Gone to soon: Robredo, Hontiveros, Angara and Pangilinan saddened by the passing of Carlos Celdran

Carlos Celdran/photo courtesy of Inquirer

Cultural activist, tour guide and performance artist Carlos Celdran has passed away, his wife Tesa confirmed on Tuesday, October 8. He was 46.

Tesa shared in her Facebook post that Celdran, who had been living in Madrid, Spain, since January of this year, died of natural causes.

Many top politicians in the country gave their sentiments and condolences to the family of the late artist and activist.

Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Rissa Honteveros, Sonny Angara Jr., Kiko Pangilinan, and the Otso diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas to name a few.

Many were shocked with the sudden demise of an activist who was jailed for his “Damaso” stunt during a mass at Manila Cathedral in 2010.

Celdran, who was lobbying for the Reproductive Health Law was found guilty by the Supreme court for 'offending religious feelings' in 2018.

Vice President Leni Robredo gave her condolences to the family and thanked Celdran for his contribution to promoting the country’s rich history and culture.

"I will always be grateful for his support and appreciative of his contributions to raising the awareness of our fellow Filipinos regarding our history and culture. He will be missed," Robredo said.

Meanwhile, Senator Risa Hontiveros also mourned the passing of Celdran, remembering he was part of the champion of the reproductive health law.

“Will surely miss you, @carlosceldran. You marched w/ us, fought w/ us for the Reproductive Health Law. This photo was taken in 2014 in Baguio, kasama natin @ffreethinkers, men for women’s rights. Nakakalungkot, gone too soon. But rest in peace. Itutuloy namin ang laban mo,” Hontiveros said, shared a throwback photo with Celdran.

Senator Sonny Angara also tweeted: “RIP Carlos Celdran , champion of Philippine history heritage and tourism.”

Celdran has also been a known critic of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

Source: Politiko

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