Philippine Politics and Church

April 15, 2011

Women and the Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Ministers

Filed under: Eduardo Manalo,Eraño Manalo,Felix Manalo,Gloria Arroyo,Iglesia Ni Cristo — politicsandchurch @ 3:50 pm

Behind Every Man’s Success Is A Woman.

I don’t know if this holds true with the Manalo family of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC).

Please continue reading and find out.

The Rosita Trillanes rape case is a ghost that continues to hunt the credibility of Felix Manalo and the Iglesia Ni Cristo. It is a nightmare for every INC members to know that Felix Manalo has been accused of rape by his own INC member. A court even found Felix Manalo as a ‘man with low moral’. Manalo joined many religions (Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, Disciples of Christ, Christian Mission and Seventh Day Adventists) before he decided to form Iglesia Ni Kristo. Felix Manalo had 2 wives, the first, Tomasa Sereneo died then he immediately remarried again, Honorata de Guzman.

Felix Manalo was a former Catholic. Yes, the same Catholic religion that the INC ministers and members always love to attack and malign. Felix Manalo also joined Methodist and then Seven Day Adventist until he realized that he has a ‘calling’ and established his own church and preached to everyone that he is actually an angel being prophesied by the Holy Scriptures. It is also INC’s claim that there is no other true church aside from Iglesia Ni Cristo. With my estimate of less than 1 million, I think it’s sad to think that only INC members (mostly Filipinos) will be sent to heaven.

Everyone knows that Iglesia Ni Cristo supported Gloria Arroyo in the highly doubtful 2004 election. In return, Gloria Arroyo treated INC as a friend and a dependable ally. It is a mutual bonding made from hell. The close relationship of Gloria Arroyo and Iglesia Ni Cristo did not started as sweet as honey. INC tried to oust Gloria Arroyo in EDSA 3 where GMA was forced to declare a State of Rebellion. INC members died in EDSA 3. After starting the relationship on a wrong foot, the bond between Iglesia Ni Cristo and Gloria Arroyo was made even much stronger. Arroyo, which polls says as the Most corrupt President, later declared the much-hated Iglesia Ni Cristo Day on July 27, 2009.

[wiki] Eduardo Manalo (son and successor of Eraño G. Manalo) was also reported to have an involvement in EDSA 3. … According to Armando Doronila’s The Fall of Joseph Estrada: The Inside Story, – as well as local newspaper reports such as the May 7, 2001 issue of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manalo was reportedly involved in a rebellion plot against the Philippine government under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in EDSA III… The political nature of the Manalo family is very clear and the alliance of the Iglesia Ni Cristo with Gloria Arroyo cannot be denied.

Aside from being involved in government appointments, Iglesia Ni Cristo of the Manalo family is also well known for intervening political issues in the Philippines. INC cult group calling different Congressmen to stop a widely supported impeachment case against an Ombudsman is totally wicked. Filipino people has been waiting the impeachment case against Ombudsman Gutierrez because of its plea bargaining agreement with General Carlos Garcia and other gross negligence by the office of the Ombudsman. Obviously, Iglesia Ni Cristo enjoyed more attention from a president during the Arroyo administration than with the present Aquino administration. Eduardo Manalo (who just inherited the position of Executive Minister from his dad when he died) is still a newbie in political decisions. Iglesia Ni Cristo taking the side of Gloria Arroyo and Merceditas Gutierrez is political suicide for a neophyte Eduardo Manalo. Arroyo and Gutierrez are rotten compared to mass-beloved President Noynoy Aquino.

Iglesia Ni Cristo failed in convincing Congressmen to stop the impeachment case against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez. Many lawmakers on the House of Representatives have said that a high ranking official of influential political group of Iglesia Ni Cristo has been making call about the impeachment. Half of Filipinos back Gutierrez’s impeachment, as proven by a survey. 4 members of the Macapagal / Arroyo clan and the INC Congressman Marcoleta are among who voted NO. It is widely believed that most of the 46 members of the House who voted NO are sympathizers of Gloria Arroyo. Why did Iglesia Ni Cristo try to stop the impeachment of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez? — Merceditas Gutierrez was appointed as Ombudsman by Gloria Arroyo, a friend of INC.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Bro. Felix Y. Manalo His Living Legacy

Filed under: Felix Manalo,Iglesia Ni Cristo,Politics — politicsandchurch @ 3:27 pm

Whenever we hear about Iglesia Ni Cristo, I have to admit that there are 2 things that come in my mind, (1) INC Chapels and (2) politics. The legacy of Felix Y. Manalo is related to politics since Iglesia Ni Cristo is usually talked about during Philippine elections. Politicians are lining up to INC leaders for block voting endorsements. INC is well written in the Philippine Political History for being involved in EDSA1 (supporting Marcos), endorsing a losing presidential candidate Danding Cojuangco in 1992 election, heavy involvement in EDSA III, loyal support to Gloria Arroyo, involvement in choosing Senate President and the Ombudsman Impeachment fiasco. Bro. Felix Y. Manalo started preaching Iglesia Ni Cristo in the late 1913. He eventually registered Iglesia Ni Kristo on July 27, 1914. Felix Y. Manalo had 2 wives. His first wife was Tomasa Sereneo, who died after giving birth to their son, Gerardo. (NHI reported that Gerardo died in his infancy). Shortly after the death of his first wife and son, Felix Y. Manalo married his 2nd wife, Honorata de Guzman while they were members of Seventh day Adventists. Felix Manalo, after joining numerous religious groups (Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, Disciples of Christ, Christian Mission and Seventh Day Adventists), he decided to form his own Church group – Iglesia Ni Kristo. What I find really funny is that after joining many church groups, Felix Manalo later be declared as an ‘angel sent by heaven’. Felix Manalo was also accused by Rosita Trillanes of Rape. The rape case of Rosita Trillanes have remained as one of the major moral question about the character of Felix Manalo.

Shortly after the death of his first wife and son, Felix Y. Manalo married his 2nd wife, Honorata de Guzman while they were members of Seventh day Adventists. Felix Manalo, after joining numerous religious groups (Methodist Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, Disciples of Christ, Christian Mission and Seventh Day Adventists), he decided to form his own Church group – Iglesia Ni Kristo. What I find really funny is that after joing many church groups, Felix Manalo later be declared as an ‘angel sent by heaven’. Felix Manalo was also accused by Rosita Trillanes of Rape. The rape case of Rosita Trillanes have remained as one of the major moral question about the character of Felix Manalo.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

After the death of Felix Manalo, Iglesia Ni Cristo acquired many land properties and continues to grow their political presence in Philippine politics. The INC leadership has been passed from one Manalo family member to another. Felix Manalo, Erano Manalo and then Eduardo Manalo. I am also expecting that Angelo Erano Manalo will be the one to turn over the INC leadership after Eduardo Manalo. Iglesia Ni Cristo is clearly being ruled by one family, the Manalo family. I am not sure if Nepotism is prohibited by the scriptures, but I can clearly see the Nepotism is running inside the politically influential group Iglesia Ni Cristo • Nepotism = favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

Iglesia Ni Cristo

The living legacy of Felix Y. Manalo can be clearly seen among INC members but not among the rest of the Filipinos. For me and the rest of the Philippine nation, Felix Y. Manalo is dead. His legacy of political intervention in Philippine affairs continue to poison our government. The latest one is the Iglesia Ni Cristo trying to stop the impeachment of Ombudsman Gutierrez. Disgusting. It’s good thing that in other countries, Iglesia Ni Cristo is not that welcome. We cannot see the pointy INC chapels in some countries. We should be glad. Only in the Philippines that the INC cult is allowed to erect INC chapels. Only in the Philippines that the INC is successful in intervening political issues in the government. As a proof that legacy of Felix Y. Manalo is alive and well among INC members, Iglesia Ni Cristo decided to make a bronze statue of Felix Y. Manalo. Woe unto Iglesia Ni Cristo.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo and their FAILED Political Endorsements

Filed under: Eduardo Manalo,Felix Manalo,Gloria Arroyo,Iglesia Ni Cristo,Politics — politicsandchurch @ 3:23 pm

* It is widely believed that Iglesia Ni Cristo endorsement is based on high-rating surveys of the candidates

1986 • INC supported Marcos and defied the call of Democracy by the Filipino People during People Power Revolution

1992 • INC failed to help Danding Cojuangco to Presidency. Danding was only 3rd on the final tally of votes

1998 • Iglesia Ni Cristo supported Joseph Estrada (later to be convicted with corruption charges)

2001 • INC members were part of the violent EDSA III. GMA was forced to declare State of Rebellion. Some INC members died.

July 5, 2004 • ABS-CBN reporter Ramon Ilagan beat the INC-endorsed ex Cainta Mayor Nicanor Felix

May 10, 2007 • Michael Defensor, Ralph Recto, Vicente Sotto III was endorsed as Senators by INC, but lost in 2007 election

May 23, 2007 • Jamie Eloise Agbayani lost Pangasinan gubernatorial election despite the Iglesia Ni Cristo support

May 5, 2010 • Iglesia Ni Cristo endorsed Mar Roxas as Vice President (Mar Roxas eventually lost)

May 5, 2010 • Ruffy Biazon was endorsed as Senator by INC, but lost in 2010 election

May 15, 2010 • Quezon Gov. Rafael Nantes lost the election (INC vote was not enough)

July 22, 2010 • Iglesia Ni Cristo supported Manny Villar to Senate Presidency but failed.

March 20, 2011 • Iglesia Ni Cristo tried to support the impeachment of Ombudsman Gutierrez but failed.

May 5, 2010 • How the new Iglesia leader chose who to endorse [newsbreak]

May 11, 2010 • Allegation about local INC leaders sold the promise of bloc votes to local candidates in Bulacan [inquirer]

May 30, 2004 • Philstar wrote that there are reports that there are ‘pay-off’ rumors
about the bloc voting of Iglesia Ni Cristo (money in exchange of INC vote) [philstar]

* It is widely believed that Iglesia Ni Cristo endorsement is based on high-rating surveys of the candidates

Iglesia Ni Cristo AGAINST People Power

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Iglesia Ni Cristo and Alagad partylist, hehehe.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo


INC and their support to Ferdinand Marcos, hmmp.

Iglesia Ni Cristo


Iglesia Ni Cristo and their support to Danding Cojuangco.

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Iglesia Ni Cristo and their support to Gloria Arroyo, grrr.

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo Felix Manalo Statue

Filed under: Felix Manalo,Iglesia Ni Cristo,Statue — politicsandchurch @ 11:21 am

Iglesia Ni Cristo

Iglesia Ni Cristo bloggers and members always attack the Catholic statues and images. BUT Manalo followers have no problem with the Felix Manalo statue and Erano Manalo postal stamps. A clear classic case of double standard. The INC doctrine of condemning Catholics and Protestants to hell is unacceptable. They even forget that Felix Manalo came from the Catholic Church. The parents of Felix Manalo was even Catholics. So how and why even the INC members have the nerve to attack the Catholic Church. Felix Manalo also joined numerous protestant groups before deciding to form his own Iglesia Ni Cristo. I cannot understand how INC condemns other religions. To think that only INC members will be saved is foolishness, in my opinion. I read the Bible sometimes but nowhere we can read that heaven is exclusive to Iglesia Ni Cristo members only. Iglesia Ni Cristo cannot even ensure that all of their INC members will be saved because some INC members are also involved in crimes such as murders, rape and drug addiction. INC members also drinks liquors and smoke cigarettes.

We now have a Cardinal Sin statue and I hope the INC members (and ministers) should stop attacking statues since INC have their own Felix Manalo statue. If the Iglesia Ni Cristo have at least amount of decency left for themselves, it would be wise for them to stop attacking other religions like they would usually do on INC blogs and tv programs. Aside from the Felix Manalo statue and Erano Manalo postal stamps, some streets were also named and being proposed by politicians to be named to a Manalo family member. Specially when Erano manalo died, some Congressmen proposed to name some streets after Erano Manalo. Yes, as you have noticed also, the Manalo Family is very dear to Iglesia Ni Cristo members. I even think that the name Manalo is more important than the name of our Lord to fanatic INC members. Have you heard that INC made a move to name a street, building after the name of our Lord? The Manalo clan in the Iglesia Ni Cristo is sacred. I even read on some religious discussion that some INC members are very active in defending the name of Felix, Erano and Eduardo Manalo. Any INC members are offended with the term IGLESIA NI MANALO.

cbcpnews: Manila to unveil Cardinal Sin statue

mb.com.ph: Bronze statue of Cardinal Sin refurbished

ppimr: Iglesia Ni Cristo Eraño G. Manalo Special Stamps

inquirer: Sin statue starting to look like the cardinal’s face value

urbanroamer: Intramuros’ Cardinal Sin monument: then there are 3

Rename Commonwealth Avenue as Eraño G. Manalo Avenue – solons

Controversy feared inplan to rename road in honor of late INC head

GMA son wants Quezon City avenue renamed

ERAÑO G. MANALO-INC SPECIAL STAMPS

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