Cultural Activist Carlos Celdran Passes Away at 46
Celdran was known for pushing the boundaries of art and
A staunch supporter of reproductive health rights and HIV/AIDS awareness, Celdran drew the ire from the Catholic church when he publicly protested the church's opposition to the Reproductive Health Law. Dressed as Jose Rizal, he walked through mass with the name "Damaso" written on a placard, a reference to the villainous priest in Rizal's Noli Me Tangere.
He was a bold voice that called to preserve Philippine culture and the national identity.
Celdran was only 46 years old.