Saturday, August 11, 2018

Atty. Trixie calls out Karen Davila for erroneously comparing Celdran with Pres. Duterte



Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles | Karen Davila 

The prolific and gutsy reporter Karen Davila has been called out by a lawyer for apparently comparing “apples with santol” or, as in this case, Carlos Celdran with President Rodrigo Duterte.


For Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, lawyer and social media influencer through her Facebook page Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan, 


Davila was wrong in saying through a tweet, “To the Supreme Court: How can @carlosceldran be penalized for Offending Religious Feelings when no less than the President has cursed the church?” after Celdran posted the SC’s affirmation of his case.


The social media influencer attorney explained that Celdran had blasphemed the Church in its very area during mass, or as Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code states, “in a place devoted to religious worship or during the celebration of any religious ceremony”.


Duterte, on the other hand, simple exercised his freedom of speech when he criticized the Church during one of his speeches.



Karen Davila's Tweet | Photo Atty. Trixie's post


“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,” Cruz-Angeles reasoned in a Facebook post.


The lawyer cleared herself of any allegiance or siding with the Church, but she explains that Davila was wrong for comparing the two over a very different mode of delivery and context towards the Church.


“Covered pa ng freedom of speech ang pangulo. Yung kay Carlos, krimen na, ayon sa hukuman,” the attorney said.


Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code, for which Celdran has been charged with, explicitly states, “the penalty of arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period shall be imposed upon anyone who, in a place devoted to religious worship or during the celebration of any religious ceremony shall perform acts notoriously offensive to the feelings of the faithful.”



The lawyer’s full post on Facebook reads:


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.



Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles | Photo from Rappler

Ibig sabihin nito, walang kinalaman si Duterte dito.
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Art.133. Offending the religious feelings. — The penalty of arresto mayor in its maximum period to prision correccional in its minimum period shall be imposed upon anyone who, in a place devoted to religious worship or during the celebration of any religious ceremony shall perform acts notoriously offensive to the feelings of the faithful. (Revised Penal Code)


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Source: Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan | Facebook