ABS-CBN and ANC journalist Karen Davila received criticisms again after he questioned the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) over activist and tour guide Carlos Celdran’s ‘Damaso’ case.
Davila compared Celdran’s case with President Rodrigo Duterte’s habit of criticizing the church.
“To Supreme Court: How can @carlosceldran be penalized for Offending Religious Feelings when no less than the President has cursed the Church?” Davila asked.
Some netizens and pro-Duterte bloggers said that Davila might be insinuating that the President should also be penalized for offending religious feelings of other people because of slamming the Catholic Church several times in his speeches.
Sass Rogando Sasot, a pro-Duterte blogger gave a lecture to Davila on why the case of Celdran cannot be compared to President Rodrigo Duterte.
She explained that in Celdran’s case, the activist disturbed the Catholic mass by showing a ‘Damaso’ placard in front of the parishioners, while President Duterte only criticized the Church in his speeches.
“Karen Davila, napakalaki ng sinasahod mo, pero di ka man lang nag-research? Alam mo ba iyong batas na na-violate ni Celdran? Eto:
“Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code only prohibits offending religious feelings “in a place devoted to religious worship or during the celebration of any religious ceremony.” Outside those contexts, religious feelings aren’t protected from being offended.
“So, i-spoon feed pa ba sayo kung bakit di applicable kay Duterte yan, pero applicable sa ginawa ni Celdran?”
Another Pro-DDS blogger, Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angels also explained to Davila why she cannot compare Duterte and Celdran’s action against the Catholic Church.
She said that the criticisms threw by Duterte in his speeches against the Catholic Church is still covered by the ‘freedom of expression’.
Ms. Karen Davila compares apples with santol.
Carlos Celdran performed acts that the court deems offensive to the feelings off the faithful, IN A PLACE DEVOTED TO RELIGIOUS WORSHIP.
The president wasn’t in church when he mouthed off.
Mahalaga ang pagkakaibang ito. Pinasok ni Carlos ang simbahan para tawaging Damaso ang mga pari. Ayon sa Simbahang Catolica, may padasal nung nangyari ang insidente.
Parang pumasok sya sa bahay ng iba para mang insulto.
Hindi ibig sabihin nito na pumapanig ako sa simbahan. Pero hindi tama yung pag compare ni Ms. Davila.
Covered pa ng freedom of speech ang pangulo. Yung kay Carlos, krimen na, ayon sa hukuman.
By the way, ang initial conviction ni Carlos was January 2013. Na uphold ito ng Court of Appeals nung January 2017. Two days ago natanggap ni Carlos ang affirmation ng SC.
Ibig sabihin nito, walang kinalaman si Duterte dito.
Source: Pinoy Trend
Karen Davila Receives lecture from Netizens and Bloggers after Compared Celdran’s case with President Duterte in her Tweet
4/ 5Oleh BNP Correspondent