo talinuhin mo para maintindihan mo. Tsk
      tsk tsk may mga tao lang talaga na walang alam, tira ng tira as if nasa
      kanila ang  katotohanan…nakakasawa na minsan pero kung gusto mo parin
      pagusapan sige bring it on! You see, my point is when we start to attack
      other religion or debate on religion, siguraduhin ko sayo walang
      katapusan to at ikaw lang din mapapagod. And my other point is off-topic
      ka na. Discussion about alledged idolatry or any attacks to a certain religion/beliefs other than yours should be another topic na. You should also know…hindi lang Catholics ang umaalma dito…pati Muslims at pati ibang artist umaalma sa ginawa nya.

      BTW,
      kahit sabihin mo pa na hindi si Jesus yung nasa picture….still ALAM
      NATING LAHAT, that Medio Cruz is depicting Jesus Christ. Bakit sino pa ba tingin mo dinedepict nya doon? Isang mestizo na long hair na may balbas? Kung hindi si Jesus ang nasa isip nya….sino? Sige nga sagutin mo yan. You see…he wants to
      insult the believers….not just Catholics, pero pati ikaw na naniniwala na may Dios…kase ang pekeng artist nayun ay isang atheist.

      • Anonymous

        Mga Tanong ng Madla:

        - Mayroon bang “Superior Religion”? Kung mayroon, siyempre mayroon ding “Inferior Religion”?

        - Ano ba ang “Katotohanan”? Mayroon bang “Kasinungalingan” sa paniniwala ng tao?

        - Kapag alam mo ba ang “BIODATA o Curriculum Vitae ” ng isang tao, masasabi mo bang kilala mo na ito?

        - Paano mo masasabing matalino ang isang tao? Sa IQ test ba? Transcript of Records? Ang pagi-ingles ba ng tama (yung walang syntax error)? Dami ng aklat na nabasa? Medalyang natanggap at kung anu-ano pa?

        - Ang lahat ba ng nakikita, nababasa at nada-download sa Internet ay tama o di kaya magagamit natin sa pananaliksik?

        - Ano ba ang basehan ng tamang pananaliksik?

        - Ano ba ang pundasyon  ng Relihiyon? Pananalig ba? Dami ng Kasapi? Mga “Aral” nito? Napapanahon ba ito? Ang mapag-hamon, mapang-atake at matapang na mga kasapi nito? Ano ba?

        - Kapag ba ang pananaw ng isang tao ay nai-iba sa pananaw ng nakararami, ang ibig sabihin ba nito ay mali siya?

        - Mayroon bang “Tama at Mali” sa isang pananaw?

        - Bakit “Mestizo at Mukhang Kastila” si “Jesus”?

        - Kabastusan ba o panga-atake sa Relihiyon natin matatawag kung gagawin natin si “Jesus” na “Kayumanggi” o di kaya mukhang”Asyano”?

        - Ang mga “Atheists” ba ay masasamang tao?

        - Ang pambabastos ba sa isang kabastusan ay isang kalapastanganan?

         

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4YUFVDVKPGPDINIEZQQ4ALTGAE Amy Angeles

    artists are also part of the cultural sector, they should have also be respected. CCP is the best venue for  this kind of art.

    • shane oy

      now you would like me to respect him first after he disrespected me. Very nice because he is an artist – oh shitt y artist!

      isa pa art ba yung ginawa nya? It’s like i spit on the street took a picture of it and post it at the CCP then call it art…. Artists should be ashamed kapag tinawag nilang artwork yun. Syempre mahihiya silang sabihin yun kc colleague eh, katropa, kabaro, at kung anu ano pang may K.  

  • http://pilosopongdensyo.blogspot.com/ pilosopong densyo

    ang pinoy minsan parang buhok na kulot na kahit anong suklay mo hindi sumusunod at hindi maiayos… nasaktan at nagpaKULO ng dugo ng karamihan yung ginawang “ART” ni Mideo dahil “religious insult” daw pero ang karamihan kinutya, hinamak, inalipusta at isinumpa si Mideo… nakakalungkot kasi ako mismo nasaktan sa ginawang pang-insulto ni Mideo pero masnasasaktan ako para sa mga taong naniniwalang may Diyos pero kung humusga at manlibak eh parang walang takot sa Diyos… hindi nyo ba napansin na yung inaasal ng karamihan ngayon ay sumasalamin sa mga gawa ni Mideo? ang pagiging mabuting kristiyano ay ndi sinasabi lang, ginagawa po ito at inaasal… kalungkot! :(

    • Anonymous

      Exactly… ang dami nagsasabi anu ang message nung artwork ni Cruz… ngayon meron na. Etong forum na ‘to ang sumasalamin. Banal na aso, santong kabayo sabi nga ni Dong Abay.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        wag mo igegeneralize, kasi hindi naman lahat ng tao nagcocomment dito, majority pwede, pero yung igegeneralize mo na yung mga comment na bastos ang sumasalamin sa ugali ng pilipino, i beg to differ. kasalanan ng isa, ay hindi kasalanan ng lahat.

  • http://raggster.wordpress.com raggster

    Put another way: If we Catholics/Christians are more concerned about the
    misuse/desecration of images of Christ than we are about the overall
    criticism directed at our religious doctrine and practices, then I think we
    have our priorities backwards.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

    wow may impersonator ako. :D

    • antonioluna

      mali ka bro, matagal ko ng gamit ito kahit sa lumang format pa, actually may antoniolunajr pa nga eh pero hindi ibig sabihin ay impersonator natin ang isang isa, magkakaiba tayo kitang kita naman sa nilalaman ng mga kumento natin eh

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        uu nga brader eh. side b ako, side a ka naman. bakit antonio luna brad?

      • antonioluna

        sya kasi ang unang prominenteng biktima ng katraydoran sa ating kasaysayan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        tama ka, pero brad correct me if im wrong di ba kapwa noypi din ang pumatay kay antonio luna.

      • antonioluna

        tama ka bro, pero out of topic na tayo hehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        hahaha. oo nga eh. eh brad ano ba argument mo tungkol sa art ni mideo cruz?

      • antonioluna

        bad taste pero hindi na natin dapat pagtuunan ng pansin, ang sa akin lang kung ituturing na kasalanan sa ating simbahan ang ginawa nya mas matinding kasalanan siguro ang mga ginawa ng mga obispong damaso, opinyon lang brother.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        bad taste nga brad, nag gain lang naman sya ng publicity dahil dito. brad, wag mo naman igeneralize ang mga obispo, hindi naman lahat tumanggap ng pera mula sa pcso at kaya lang naman sila nagsasalita laban sa mga panukalang batas eh dahil sa pinaglalaban din nilang moralidad na para sa simbahan eh mali.

      • antonioluna

        i was just referring to 7 damasos, my apology brother, katoliko ako pero hindi sarado.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        ahh ok, hindi naman din ako saradong katoliko, much of a conservative, i advocate for minimal changes, nakakagalit din at hindi ko lubos maisip kung ano ang nangyari sa kanila. pero sabi nga each family has its own black sheep. at sana ang maintindihan ng mga tao, ang kasalanan ng 7, ay hindi kasalanan ng lahat.

      • Anonymous

        Diyan ka magaling!  Anak ng kadiliman!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

        at tsaka pala brad, dapat pagtuunan natin ng pansin ito, dahil kung hindi natin icricriticize ang work nya, ang dating eh tinotolerate natin ang mga gawain na ganun. we should be more involved. culture na din kasi ng ibang pilipino, ang maging walang pakialam, kaya i believe, ang susi sa pagunlad, dapat maging involved tayo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silvester-Flores/100000336098459 Silvester Flores

    GIVING UP kulo exhibitions is a BIG BLOW on government passing of BIRTH control BILL—
    This SHOW the BACKWARDNESS of the country—KULO ARTS exhibition Didnt VIOLATE phil. LAW–
    KULO exhibitions VIOLATES or OFFENDs moral of FANATICS catholic—-and WHATs WRONG with that-
    It JUST MAKE them THINK—-
    The only WINNER her is IMELDA (a walking corrupt criminals)and other CORRUPT officials who is AGAINST KULO to COVER up her CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS hoping for FORGIVENESS

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      so hindi na lang magiging sensitive sa ibang tao? i beg to differ when you said this show the backwardness of the country, this shows that morality is still alive.

    • shane oy

      lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silvester-Flores/100000336098459 Silvester Flores

    IF you ARE a SINNER—you are AGAINST KULO exhibitions–(send death-thret and so on)
    If you are CLEVER–DIRECT and HAVE knowledge—-you dont CARE— and THINK about this exhibitions-
    SIMPLE as THAT

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SC4WK5S4VGP6ZV2GZHGYFK73GU Antonio Luna

      The moment we stop fighting for each other, that’s the moment we lose our humanity.

    • Dino Albert

      yes I am a sinner.

      bakit ikaw perfect at sinless ka?

      ayayay.

    • Anonymous

      Yes I am a sinner and I am against it and I am never shy to admit I ain’t sinless.  

       If you have no sensibilities then you don’t care.  One of the officers of CCP is named Flores, isn’t this a subjective comment with vested interests, or just simply self-righteous.

  • Anonymous

    Ang malayang pagpapahayag ng kaisipan at damdamin ay karapatan ng bawat nilalang lalong-lalo na ng mga alagad ng sining. Kung hindi natin nai-ibigan ang isang gawang sining, malaya natin itong pwedeng kilalanin, kutyain o di kaya ay laitin, ngunit wala tayong karapatang ipagkait sa ibang tao ang karapatan nilang makita at malayang talakayin ang kung anuman ang opinyon nila sa nasabing eksibisyon. Ang nangyaring pagpapasara sa eksibisyon ay maliwanag na pagyurak sa karapatan ng malayang pagpapahayag. Kung mayroon mang nasaktan o di kaya ay nabastusan sa eksibisyon, malaya kayong mag-ahin ng kaso sa korte ngunit hindi kailan man pwede ninyong isaksak sa mga utak ng iba ang inyong paniniwala. Huwag tayong maging “makitid”! Hahayaan ba nating “ibang tao” ang mag-isip para sa atin? Palawakin natin ang ating pananaw.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Benedict-Tan/1010213711 Benedict Tan

    meh, i wonder when such immaturity will end

  • http://pilosopongdensyo.blogspot.com/ pilosopong densyo

    lagi na lang nagagamit ang salitang “Rights and Freedom”, sana lang maisip din ng iba na ang salitang karapatan at kalayaan ay may kaakibat na RESPONSIBILDAD at RESPETO para naman hindi naaabuso… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FU6CHZVW75HQ65F5AHSPJ5YYSY Artist and Writer

    Unfortunate for us, this is not New York or London where art is highly regarded and the messages are clearly conveyed. Art in the Philippines is still repressed by closed mindedness and old-school criticisms. I saw no fault in Kulo. But on the brighter side, the artists of Kulo are now more popular. To a sense, this is what art needs to survive in this modern society.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2746J5CXTKBK5K6TIYG5CB2GU jaimep

      that is not art, that’s pure evil !!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Wilson/1786836131 Jake Wilson

      hey taga new york ako, dito hindi rin allowed ang pangbabastos sa religion at anumang sagradong bagay, mayruong gumawa ng crucifix dito na gawa sa chocolate at yon ay binatikos,huwag kang magsalita ng hindi mo alam

    • Anonymous

      yes popular sila  hangat di alam ng makaksalamuha nila ,pagnalaman sapak ang aabutin nila

  • http://www.facebook.com/khamille.lim Khamille Lim

    What’s wrong with penises? I’m sure Jesus had one.

    Or did she? :O
    Dundundundunnnn

    • Anonymous

      meron man o wala ikaw khamille lim gusto mo ang ari mo imaskara sa anak mo or asawa mo or yung sa anak mong babae ilagay sa mukha ng asawa mo……..o yang saiyo saksakan natin ng ari ng kabayo ….  tahdaaan

  • http://www.facebook.com/khamille.lim Khamille Lim

    really, we still punish people for blasphemy? 

    so..would you want him to be stoned or crucified? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/khamille.lim Khamille Lim

    Oh no, penises! God forbid :O

  • http://www.facebook.com/serge.imperio Serge Imperio

    art has become a convenient alibi for insult- very tragic, indeed

  • http://www.facebook.com/pjdf1085 Patrick Flores

    ang pinagtataka ko lang talaga ay kung bakit ngayon lang umaalma ang CBCP, gayong na-exhibit na yung “controversial artwork” na yun noong 2002 sa Ateneo.

    ‘Wag niyong sabihing ‘di napansin ng CBCP yun, dahil sa pagkakaalam ko, hawak pa rin ng mga pari ang Ateneo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000816542368 Helen Baronia Otic

    Nagagalit ako at nalulungkot sa ginawa ng artist sa CCP kay Jesus Christ. I just can’t believe that a learned artist like him could be ignorant about the LORD and do that. napaka unpardonable. Actually, it is blashphemy. Co-artists please do not give justice to what he has done. Anyway, i do not hate him–I just hate what he has done. Just like Jesus, HE hates sin, but HE loves the sinner.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RGSOAUQ2SPHQSFWZI4SMPZFLQ Iggy

    The right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any
    country and
    the right is commonly subject to limitations, such as on libel, slander,
    obscenity, incitement to commit a crime, etc.

    Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code meanwhile penalizes “those who
    shall publicly expound or proclaim doctrines openly contrary to public
    morals… those who, in theaters, fairs, cinematographs or any other
    place, exhibit, indecent or immoral plays, scenes, acts or shows,

    whether live or in film, which are prescribed by virtue hereof, shall
    include those which… offend any race or religion; …are contrary to law,
    public order, morals, and good customs, established policies, lawful
    orders, decrees and edicts.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNVY5PMFNA4CJKSOSZLILVZ45U marilou

    NaTV kasi kaya nalaman ng mas marami. Kundi may napadpad na reporter dun di namin malalaman kasi di naman kami nagpupunta sa CCP. Sorry na lang kay Mideo at sa mga nadamay sa eskandalo ng inaakala niyang art. Magsilbing aral sana sa kanya ito. nasa Pilipinas siya wala sa Amerika o Europa. Kaawa nga siya e ang tanda na niya di pa siya reconciled sa beliefs niya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNVY5PMFNA4CJKSOSZLILVZ45U marilou

    Nagclaim naman agad ng credit itong si Imeldific akala mo ba siya ang nakapagpahinto ng exhibit. Public pressure po no? Humihirit ka kasi nagmukha kang mabait dahil tripleng sama sa iyo ni FG. Natalo ang kasamaan mo nung FL ka pa.

  • Anonymous

    Kung inaakala niyo ay matalino at edukado kayo para mamaiparating lang ang sinasabi niyong freedom of expression, eh hindi. Ang totoo ay mga tanga kayo mga animal ! Hindi kayo nag iisip kung may masasaktan ba kayo o may masasagasaan mga putang ina niyo kayo ikaw Mideo at sampu ng  mga nangangasiwa ng CCP.

  • Anonymous

    Why, is it only a hypocritical regional representative who can close down an unwanted “art” gallery?.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ABVHSANPDHOACFRZUUHQSJXZNE Heca State

    i still think in a true democracy this exhibit would be allowed to push through. we would argue about it as much as we want, but it wouldn’t be censored as it has been.

    it’s still a puny, immature democracy

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

    gusto ko lang sabihin na yang “what if ginawa sa tatay, nanay, ate, kuya, aso, pusa mo yan” argument ay “non-sequitor” (does not follow). iba ang treatment sa religious iconography at imahe ng totoong tao sa mata ng batas and for good reason because religious images are subjective (malaya tayong gumawa ng relihiyon na sumasamba ng imahe ng kahit ano or sino) while real images involve real people which are capable of real emotion.   

    so if ginawa ni Mideo Cruz sa “tatay, nanay, ate, kuya, aso, pusa” ko yan, i will not resort to violence because that is illegal. instead, i would file a case for defamation because putting real people’s images in disrepute is against the law unless of course if my ”tatay, nanay, ate, kuya, aso, pusa” are public figures and the context of their “pamba-baboy” satisfies the exception i.e. GMA and Pnoy effigies during SONA.

    gusto ko rin i-repost yung take ko sa isyung ito bilang Katoliko at Kristiyano laban sa mga kapwa ko Katoliko at Kristiyano na malakas magsaboy ng panlalait and pananakit kay Mideo Cruz at sa mga kumakampi sa kanya. In spewing venom and hate, they only stain the name of the God who taught us love and virtue because they justify their un-Christian language as something done in His name. :  

    i am a Catholic and i am not offended by Mideo Cruz’s so-called “blasphemous” art. my faith is strong and will never be offended by the opinion of an artist expressed in visual form.  

    how about your faith? come to think of it, are you really Catholic? if the basis of the Catholic faith is the cathechism and the holy bible, then pray tell where can you find in the Catholic doctrine that we should impose violence on those who offend our religious beliefs? 

    Jesus Christ himself, the one whose supposed image (i dare say supposed because the historical Jesus would look like a Palestinian or Arab rather than the image of the European Jesus that our Spanish colonizers rammed down our throats) was defiled by Mideo Cruz’s art, taught us to turn the other cheek to those who slap or hurt us.   

    i believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth and i believe it takes more than an artwork in which the author validly questions the state of our faith as Catholics both laity and clergy  in our country to offend Him.  

    rather, I believe God would be more offended by SOME hypocritical Catholic clergy who condemn gambling but at the same time solicit and receive donations from gambling lords and the PCSO. He would be more offended by SOME Catholic clergy who molest children and rape parishioners but, instead of being condemned by the Catholic hierarchy, are merely reassigned to other parishes only to repeat their evil tendencies there. 

    lastly, God would be more offended by SOME Catholics who espouse violence against their fellow men on the pretext that it is done in His holy name. 

    i am a Catholic and i am offended by SOME of my brethren who forget that God taught us to love and not to hate, to tolerate and not to discriminate, to worship Him and not his supposed image.

    • Anonymous

      The artist used the image of God in a very ugly way. Only a person with a devil mind can do that.  Satan won again. 

    • Anonymous

      sira ulo ka pala marlon , papano makakapgfile ng kaso kontra ki medyomedyo ,yung nasaktang katoliko na isang mahirap lamang, ni hindi nga makabili ng bigas para sa tatlong beses na pagkain sa isang araw, yun pang magfile ng kaso. saiyo madali yung mga kaekekan mo dahil meron ka pambayd sa internet eh ,si juan de la cruz na nasaktan ,papano na maririnig ang side nya. hirap sainyo mga makasarili kayo,idaddaan nyo sa mga ganyang argumento eh ni hindi nga nakatapos ng elementary yung tao, pero pinipilit gumawa ng maganda dahil sa simbahang nagbibigay sa kanya ng pagasa.eh binaboy nyo eh di kakatayin talaga kayo. ikaw yung tinatawag na katolikong malapit sa dyos mo malayo sa tao pwe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        insulto naman yata sa totoong mahihirap na Katoliko kung sabihin mong violence lang ang alam at pwede nilang gawin. mahirap din akong Katoliko at araw-araw akong nakakasalamuha ng mga mahihirap na Katoliko at wala kaming pakialam sa pekeng isyu na yan kasi isinasapuso namin ang turo ng Simbahan. marami nang nag-insulto at bumatikos as paniniwalang Katoliko pero hinde kami natinag at tumiwalag.

        ang Katolikong mahina at marupok ang paniniwala lang ang natitinag at nagagalit sa pekeng isyu na ito.

        pekeng isyu ito kasi pinapalaki lang ito ng mga politiko at iilan na Katolikong grupo at pari na hinde naman kumakatawan sa lahat ng Katoliko. tapos yung mga totoong isyu ng sexual abuse, church corruption at pagtitiwalag ng maraming Katoliko sa ibang relihiyon na mga tunay na salot at anay na sumisira sa Simbahan ay hinde pinapansin at tinutugunan.   

        pekeng isyu ito kasi ang doktrinang Katoliko ay nasa puso at wala sa mga imahen at rebulto. maghanap ka nga ng opisyal na turo ng Vatican na nagsasabi na ito ang mukha ng diyos at ni hesukristo at ni birheng maria? wala. kasi ang paniniwalang Katoliko ay nabubuhay sa puso at isipan ng naniniwala.    

        ang pekeng isyu na ito ay isang pagsubok sa Katoliko, mahirap man o mayaman, sa kanyang paniniwala na nagtuturo sa atin na manatili pa ring Kristiyano ang asal kahit na niyurakyurakan na ang ating pananampalataya.  

        bilang Katoliko, mahirap man o mayaman, may karapatan tayong bumatikos sa ginawa ni Mideo Cruz pero kung ito ay hahantong sa hinde Kristiyanong asal at pananakit na pisikal, wala tayong karapatan tawagin ang ating sarili na Katoliko kasi taliwas ito sa turo ng Simbahan at, mas importante, sa turo ng Kristiyanong Diyos na ating pinaniniwalaan.  

        ang turo ng Diyos ay ipagdasal na lang ang mga taong yumuyurak sa ating paniniwala. pinagdarasal at pinatawad nga ni Hesukristo ang mga taong yumurak at lumait sa kanya noong nandito sya sa lupa, tayo pa kaya.   

        pinagdarasal din kita “sinauna” kasi puno ka ng galit at poot na taliwas sa pagiging Katoliko kung Katoliko ka man.

        you have got some serious issues that need to be resolved. it shows in your rants. it would help if you would do something productive with your life like reviewing your Catholic doctrines or your basic GMRC. instead of exposing your limitations for all people to see.
         

           

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

        Marlon
        Ang dami mong sinabi, and my summary is you don’t understand Catholic doctrine, Jesus Christ looks like you and me, you can see Jesus in the face of your neighbor. I think you are a nominal Catholic. have you heard about the Church Magisterium? Though you said you are Catholic, I think you just need more catechism

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        of course, who has not heard about the Church Magisterium or the teaching authority of the Catholic Church embodied in the Pope and the Bishops!

        as if not knowing it lessens my chances for salvation compared to that of, for example, an all knowing priest-theologian who does homosexual acts in secret.

        by the way, if you read the long and chaotic history of the Catholic Church, you would see that the Magisterium changes its doctrines more often than the seasons.
          
        moreover, the debate concerning the Magisterium, papal primacy and infallibility, and the authority to teach in general has not lessened since the official declaration of the doctrines. Catholic Church theologians up to this day debate over which doctrine is infallible and even the dogma of papal infallibility is in question.

        but i do not pretend nor i endeavor to be an expert in Catholic dogma because i am not. too many Catholic doctrines too count and you have to be updated on what has been changed, amended or even resurrected which a working Catholic man like me does not have the luxury of time to study.  

        so, in case of doubt, i follow only one command of Jesus Christ:
         
        “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)

        i maybe wrong and being a nominal Catholic might doom my salvation as you would imply but this debate could only end if we are all to come face to face with our Maker and the answer to our questions are finally revealed.
         

      • Dino Albert

        Marlon, can you specify here which Catholic Doctrine was changed  more often than the seasons? Be specific ha….and be sure it is “doctrine”. Sige nga

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        IN REPLY TO DINO ALBERT WHOM I DID NOT GIVE THE BENEFIT OF A REPLY TO HIS QUESTION FIVE DAYS AGO

        Dino Albert,
         
        if you read my post carefully, I wrote that the Church Magisterium changed its doctrines more often than the seasons not that a specific Catholic Doctrine had been changed more than four times. (four seasons, remember)
         
        but since you ask, here are more than four doctrinal changes:
         
        1.      officially, before Vatican II in 1965 AD, all non-Catholic churchgoers will not go to heaven  
        2.      the sign of the cross was not practiced by apostles but started in 9th century
        3.      around 50 Roman Catholic Doctrines are not found in the Bible during 1400 years of doctrinal evolution
        4.      marriage to non-Catholics was invalid until 1818 AD
        5.      withholding the communion cup from the laity began in 1416 AD
        6.      the frequency of communion changed from weekly to daily in 500 AD
        7.      baptism changed from immersion to sprinkling in 1311 AD
        8.      no infant baptism till 4th century
        9.      no Pope was considered infallible until 1870 AD
         
        however, I do not intend to engage in a theological debate with you or anyone because that is not my point, if you read my first post, I only asked that Catholics who spew venom and wish violence upon Mideo Cruz and the CCP to review Catholic Doctrine because nothing there supports their un-Christian behavior.

    • Anonymous

      I am not a Catholic or even a believer but when a lot of people say they are offended you’d better believe it. Call them ignorant but how can you refute that when that is their belief? Religious belief takes primacy over freedom of expression.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

      Marlon,
      Ang dami mong sinabi but it reveals you are a nominal Catholic, you don’t understand Catholic doctrine. Seek more Catechism from your Parish if you were Baptized in the Catholic church

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7T2BPPGLG457K5BUPQBPOKDPA4 Marlon

        of course, who has not heard about the Church Magisterium or the teaching authority of the Catholic Church embodied in the Pope and the Bishops! as if not knowing it lessens my chances for salvation compared to that of, for example, an all knowing priest-theologian who does homosexual acts in secret. by the way, if you read the long and chaotic history of the Catholic Church, you would see that the Magisterium changes its doctrines more often than the seasons.  moreover, the debate concerning the Magisterium, papal primacy and infallibility, and the authority to teach in general has not lessened since the official declaration of the doctrines. Catholic Church theologians up to this day debate over which doctrine is infallible and even the dogma of papal infallibility is in question.but i do not pretend nor i endeavor to be an expert in Catholic dogma because i am not. too many Catholic doctrines too count and you have to be updated on what has been changed, amended or even resurrected which a working Catholic man like me does not have the luxury of time to study.  so, in case of doubt, i follow only one command of Jesus Christ: ”A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)i maybe wrong and being a nominal Catholic might doom my salvation as you would imply but this debate could only end if we are all to come face to face with our Maker and the answer to our questions are finally revealed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NG4N4JRNRVI4Q2JYJPTXCCBY3Y Mak Toob

    The church is truly penetrated by the Luciferians…those who are practicing the occult.

    Let us be sober and be vigilant for these people are so subtle that they are doing these things through subliminal images.

    Down with the occultist and the Luciferians!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RJCHNZGDAQV6KP2OL4SW7LAUQ4 Laki

      Ugaling Inquisition age. Pope Innocent III ikaw ba iyan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NG4N4JRNRVI4Q2JYJPTXCCBY3Y Mak Toob

    Very true that the chuch has been penetrated by Satan/Luciferians…those who are practicing the occult especially the OHGRC/Freemasons.

    It’s obvious that these men are in the high position of the government, the church…coz they wanted the world to be designed this way. TO express their immorality!

    • Anonymous

      sorry Mak toob for being a frustrated traveller ,ha ha ha ha , black ball ka siguro

      • Dino Albert

        hindi yan frustrated traveller…..isa lang yan sa mga mahilig magbasa ng mga aliens and conspiracy theories…ayan napapala ng mga yan nasisira ang ulo :(

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NG4N4JRNRVI4Q2JYJPTXCCBY3Y Mak Toob

    Just try to research more about the occult secretive socities and the New world order agenda.

  • http://twitter.com/ReyrexA reyrex arcilla

    SAbi ni CRIS milado ”bad art is not a crime” mag resign ka dyan pinayagan ninyo ang exibit na hindi mo nakita na nakaka offend ang pinakita ni cruz.pwede ba?simple lang respeto hindi mo kailangan maging sobrang matalino para malaman mo MIllado na nakaka offend ang pinayagan ninyo na ilagay dyan sa exibit.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RJCHNZGDAQV6KP2OL4SW7LAUQ4 Laki

      Respeto pero hindi panatisimo.

      • Anonymous

        korek ka laki ,respeto lang naman ….tong si redjie daming ekek

  • Anonymous

    Buti nga sayo. Dapat ikaw ang talian condom hayop ka. Baboy ka mideo cruz.  dapat ikaw yun pinako sa cruz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elena.galeon Elena Galeon

    My goodness, we have a bunch of religious bigots and primeval idiots here in the person of Bagatsing, Imelda Marcos, and the CBCP.  I almost fell off my seat laughing at this. What is sacrilegious and obscene with Jesus having a penis? Bagatsing and company’s outlook is tolerable during the Medieval Times, perhaps, not in our contemporary period. Contrary to what Bagatsing and Imelda said, they are the ones who are sick and insane. There is nothing more sacrilegious than pillaging the country’s coffers during Marcos’s time. What is more sacrilegious than acquiring a thousand pair of stilletos while majority of Filipinos are unshod and unfed? On the part of the CBCP, what is more sacrilegious than building huge churches and cathedrals while majority of humanity run homeless and naked? For Christ’s sakes, that’s contemporary work of art. Free your minds, morons!

    • Anonymous

      Sana Elena Galeon ikaw nalang laging carricature ni Medio Cruz sa kanyang mga obra na laging naka bilad ang kasarian sa publiko para lalu kang sumaya, dahil parehas ang pananaw niyo sa buhay. Matakot naman kayo sa DIOS sa paglapastangan niyo sa KANYA……..

    • Anonymous

      @facebook-100000496860373:disqus - obviously you have a different belief, and that is respected.  however, do not condemn and call idiots those people who have different belief than yours, for you have no right to call them such.  maybe you are the moron here since it takes the worst in you, knowing others don’t have the same belief as yours.  Respeto lang yan sa paniniwala ng iba, kung yung paniniwala na yun ay naiiba sa pinapaniwalaan mo, let them be.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rafael-Guerrero/1750489053 Rafael Guerrero

        so…. hindi nila ginalang ang paniniwalang katoliko. kung nakakasagasa naman ang paniniwala nila, dapat silang sagasaan…

    • Dino Albert

      contemporary work of art? nope….its for the trash can. Mahiya hiya naman kayo sa mga totoo at magagaling na contemporary artists! Eh parang dingding lang ng kwarto yun ng isang estudyante sa kanyang boarding house na kung ano ano dinidikit hanggang mapuno yung dingding nya eh….art na yun? Sus.All in the disguise of art…makapanakit lang ng damdamin ng ibang tao. AGAIN…why is it so difficult for you people to understand that Freedom of
      Expression is NOT ABSOLUTE at may limitation yan? Mahirap ba intindihin yan? Your art or freedom to express na yan it ends if you starts offending the customs, beliefs, sensibilities of a group. Hindi porket may freedom na ganyan eh pwede nang gawin kahit ano maisip nyo? If an artist ay maghubad
      at maglalakad sa kalsada saying he wants to express himself…..okay ba
      yun? Tsk tsk may mga tao talaga na twisted na minds nila

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RJCHNZGDAQV6KP2OL4SW7LAUQ4 Laki

        Ay Dino iba’t-iba po ang midyum ng sining. Di lang yung pintura etc. Nagbago na po ang panahon. Saka sinabi ba ng Diyos na kamuhian mo ang kapwa mo dahil sya ay lapastangan? Asaan na yung turo sa bible na “Love thy enemy”. Panatiko lang yan. Parang wala ng pinagkaiba sa mga Muslim

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

      hihi, ano daw ang masama sa may titi na jesus? e di itanong mo sa sarili mo kung ano ang masama sa may puking nanay ni elena galeon na ginawang exhibit sa ccp no less! hihihi! tapos ilagay mo sa mukha ng nanay mo ang puki nya at idisplay sa ccp at itanong mo rin kung ano masama dun? MORON your stupid A$$z!!! ROfL! ;)

  • Anonymous

    Elena, ikaw nalang sana ginawang carricature na nakalabas ang kasarian at naka lantad sa publiko para wala ng nagreklamo, kuha mo?

  • Anonymous

    Sana Elena Galeon ikaw nalang laging carricature ni Medio Cruz sa kanyang mga obra na laging naka bilad ang kasarian sa publiko para lalu kang sumaya, dahil parehas ang pananaw niyo sa buhay. Matakot naman kayo sa DIOS sa paglapastangan niyo sa KANYA……..

  • Anonymous

    i’m for the right to express yourself freely but not all rights is absolute. you can express yourself without hurting/ offending some body. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Solinap-Setsuna/100000127942815 Solinap Setsuna

    there is so-called “freedom of expression” so sotp naggering the exhibit as well as mideo cruz

    • Anonymous

      Mag isip ka nga.  Kung may freedom of expression si mideo, eh di kami meron din.  Bakit mo kami pinipigilan?

    • Dino Albert

      O ayan na naman yang banat na yan na sablay. Hanggang yan lang ba alam mo? Lawakin mo pa kaalaman mo. Ibig ba sabihin pwede ka na maglakad sa kalya ng hubot hubad
      and say freedom of expression yan? Aber? Exercise of a right or freedom of expression has its limits too and that is when such
      exercise offends the customs, beliefs, and sensibilities of
      a group! There is a limit to every right. IN OTHER
      WORDS….Freedom of expression IS NOT ABSOLUTE. Bakit ba kay daming di makaintindi nito? Thats really very puzzling for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Wilson/1786836131 Jake Wilson

    Bakla kasi si mideo cruz kaya mahilig sa ‘ari ng lalaki’ gusto nya lang i-express ang inner desire sa ‘art kuno’ gusto lang magladlad baga ….aminin

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the aim is to cause anger – to cause the religious bigots to come out and show their narrow mindedness, their need to curtail any freedom of expression that challenges religious belief. One very fundamental doctrine of democracy is a separation of church and state – perhaps this was an attempt to rile the church establishment to a point where they show their political power and to demonstrate that the Philippines doesn’t have that separation (which it very definitely doesn’t) – in this the artist certainly succeeded.

    I think the artist should be applauded for his courage to undertake something of this nature to try and open the eyes of the people – the Karl Marx statement “religion is the opiate of the masses” is certainly true in the Philippines and unfortunately it interferes in politics and represses much of the population.

  • Jaye Muller

    You’re all a bit crazy. Half of all people have a penis, it’s a nice thing. Including Jesus Christ, if he really existed. Plus it’s one of of God’s creations. Was it crooked or what was the problem with it???

    • Dino Albert

       if we are a bit crazy then you are totally crazy. I have penis….pero hindi sa noo nakakabit. Ikaw ba?

  • Anonymous

    MIDEO CRUZ………. KAAWAAN KA NG PANGINOON..   viva senior NAZARENO…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RJCHNZGDAQV6KP2OL4SW7LAUQ4 Laki

      Mas kaawaan kayong mga hindi marunong tumingin sa sining. Nakakaawa at di marunong ng kritika ng mga bagay-bagay at naasa sa dinidikta ng naghaharing uri. 

  • Anonymous

    This issue is very telling re: readiness of Filipino to live amicably in a multicultural society. We can learn a lot from this controversy though. IF we want to. 

  • Anonymous

    Sa PRO side, curtailment of the freedom of expression ang sigaw;  sa ANTI side, there is no such thing as absolute freedom of expression especially when it impinges on the rights and sensibilities of others.  

    My personal stand?   The whole incident reminds me of that time in 1977 where American neo-Nazi’s with their Jew hating slogans and banners wanted to demonstrate and march into the village of Skokie, Illinois in the US. Majority of the 70,000 residents at Skokie were Jews, many of whom were survivor-victims of Hitler’s death camps. You could just imagine the psychological trauma it would cause once the neo-Nazi’s marched into the village with all their Jew hatred. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took the cudgels for the neo-Nazi’s, claiming that it was their right to free expression.  The Federal judge and eventually the US Supreme Court sided with the neo-Nazi’s. 

    The gist of the decision went this way –  ”It is better to allow those who preach racial hatred to expend their venom in rhetoric rather than to be panicked into embarking on the dangerous course of permitting the government to decide what its citizens may say and hear … The ability of American society to tolerate the advocacy of even hateful doctrines … is perhaps the best protection we have against the establishment of any Nazi-type regime in this country.” …….  which simply says that freedom of expression has a higher priority over the sensibilities and sensitivities of races` or groups or organizations. …AMEN.

    However, on the PRACTICAL side – sus naman!!!  pinabayaan na lang sana nila. Alam naman ng marami na NILALANGAW ang mga exhibits and presentations sa CCP. Swerte na lang kung may 50 taong nakakapanood doon sa isang araw. Isa pa,  karamihan ng pumupunta doon ay malamang mga kamaganak at mga kaibigan ng mga artists and authors of the exhibit who most likely share the same viewpoints. Ayan sumikat at dumami tuloy ang nakapanood, thanks to the moral zealots kuno.  It would have just faded silently into the night without provoking anyone as practically no one would have seen it. Now everyone is curious to see it and every Tom, Dick and Harry will be pitching in their arguments in their desire to have their 15 minutes of fame. Nakaaww … lumiliab na tuloy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RBAYSPZOVXEEA7T7Q3YDSYZHYU Edgar Rafael

    Talaga naman mali ang art nya! Art done in bad taste a product of sick mind with green blood. Human were created in the image in likeness of GOD..may tao ba ganon ang image much more for holy ICON? Ang nakikita ng tao ay ang panlabas na anyo hindi kung ano pa interpretation of abstract….period!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RZTYBN3XX4G6WFUYPPUDRBYONE Rey

    Mideo Cruz needs to be corrected !  If he insist there is nothing wrong with his art. I invite him to try his art and do the same with Islam.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lew-Rogers/585647734 Lew Rogers

    The Flat  Earth Society is alive and well in the Philippines and the wife of a Dictator and Human Rights violator is calling the shots –  Sell the Vatican and feed the children!

    • Anonymous

      It’s called superstition mixed with equal doses of hypocrisy and close-mindedness. It’s funny how the RCC tries to fashion itself as the bastion of morality by railing what it perceives as immoral, but at the same time, has no qualms about “cooperating” with the devil as long as it meets its interest. Any wonder why they can lambast the PCSO and then receive money from them? So what’s surprising about using Imelda Marcos. Self-righteous hypocrites.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46A22HWZC6HS2TSWMSMLQYNNVE ChameleonO

    Pilipino ugliculture – extend them a hand and they’ll take up to your elbow.  Give them the right to art expression and they will infuse subversion, vandalism and penisciline.

    • Anonymous

      If you’re trying to be witty, I can tell you now: FAIL.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OCLQV47IHKAO23LTM56KVXOJ6I Filipino018

    When Mideo Cruz was ask to try to explain his art in the news the other day, wala man lang ako maintindihan sa sinabi nya. Sabog lahat ng sagot nya. Sabi nya may mga symbolism ang art nya, pero sya mismo di nya maexplain ng maayos.



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  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
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  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
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