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WATCH: Inside the last ‘Walk this Way’ tour, a tribute to Carlos Celdran

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Gabe Mercado hosts the last ever 'Walk This Way' tour in tribute to the tour’s original performer and guide, the late Carlos Celdran

HE WALKED THIS WAY. A crowd of hundreds flock to Intramuros for the final 'Walk this Way' tour, in honor of Carlos Celdran. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

[OPINION] How Carlos Celdran made me a decisive Catholic

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:52 PM

'Provocative criticisms from skeptics, agnostics, and atheists should in fact be welcomed as a means for us Catholics to let our faith grow deeper and perhaps evolve'

To honor Celdran, Lagman files bill repealing 'archaic' crime of blasphemy

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Albay Representative Edcel Lagman says the crime of offending religious feelings, of which the late Carlos Celdran was found guilty, is an 'odious remnant of the Dark Ages'

[OPINION] The secret side of Carlos Celdran

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Carlos Celdran rubbed people the wrong way because he showed them the struggle of being a visionary in a place that has become too cynical for dreamers

[OPINION] Carlos, the Prompter

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Heritage advocate and Intramuros senior tourism operations officer Jeffrey Yap recalls meeting and working with Carlos Celdran

[OPINION] He walked his way: Carlos Celdran

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:43 PM

'He showed that you could still love your country even if you don’t agree with your government'

Final ‘Walk this Way’ tour to be held in Intramuros in honor of Carlos Celdran

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:43 AM

‘He Walked this Way: A Tribute to Carlos Celdran’ celebrates the life of the late cultural activist

TRIBUTE. For one last time, the late Carlos Celdran's 'Walk this Way' tour will be staged. Screenshot from

Isko Moreno: City mourns death of Manila 'promoter, advocate' Carlos Celdran

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'Nawalan na naman kami ng isang promoter, isang tagapagtaguyod ng kasaysayan ng mga magagandang aral na puwedeng matutunan sa ating mahal na Lungsod,' says Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

MANILA CHIEF. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno mourns the death of 'Manila's son,' Carlos Celdran. File photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Carlos Celdran: Activist, performance artist

Oct 08, 2019 - 4:03 PM

From Manila man to Madrid exile, the controversial performer leaves behind a spirit of activism among those who knew him

CARLOS CELDRAN. The performance artist is remembered for his unrelenting activism. Photo from

Carlos Celdran dies at 46

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Carlos Celdran's wife, Tesa, says he died of natural causes

CARLOS CELDRAN. Carlos Celdran dies aged 46. Image from Carlos Celdran's Instagram

SC sends Carlos Celdran to jail for offending 'religious feelings'

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:39 PM

The activist faces imprisonment of 2 months and 21 days at minimum, and 1 year, 1 month, and 11 days at maximum for his 2010 'Damaso stunt'

CARLOS CELDRAN. Carlos Celdran faces up to 13 months and 11 days in prison. Screenshot from Carlos Celdran's Instagram.

No Mar, no oversized Starbucks – Carlos Celdran to BPO millennial

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Online personality Carlos Celdran is not mincing words when it comes to BPO employees who are complaining about presidential candidate Mar Roxas

Celdran: Duterte supporters 'delusional and lazy'

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:54 PM

In a Facebook post Carlos Celdran criticizes supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

FED UP. Carlos Celdran wrote a scathing post against Rodrigo Duterte's supporters and criticizes them for being 'delusional and lazy.' Image courtesy of Alyssa Arizabal, photos taken from Celdran's Facebook page

Dear Manila Yacht Club members: #SidewalksAreForPeople

Oct 24, 2015 - 12:28 PM

You may own boats and belong to a club But you don t own the sidewalk

 'LET BIKE LANES FLOW.' Using these photos, author Dinna Louise Dayao compares how much better it would be if bike lanes are used by people (R), and not used as a parking lot (L). Photos from Carlos Celdran (l) and Eric Barbosa Jr. (r)

RH advocate Carlos Celdran: From 'Damaso' to 'Basura Bunny'

Apr 11, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The reproductive health advocate puts on bunny ears to draw attention to the problem of littering

BASURA BUNNY. Carlos Celdran cleans up in the country's summer capital. Photo from Carlos Celdran's Facebook page

Francis, Charlie and the right to offend

Jan 26, 2015 - 11:50 AM

The idea that the religious have a right not to be offended is an invitation for the many to oppress the few

Heritage advocates hail Torre de Manila suspension order

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Calling the Torre de Manila a papal eyesore the Knights of Rizal Senator Pia Cayetano and cultural activist Carlos Celdran welcome the NCCA s suspension order

'TIMELY ORDER.' The Knights of Rizal says the NCCA's cease and desist order on Torre de Manila's construction is timely, coming ahead of the Pope's Mass in Luneta. Photo courtesy: Office of Senator Pia Cayetano

RH advocate Carlos Celdran seeks Pope Francis help

Jan 07, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The Court of Appeals rejects the appeal of Carlos Celdran to overturn a lower court decision convicting him for offending religious feelings

DEAR POPE. Reproductive Health advocate Carlos Celdran (middle) squeezes into a pro-life picket in Pasay City in 2013. Photo from Carlos Celdran's Instagram

Carlos Celdran: Livin' La Vida Imelda in New York

Nov 13, 2014 - 10:53 AM

In the form of a one man show complete with humor song and dance drama art and architecture the New York production of Livin’ La Vida Imelda gives us a glimpse of recent Philippine history that might never be mentioned in history books

Torre de Manila 'selfie challenge' posed to DMCI

Sep 17, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Cultural activist Carlos Celdran issues the challenge after the developer alleged that images of Torre de Manila ruining the view of Rizal Monument were photoshopped

VISUAL DOMINANCE. Photos show an unfinished Torre de Manila behind the Rizal Monument. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Health advocates rejoice over upheld RH law

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED Reproductive health advocates hail the big victory for women and young people and say they are ready for the next battle: to ensure its implementation

'HISTORIC'. Supporters of the Reproductive Health law holds a triumphant parade after the Supreme Court announcement Tuesday, April 8. Photo by Rappler

RH law supporters on vigil, predict victory

Apr 07, 2014 - 4:55 PM

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the law on April 8 Advocates cite the result of the SWS survey showing 77 of Filipinos think the law is constitutional

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Why I advocate road sharing

Mar 14, 2014 - 8:14 PM

The vision of a walkable commutable Metro Manila becomes even more attractive than owning a car

TOGETHER. Private car owners and commuters join together for the Share the Roads movement. Photo by Gen Cruz

Court asked to stop forum on sexual health

Jan 21, 2014 - 7:02 PM

A pro life group says organizing activities that promote abortion and other acts that offend good customs are crimes under Philippine laws

TALK TO THEM. Reproductive health advocate Carlos Celdran breaks into a small Catholic crowd picketing an Asia Pacific conference on reproductive rights in Pasay City. Photo from Carlos Celdran's Instagram

New US Ambassador immerses himself in Pinoy culture

Jan 18, 2014 - 1:49 PM

New US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg tries chicken pork adobo and tours and tastes Manila with Ramon Bautista and Carlos Celdran

Manila city council suspends Torre de Manila construction

Nov 28, 2013 - 10:51 AM

The temporary suspension allows for a roundtable discussion between DMCI Homes and stakeholders says a Manila councilor

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

NHCP backs off from Torre de Manila issue

Nov 06, 2013 - 12:54 PM

The National Historical Commission now approves of the controversial Torre de Manila project that threatens to mar the Rizal Shrine sightline

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

Manila councilor opposes 'Terror de Manila' condo

Oct 12, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Despite an order from the Manila City Council to desist from construction DMCI Homes continues to build a high rise condominium across Rizal Park

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

Celdran loses appeal in 'Damaso' case

Sep 05, 2013 - 1:14 PM

UPDATED A Manila court reaffirmed a decision that Celdran is guilty without reasonable doubt for offending religious feelings when he disrupted a service at the Manila Cathedral back in 2010

Erap supports Manila Bay reclamation

Aug 03, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Manila mayor passes the buck to city council approval

'MOOT.' Estrada says the city council has already approved the reclamation project

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

Jun 22, 2013 - 11:04 AM

As Manila tourism consultant Celdran spots key areas that need improvement — namely safety security and cleanliness

THE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook page

Treasure trove: 'Unscripted'

Mar 17, 2013 - 12:28 AM

Sarah Meier Albano and Vicky Herrera s collection of interviews from icons of Philippine pop culture continue to delight us

UNSCRIPTED. This book is a compilation of conversations with the Dolls and icons of Philippine art and culture. All photos by Pia Ranada

Carlos Celdran livin' la vida EDSA

Feb 24, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Three days before the anniversary of the EDSA Revolution Carlos Celdran tells the story of Imelda Marcos and the Filipino people

LIVIN' LA VIDA IMELDA. Carlos Celdran puts on a show to tell her extraordinary life and the history of the Filipino people. All photos by Pia Ranada

#PHVote quotes: Sex ed, hairstyle, marijuana

Feb 09, 2013 - 3:31 PM

From name calling to legalizing marijuana senatorial bets and campaign managers voice their thoughts making for some quotes to remember

Celdran gets scolding from senatorial candidate

Feb 08, 2013 - 1:26 PM

A debate gets heated when senatorial candidate Rizalito David scolds activist Carlos Celdran on Church teachings

If you're thinking of suicide, you are not alone

Feb 05, 2013 - 5:01 PM

If you have suicidal thoughts please go to at least two people: a professional and someone whom you trust and you know loves you

Rappler Newscast | January 31, 2013

Jan 31, 2013 - 8:54 PM

The Philippines exceeds forecasts and posts a 6 6 GDP growth in 2012 | President Aquino says the Philippines needs structural reforms to fight corruption | Reproductive health advocate Carlos Celdran answers charges he offended religious feelings

Church says it's not behind Celdran case

Jan 30, 2013 - 11:42 PM

A private attorney says he decided to pursue the case against Celdran because as a Catholic he was offended by the protest

#TalkThursday: 'Offending religious feelings'

Jan 30, 2013 - 9:57 PM

Charged with offending religious feelings RH advocate Carlos Celdran is not only willing to challenge institutions and ideas but the law itself

Rappler Newscast | January 30, 2013

Jan 30, 2013 - 8:50 PM

The government wants to keep the cybercrime law provision allowing real time collection of internet traffic data | The Manila Archdiocese says it did not pursue the case against reproductive health advocate Carlos Celdran | The Philippines ranks 147th out of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index

DOCUMENT: People of the Philippines vs Carlos Celdran

Jan 30, 2013 - 2:46 PM

Read why a court found Carlos Celdran guilty of offending religious feelings

Did Jose Rizal die in vain?

Jan 29, 2013 - 10:39 PM

Until we learn from our own history we are doomed to perpetuate the same cycle over and over

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[Q and A] Celdran: 'I'm Catholic until it is taken away from me'

Jan 29, 2013 - 10:12 PM

I was raised a Catholic It s just part of my wiring already So being Catholic is something that I am until it is taken away from me

BIG LEGAL BATTLE. Artist and advocate Carlos Celdran tells Rappler he thinks he has a big legal battle ahead of him in a Skype interview on January 29, 2013. Screenshot of Rappler interview.

Rappler Newscast | January 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Catholic bishops say those who voted for the RH bill are unfit for public office | RH advocate Carlos Celdran will appeal his guilty verdict for offending religious feelings | A new photo of kidnapped Australian Warren Rodwell held by the Abu Sayyaf is posted on Facebook

Aquino: Follow Pope’s example, forgive Celdran

Jan 29, 2013 - 3:56 PM

President Aquino says he understands Carlos Celdran s predicament and hopes the clergy will forgive him

LEADING WITH FORGIVENESS. File photo of President Aquino from a roundtable meeting with global business executives at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on January 25, 2013. Photo by Ryan Lim of the Malacañang Photo Bureau.

Law used vs Celdran 'outdated, obsolete'

Jan 28, 2013 - 9:52 PM

A Manila court s conviction of Church critic Carlos Celdran may be the first post World War II case says his lawyer

FREE SPEECH. Rights to safeguard religion and free speech are coming to a head in the Carlos Celdran case. Photo courtesy of Carlos Celdran's Facebook.

Rappler Newscast | January 28, 2013

Jan 28, 2013 - 8:50 PM

RH advocate Carlos Celdran is found guilty of offending religious feelings | Former MTRCB chair Grace Poe Llamanzares jumps from rank 20 to 10th 11th place in the latest SWS survey | Ad maven Yolanda Ong says she will play her part to unmask Senate President Enrile

Carlos Celdran found guilty of 'offending religious feelings'

Jan 28, 2013 - 3:06 PM

UPDATED A court punishes Carlos Celdran for disrupting a service at the Manila Cathedral in 2010

Exploring what makes a Filipino tick (Part 4)

Jan 27, 2013 - 1:28 PM

Two artists are exploring the national psyche in fresh and different ways Carlos Celdran is a performance artist who leads walking tours around Manila’s historic areas Dante Mendoza is an independent filmmaker who uses ‘ultra realistic’ docudramas to portray social issues

SOCIAL MEDIA-SAVVY. Technology will help today's generation of Pinoys evolve their own identity. All photos by Andy Maluche

Exploring what makes a Filipino tick (Part 3)

Jan 25, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Two artists are exploring the national psyche in fresh and different ways Carlos Celdran is a performance artist who leads walking tours around Manila’s historic areas Dante Mendoza is an independent filmmaker who uses ‘ultra realistic’ docudramas to portray social issues

MIXED RACE, LIKE IT OR NOT. For Carlos Celdran, 'Our originality is in the mixture.' All photos by Andy Maluche