Philippines to ban “The da vinci code” movie in theaters

May 11, 2006 at 6:42 am 3 comments

Philippines to Ban the code; press release says it all below: PR insider report in release...
A senior official in The Philippines is calling for a complete ban on 'blasphemous' film THE DA VINCI CODE before it opens in the capital Manila next week (19MAY06).
The upcoming thriller, based on the bestselling book by DAN BROWN, has already caused controversy in the church for its unorthodox content, drawing criticism from Catholics the world over.
And now President GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYA's executive secretary EDUARDO ERMITA, who claims to be a 'devout Catholic', says, "I think we should do everything not to allow it to be shown."
The Philippines, which also banned MARTIN SCORSESE's THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST for its 'blasphemous' content, is one of only two countries in the world that does not have a divorce law, and also discourages contraception.
In a letter to The Phillippines' chief censor, a Roman Catholic archbishop also says, "In the name of many like you who love and revere the Son of God made Man, I strongly appeal to you that the showing of the film (The) Da Vinci Code be banned throughout our land."
President Arroya says, "It's something that we should not be talking about. We might get struck by lightning." More than 80 per cent of The Philippines' eighty-five million population are Roman Catholic.

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  • 1. mikeinmanila  |  June 5, 2006 at 4:04 am

    ‘Da Vinci Code’ Burned by Ardent Catholics
    OhmyNews International, South Korea –
    … being shown here in the southern Philippines but doubts … marching in the streets of Manila to condemn … placards and streamers rejecting The Da Vinci Code

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  • 2. mikeinmanila  |  June 5, 2006 at 4:05 am

    Manila bans Da Vinci Code but archbishop dismisses the fuss
    Ekklesia, UK –
    Manila city council in the Philippines has banned public showings of the Da Vinci Code movie, Maurice Malanes reports on Ecumenical News International.

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  • 3. mikeinmanila  |  June 5, 2006 at 4:07 am

    News Today Online, Philippines –
    The novel, “The Da Vinci Code” is a fiction and … banned the showing of the movie in Manila’s moviehouses … The Roman Catholic hierarchy in the Philippines has also …
    Christians should not be afraid of ‘Da Vinci Code’ film …

    Channel News Asia, Singapore –
    … the Philippines (CBCP), also gave the “Da Vinci Code” an R … Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines with more … in the movie theatres in Manila and probably …
    Manila Bans The Da Vinci Code

    Christian Broadcasting Network, VA –
    CBN News — MANILA, Philippines – The city of Manila has banned the showing of the movie The Da Vinci Code, as many Christians and Catholic faithfuls believe …
    The art of Leonardo

    ABS CBN News, Philippines – … which has become the largest business weekly in the Philippines. … 6 pm at the foyer of the Manila Pen … Named after Da Vinci, Leonardo left the Philippines 31 ago …

    A Catholic Response to the Da Vinci Desecration
    Catholic Online, CA –
    … chain of shopping malls and cinemas in the Philippines.
    … of the many cities that make up Metro Manila. … stance of Mr. Sy regarding the Da Vinci Desecration is …
    Film board’s abolition sought over ‘Da Vinci Code’ showing

    Global Nation, Philippines –
    A MANILA legislator called “The Da Vinci Code” movie … sought the abolition of the film censors board for allowing its screening in the Philippines.

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