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Noy won’t sack CCP board over ‘Kulo’ row By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan 08/11/2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Noy won’t sack CCP board over ‘Kulo’ row

By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan 08/11/2011
Despite their bad artistic taste, President Aquino is not firing the members of the board of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

At a press briefing yesterday, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said that President Aquino is not inclined to heed growing clamor for the purging of the CCP board which allowed the “Kulo” exhibit and even publicly defending it, without due regard to religious sensitivities.

“There is no action on our part, in the Palace, to do that,” Lacierda said when asked if the President would sack the CCP board, or ask for their resignation, for their oversight in allowing the exhibit of so-called art pieces which practically desecrated the image of Jesus Christ.

Lacierda said that it is already enough that the CCP management has decided to finally close down the exhibit although the reason for doing so is about safety issues and not about impropriety of the “Kulo” exhibit. The CCP board even appeared remorseless and maintained that these so-called artworks were part of an artist’s freedom of expression..... MORE

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