Sentenced to suffer imprisonment of two months and 21 days as minimum to one year, one month and 11 days was Carlos Celdran who, in 2010, dressed like Philippine national hero Jose Rizal went inside the Manila Cathedral while a mass was going on and shouted to the celebrating priest to stop meddling in government affairs.

Celdran was protesting the Catholic Church’s continuing opposition to the then Reproductive Health Bill that promoted family planning.

A municipal trial court judge found him violating Article 133 of the Philippine penal code which punishes those “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.”