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CCP execs sued

Catholic lay groups on Thursday filed criminal charges with the Ombudsman against officials of the Cultural Center of the Philippines over an art exhibit that “attacked” the Church.

Eric Manalang, president of Prolife Philippines, one of the complainants, said the CCP executives and artist Mideo Cruz broke the law when they held the exhibit “Kulo.”

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The exhibit, featuring Cruz’s installation of mundane objects like condoms juxtaposed with images of Jesus Christ, was shut down after a hue and cry from conservative quarters.

Manalang said the CCP executives were charged with violating Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code, offenses against decency and customs.

“They broke the law, which protects against attacks on the Church and races,” said Manalang in an interview.

Charged were CCP president Raul Sunico, chair Emily Abrera, board members Florangel Rosario-Braid, Jaime Laya, Isabel Caro Wilson, Zenaida R. Tantoco, Cristina Turalba, Antonio S. Yap and Carolyn E. Espiritu, and visual arts director Karen Flores.

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TAGS: “Kulo” exhibit, Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Eric Manalang, Mideo Cruz, Ombudsman, Prolife Philippines
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